Great work environment, but don't expect to stick around
Associate Publisher (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – May 30, 2017
I'd work here again in a heartbeat. I worked with great people, had excellent managers, got along great with my coworkers, and got to collaborate with quite a few people.
The one thing that frustrates me to no end about the job is the near impossibility of securing a full-time position with the Church. My position was contracted to for a year, with the possibility to renew for a second year. The word is that while you're there, you may be able to get a full-time position and stick around. However, there is a cap on the number of full-time positions available. To get one, you have to be in the right place at the right time and have a good relationship with the right person in the right position. Without that, it's very unlikely that you'll get a full-time position. A person I knew waited (and actively searched for) a full-time position for over 3 years, and he never got it.
In addition, there is an employee association that specifically forbids contingent employees from participating in full-time employee functions. From what I was able to gather from discussions with full-time employees, they are required to treat contingent employees differently than full-time employees. This was also a source of frustration. It could have been intended to encourage contingent employees to get a full-time position, but with the cap on the number of full-time positions, it is extremely difficult to get one.
In summary: Great work, great work environment, great people, but absolutely terrible method of hiring talent.
Great culture, team, and great work to do
TERRIBLE system of hiring people (you have an expiration date, with nothing you can do to change it)