Safe evironment, easy work, sometimes a lot to do, good pay, supervisor's are fair and good.
Custodian (Current Employee), Salt Lake City, UT – December 5, 2012
Clock in at the time clock, collect keys from shift leader, go to assigned floor collect equipment to clean, ten minute break if you want to take it, continue cleaning get tasks done, return equipment to the closet and go return rags to laundry, and then return keys to shift leader and clock out.
Once you get the job down and you know your assignment – more... by heart you can find other ways to get the job done that is easiest for you.
Management is fair, and moral is really good.
Co-workers are friendly and are always willing to lend a helping hand if needed.
When people call in sick and we don't have enough workers to cover all the jobs and so some workers end up having to do two jobs a work shift.
The people, getting to listen to music while we work, safe good environment to work in. – less
Missionary (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – December 1, 2012
Each day we had a personal and companionship study then by 10AM we left out the door to look for people to teach or help those we see in need. I always had one companion with me where we'd teach lessons together or actually did everything together. We organized groups like the young men and women of the church to help with service projects in communities. – more... We studied and taught our fellow missionaries on how we can better serve those we have stewardship over. Then by 9PM we came in to review what we did and plan for the next day. It was a great 18mos of my life! Hard because of the emotional and physical aspect of it but so rewarding because I got to be an instrument in helping others be happy. – less
Business Analyst/Project Manager (Current Employee), Riverton, UT – October 29, 2012
Pros: knowing the tools i helped develop would help make the world a better place.
Cons: projects would often get put on hold.
A typical day involved gathering business requirements, UI screen mockups and writing business requirements. I learned about documenting process flows and critical analysis of each item in a process flow to identify bottlenecks or areas of improvement. Management was proactive and inclusive. Co-workers were highly motivated and pleasant to work with. – more... Hardest part of the job was patiently waiting for projects to be launched by upper level management. Most enjoyable aspect of job was working with very high-quality people to develop very high quality tools. – less
MISSIONARY (Former Employee), Santa Rosa, CA – October 28, 2012
24/7 job. For 2 years, you live the life of a missionary. Very structured, very organized. You learn a lot about people and yourself and what you can and cannot do as a person. You learn who you are. Grow you faith a lot too.
Volunteer Mission (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MN – October 22, 2012
I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I woke up every morning at 6:30am, studied and prepared for the day, then worked to contact as many people as I could to share religious principles until returning home around 9pm. From 9pm to 10:30pm I maintained records of accomplishments and reported to leaders until I went – more... to bed. This was what we did for two years, six days a week.
Co-workers were superb. We were all there for the same reasons, to help as many people as possible.
The hardest part was being rejected time and time again.
The most enjoyable part was having someone accept our invitations. – less
Full-Time Missionary (Former Employee), Ciudad de México, DIF – October 18, 2012
Pros: i got to learn another language, i got to go to another country, i got to serve god, etc.
Cons: a sadness of seeing people reject god in their lives.
A typical day as a Mormon missionary begins by waking up at 6:30am. Between 6:30am and 8am, we exercise, we eat breakfast, and we get cleaned up for the day. From 8am to 9am we have what is known as personal study of the scriptures, such as the Bible and other books that we have. From 9am to 10am we have companionship study, which as we preach two by – more... two, we need to be comfortable teaching with each other and we also discuss the people who are investigating our church in the area that we are assigned to. From 10am to 10:30am we have language study, which for those speaking a foreign language in the mission we need to study it during that time. Then from 10:30am to 9pm we are in the streets preaching the gospel, finding people who need God in their lives, and helping them find the spiritual solutions to their problems and trials. While I was on this two-year mission, I learned that service is the best way to stay happy. There is a joy in service that you can not find anywhere else. The leadership that we were under was inspiring. Our mission president guided us and helped us understand our responsibilities and duties and soldiers of God and that we needed to fulfill those. He also was always there for us when we were having personal troubles and problems, ready to help us and give us advice that we needed. Working with other full-time missionaries was an exhilarating experience. Of course there were companions that we would have that were a little difficult to get along with, but it all came down to what we were doing and why we were there. With that in mind, we would put aside differences and work the best we could together. I would say that the hardest part of the work we where doing was that every few months or so, we would be moved to a new area with new people to teach and help. It was hard to leave those that you had come so close to, but the mission must go on and there are more people waiting for that same help that you gave in the last area. There really was not a part that I enjoyed most about the work. I enjoyed it all. I was in the service of God to help my brothers and sisters continue onward in their lives and that their lives would be for the better. 100 percent service... you can not get any better than that. – less
Full-time Missionary (Former Employee), Noumea, New Caledonia – September 7, 2012
Pros: french language, more opportunity to be leaders, we were on an island :)
Cons: no car
from 10am to 9pm at night, we'd constantly be out of the house finding and teaching people. We would also render service to those with who we came in contact with. We would meet new people everyday. We were only about 30 missionaries with 2 zone leaders to who took care of our concerns and questions. Our mission president (who is responsible for the – more... whole mission) was located in Fiji, so we would communicate our efforts and progress each week in an email. The hardest part of the job, was when communication was lacking. The most enjoyable part of the job, was seeing other people happy because of the message we shared with them, or the help we gave them. It was fulfilling to see people change for the better :) – less
Productive environment with great work-life balance
Intern (Current Employee), Riverton, UT – September 4, 2012
Pros: onsite cafeteria, game room, in-house fitness center, employee development sessions, visits from general authorities
The best part about working for the Church is that everyone is really friendly. Everyone is also interested in achieving the same goal of furthering the Lord's Kingdom. It's a close-knit environment and everyone is ready and willing to help in whatever you need of them. My own mentor has a vested interest in my success and helps in any way he can.
Missionary (Former Employee), 161 Cabildo Abierto, Godoy Cruz Argentina – September 4, 2012
Pros: super positive environment
Cons: not one con
A typical day involved getting up early in the morning to exercise min and then a 2hr study of the scriptures. Afterwards going out to visit and commit investigators(very much like a clientele base) to live the principles that we taught them. There is a lot of communication and leadership skill involved, as one is put in charge of helping other missionaries – more... attain success. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the investigators mature as people and overcome their challenges with the principles we taught. – less
Full Time Missionary (Former Employee), Ventura, CA – August 24, 2012
I was able to help others better their lives. I was able to see how other families lived. The hardest part was getting transferred to a different city. The most enjoyable part was knowing you left a place better then when you found it.
Volunteer (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PA – August 21, 2012
learned the value of a dollar helped and served others as they were in rough or hard situations with loss of money, house and even family. it was hard seeing others in tough situations and you just wanted to help them but you cant do everything, it was enjoyable helping and serving others as i was able to gain new friends and trust of those around us.
Serving a mission was a great experience to teach and serve others in need.
Missionary (Former Employee), Carlsbad, CA – August 21, 2012
Pros: i learned dedication, persistence, how to budget money better, and maintain positive outlook in difficult circumstances
Cons: learning to be away from home, and not being able to swim in the ocean.
A typical day at work in the mission field was full of opportunities to teach and serve the people in California. I learned how to make the most of my time. Reaching out to others to help influence them for the better was our goal. Our main objective was to leave someone better off then when we first met them. I learned a lot from my companions especially – more... the ones who I trained; they always had such great ideas and helped me increase in my ability to serve. The hardest part of missionary work was when it came to an end. I didn't want to leave the people I had met and learned so much from. The most enjoyable part was waking up to a full schedule each day of people to go serve and teach. – less
Full Time Missionary (Former Employee), Mexico – August 8, 2012
Pros: preaching the gospel, the people, and the ability to learn another language and culture.
I served a two year mission in Mexico where I preached the gospel. It was rewarding and I learned the skills of preaching the gospel to people. I loved it. I love Mexico and the people of Mexico. They are a humble nation and the many I met were so nice and welcoming to me. I only dealt with one person of management status while I was on my mission and – more... it was my mission president. We typically got along though. My coworkers were great and there maybe have been only one in the eighteen coworkers I work with that I didn't agree with. The hardest part of the job was seeing people take no interest in the Lord's gospel and rejecting his message. The most enjoyable thing was seeing people come unto Christ. – less