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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Not a lot of opportunity to switch over from continent/part-time work into full-time work (in 17 reviews)

  • The dress code requires suit and tie, very formal (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Dream Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for the LDS Church was the best time of my career. I had the best coworkers and supervisors anyone could ever ask for. I had many opportunities for growth and development. I highly recommend working here, especially in the Priesthood Department.

    Cons

    I wish I could work remotely. Heck, I would work for free if possible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I cannot express my gratitude enough.


  2. "Good place to work."

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

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people, valid mission statement.

    Cons

    Suit and tie, too many levels of management, lots of red tape and management takes a long time to make a decision.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people doing the work. Don't be afraid to give up control and trust your workers.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, fair compensation and good benefits,

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy on the way.

    Advice to Management

    Give a chance to new ideas.


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  5. "Portfolio Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Good purpose.

    Cons

    No tangible career direction. Stagnant organization. The leaders are past their prime and not interested in making change that could help the organization grow. If you want to stagnate, this is where you should go.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the erroneous notion that you have inspiration from God. Get guidance on how to run an organization that will keep up with the times. Get organizational change advance that puts career paths in-place


  6. "Missionary"

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

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time

    Pros

    Best two years of service I have ever done!

    Cons

    Nothing obviously to note here


  7. "Working at BYU-Idaho"

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    Former Employee - Online Tutor in Rexburg, ID
    Former Employee - Online Tutor in Rexburg, ID
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Always willing to help you learn
    - Very kind co workers and bosses

    Cons

    - can't think of any!


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    "Very steady job"

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    Current Employee - Language Office Coordination in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Language Office Coordination 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 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like stability and a long term career this is a great place to work. Pay is competitive when you take into account the great benefits.

    Cons

    Work come and goes, sometimes very slow and boring. Dress code is strict. If you don't already have a deep desire for the work you're doing it's hard to get excited. If you don't already have industry experience, it's hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Work on automation. There are many jobs that shouldn't exist because they should be automated.


  9. "Great Jobs"

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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

    A lot of opportunity's for promotions.

    Cons

    There are really no down sides if you have a real passion for serving the church.


  10. "Positive coworkers, hopeful for future improvement on sincere employee development."

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

    I worked at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints full-time

    Pros

    Great environment. The people you work with sincerely want to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

    Cons

    Somewhat closed off with regard to genuine feedback, development programs are wonderful but have room for improvement on implementation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "50/50"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverton, UT

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and great benefits. Engaged in a mission to do good. One of the few who feels that at the very least we should come to work dressing the part rather than dressing down.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Toxic and abusive environment grows insidiously when a few self-serving, dishonest managers' only interest is in 'bamboozling the bosses', while victimizing the customers and direct reports. Contributes to disunity, frustration, and disillusionment when staff see these types get away with it because upper management doesn't want to deal. Erodes the belief that Church culture and values really have any meaning.

    Advice to Management

    Contingency model is cruel and wasteful. Does not foster loyalty, keeps contingents ever anxious, and overworks full-timers. Will only go away when upper management is brave enough to continuously evaluate performance, truly listen, truly see, and keep the goods ones while letting go of those who do not deliver, regardless of "cronyism", "buddyism", or person's charming facade.


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