Computing Specialist II (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – January 2, 2015
Working at a university provides many opportunities to learn new things on about any subject you can imagine.
The people you work for are the friendliest you will find, and are family focused, so they understand the needs of working parents.
One of the most interesting and challenging things you might be involved in is assisting with research projects. Working with experts exploring new aspects of their area of expertise provides a great chance to learn about something new in depth.
If the opportunity to work at BYU arises, don't pass it up!
clean, friendly work environment.
as with any large organization, bureaucracy imposes complexity.
Technical Projects Manager (Former Employee) – Rexburg, ID – October 19, 2015
Working at Brigham Young University-Idaho allowed me to explore interests in multiple areas. Every single one of my supervisors enjoyed letting students learn and try new things, without fear of making a mistake. In the four positions I held within the A/V Productions Department, the every day situation required me to think on my feet, learn exact steps to accomplish certain tasks ensure functionality of a technical system, or safety for those around me and those enjoying the show or concert being performed.
People, diversity, flexibility, dedication of those around me
Custodial Worker (Current Employee) – Provo, UT – November 14, 2013
I have never had a bad manager at BYU. This was a work study position and I have already learned so much from my coworkers and manager. Since this is work study they don't really expect you to stay around very long. Our custodial unit has a high turn over, but it's usually because they found something better suited to them. The management never treats you as disposable. You feel like you actually matter.
Gained good work experience and very flexible with school schedule.
STUDENT SECRETARY (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – October 10, 2014
Brigham Young University is a great place to work. They are more than willing to work around your class and testing schedule for school. As a working student, I was able to gain a lot of experience working with students, full-time staff, and professors alike. I learned to be very flexible, yet efficient with my work as there were multiple people needing my services at any given time. I enjoyed being able to work with people and not just being behind a computer the whole time.
Custodial (Current Employee) – Provo, UT – June 14, 2013
A typical day at work includes supervising missionaries at the MTC for their service. I learned how to manage time for tasks and work with new people everyday. The management at the MTC is very well organized and my boss is very kind. My co-workers have become my best friends and I love going to work with them. The hardest part of the job is keeping busy for the whole shift because we often get done with everything early on. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with great people.
Course Improvement Specialist (Former Employee) – Rexburg, ID – August 2, 2012
It was a great environment, really fun coworkers, I worked improving the online courses for BYU - Idaho, I learned different skills, such determine different problems and find their solutions. Worked closely with instructors to ad/remove information and fix problems(typos, deadlines, etc) with the courses. The hardest it was the fast pace that at times I had several course to work on, or fixes and improvements. The most enjoyable was the flexible deadlines, and the great coworkers. Fun and easy going supervisor.
fun environment, good coworkers, easy pace job, with flexible deadlines
Economics Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – February 27, 2015
Brigham Young University is unlike any other organization of higher learning. It hires students to work in entry level positions throughout the university. This includes clerical, custodial, and base administrative positions. This provides many more employment opportunities for students to pay for their way through school. It also allows for lower university wages since most positions are part time. The university then passes these savings onto the students through lower university costs and astronomically low tuition rates.
BYU is a private, church owned, university that stresses research, teaching, and moral values.
Professor of Mathematics (Former Employee) – Provo, Utah – February 25, 2013
Brigham Young University was an excellent place to work, with a balanced emhasis on research and teaching. It required strict moral behavior and stressed family values. I taught there for 33 years and then retired, and with our children raised and still in posession of good health, pursued other teqaching experiences at different kinds of educational institutions.
PhD Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) – Provo, UT – September 10, 2014
If you are a LDS this is heaven on hearth for you. If you are not, its not like you are in he** either. Its a decent school with great research opportunities. Research work is at par of MIT and Stanford. They have lots of funding and lots of job opportunities. Tuition fees are probably the cheapest in entire USA. If you are a non Mormon single, life will be slightly different for you here. Job opportunities after graduation varies with field of study.
Biochemistry -General ChemistryTutor (Former Employee) – Laie, HI – October 13, 2014
I tutored students nightly and would hold weekly study sessions. I also graded assignments when students were not present for tutoring. The hardest part of the job was in trying to satisfy everyone's needs if for example many students were present a particular day. I love helping students solve and understand complex problems, helping them know the basics and understand the material for themselves.
Adjunct Professor of religious education (Former Employee) – Rexburg, ID – September 26, 2014
I was invited to teach freshmen religion classes for three semesters at BYU-Idaho, and I found the experience to be absolutely delightful. The staff are friendly, intelligent, caring, knowledgeable, and approachable. I had lots of support from the administration and my co-workers. I would gladly work there full-time if I could!
great co-workers, great students to work with.
as an adjunct, i could teach only one semester per year.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – February 19, 2013
Overall, BYU is a great place to get a Graduate Education/Post-Doc. The chemistry department has great faculty and a wide variety of research opportunities. Compared to other Chemistry Institutions the faculty does not demand tons of hours from their students. Due to the religious nature of the university, many people opt for other universities. The indirect result of this is that there is far more funding and resources per capita (due to religious funding) than would exist at many other places.
Camera Operator/Video Editor (Former Employee) – Rexburg, ID – June 6, 2012
A typical day at work, I was in an office with hi-def screens and sound to edit video. Some days were spent filming different things on campus. My co-workers and I all loved working together and everything was fun. The hardest part of the job was sometimes working odd hours for an event, but the best part was doing what I loved.
Lots of opportunities to help other students and develop my own understanding of fundamental engineering concepts
Mechanical Engineering Tutor (Current Employee) – Rexburg, ID – June 3, 2013
I help students understand basic engineering concepts in subjects such as Statics, Dynamics, Strengths of Materials, Material Science, and Physics. This has greatly increased my understanding of concepts in these areas. The hardest part of doing this job is remembering and explaining all the concepts I have learned during my education. I enjoy sharing what I have learned and being someone other students can go to with questions.
Marketing Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Provo – September 17, 2015
In all honesty, this was simply a research position that I had at BYU while I was a student. My boss was an awesome professor, who challenged me a lot, so the work was awesome. Learned a great deal and built great relationships with many people.
Choose own hours
Often had to do lots of background research, which required reading lots of dull research, just to find the one gem
Full-time Visiting English Professor (Former Employee) – Rexburg, ID – September 1, 2015
The pay and benefits are great, and on a day-to-day basis, with everyday colleagues, the atmosphere is wonderful. The management is strange, though, with odd and unhelpful approaches to education and vague explanations of how to apply those approaches. The school is also incredibly callous when it comes to lay-offs, without so much as a good-bye or thank you. But while employed, it's pretty great.
Security Analyst (Current Employee) – Provo, UT – January 1, 2015
BYU does a fantastic job of giving incredible employment opportunities to it's students wishing to work in IT. BYU in general is a national leader in student employment. I've had real professional experience in my profession leading up to graduation, rather than having to scramble to find some after graduation. Very thankful for that.
As for IT positions for full-time employees, I can't say much because I'm not one.
Project Manager / Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Rexburg, ID – April 23, 2012
Many come to Rexburg to settle in and stay a while. BYU-Idaho is probably the pinnacle of employment within city limits. Those who work here "have arrived" and upward mobility in a career becomes dependent on either growing upward within the University, or moving on to another employer elsewhere.
low training budget, home-grown expertise, cultural politics.