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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. "Excellent organization!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful purpose to job, excellent benefits, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Conservative salary structure, long commute


  2. "Nice place to finish out a career"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere. The focus in most departments is usually on figuring out better ways to help people help themselves or to become more Christlike. Negativity gets you no where.

    Great benefits, work/life balance

    The perception that you're involved in something greater than just 'business' that builds and supports people as its primary focus.

    Good facilities and equipment to get the work done.

    Cons

    You will not get rich working here. Sometimes management attitudes feel like the good ole boys club veiled in religion.

    Some employees who've never worked outside the organization have limited vision of how to improve the work environment thus less willing to be open to different ways of looking at things or changes/improvements. On the other side, there are people that come from the outside that are way to bottom line aggressive and have no greater vision of what they're helping build other than the 'bottom line' - a hollow goal by itself.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to get rid of the 'good ole boy' attitude, managers need to be more open and honestly communicative about their decisions and goals, and have an ability to look outside 'the box'. I've been glad to see in the recent past, managers who were advanced with these qualities. This 'good ole boy attitude' deflates trust and morale very well when left unchecked.

  3. "Really great workplace!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Riverton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like others have mentioned, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive


  4. "(Volunteer) Church Service Missionary"

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    Current Employee - Church Service Missionary in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Church Service Missionary in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly rewarding; when we're able to connect the right client with the right resources, it's life-altering.

    Cons

    Funding for our program is limited (which is understandable); we wish we there were more avilable.

    Advice to Management

    Our region could use more CSM teams!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The Spirit is strong in this one."

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    Current Employee - Temple Facilities Assistant II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Temple Facilities Assistant II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love working for the Church. It has been a great blessing for me and my family. Excellent benefits and the quality of people I work with are outstanding.

    Cons

    It may be time for the Church to update it's pay scale. The cost of living has increased significantly in the past decade in the U.S. , the pay has not.

    Advice to Management

    Compare pay scale to recent cost of living.


  6. "Incredible Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my time working for the LDS Church. I felt valued and supported as an employee and enabled to do my work to the best of my ability. I loved the work I was doing and the feeling of being part of the best work on earth.

    Cons

    No retirement benefits for contracted employees.


  7. "Security and compassion"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Educator in Layton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best people and best organization to work for!

    Cons

    You will not get rich, but the salary and benefits are solid!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for always listening!

  8. "Custodial Position - Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Custodian in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Multiple different shifts options
    Excellent Pay
    Excellent Environment
    Easy work

    I was able to be a stay at home mom during the days and work late at night part time or early int he morning. I worked here for 10 years and it was a great place to be. was able to meet some amazing people and be "backstage'during major events on Temple Square. Always treated with respect and thanked for my hard work from visitors to TS.

    Cons

    Didn't always see eye to eye with some of the management, at times felt like just a "janitor" by supervisors. Unfortunately, there was at times gossip and rumors that fly like wild fire around there but if you just stay out of the drama your fine.

    Advice to Management

    Even if your management over the custodial department - you too are a custodian. and Just treat everyone with respect.
    All in all it is a great place to be and a great part time job for early hours and late in teh night hour as well.


  9. "Most supportive & caring work environment I have ever been in."

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    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere.
    Good pay.
    Excellent benefits.
    Stellar work-life balance.
    Wonderful co-workers who share in the vision of the organization.

    Cons

    Good but not amazing pay, but if you're here for the money alone, you're missing the point.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most workers were nice. Paychecks were timely.

    Cons

    The “good intent” card is played a lot. I had a long term illness of an autoimmune nature. People told me I was not sick. People also told me that I was ill because of my iniquity.

    Advice to Management

    Do not judge things you do not understand. Male priesthood power does not give you the right to demean or put control mechanisms on someone else. I wish I was never raised in this organization. At the end of a long period of suffering and grappling to find answers, I cannot continue to sustain this organization. The “imperfect” leadership claim only works for the occasional error, not groups of leadership hanging up on one person. They preach Agency, but have no concept of their doctrine.


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