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Brigham Young University (BYU) Web Developer Reviews

Updated 16 February 2017
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  • Students only get to work part-time (in 45 reviews)

  • cannot work more than 20 hours a week if a student (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Great student job"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many pros: able to work during the day in between classes, very relaxed work environment, and managers that are extremely understanding.

    Cons

    Not many. Typical campus job.


  2. "Great for a first CS job"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant/Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours, a lot of independence on the job

    Cons

    The team is all students, so you don't get the benefits of learning from people with a lot more experience. A great first job in the field


  3. "I love how flexible they are with your school schedule."

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    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really emphasize learning. So if you have a weird school schedule, they can work around that.

    Cons

    I have to wear a tie every day and I have to shave every day haha


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  5. "Good environment, great coworkers"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team I worked with was awesome. My boss is one of the best guys I've ever worked with. The environment was great, and even though I was a student employee I was given a voice and a real chance to contribute to the projects I worked on.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a lot of bureaucracy and red tape that made working on certain projects difficult. The organizations and people requesting projects from us often were not clear with their requests and would change things on a whim, even if it wasn't in their best interest to do so.

    Advice to Management

    In a lot of ways, I think the problems with management are undergoing improvement currently. Having a project changed or dropped with little notice isn't great for morale.


  6. "Web developer"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Laie, HI (US)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Laie, HI (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, freedom for creativity is encouraging, and flexible work hours. But I have only been working for them as a student so I don't know what full time employee's are required to do

    Cons

    The pay is not that great on a student level, the work environment can be way too layed back since its Hawaii

    Advice to Management

    The best thing to do is increase the pay for students, and tighten up on the layed back attitude but also to keep up the good work because it is an awesome place to work


  7. "Good Student Job"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Current Employee - Web Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really Flexible work schedule, decent pay.

    Cons

    Training and Management are just a little scattered.

    Advice to Management

    Get a really good training program outline for the new student employees coming in so they can learn the programming and project requirements clearly, quickly, and thoroughly so they can start building experience quick.


  8. "Brigham Young University Web Developer Review"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at BYU as a computer science student / part-time worker offers a flexible work schedule that accommodates students and gives opportunities for learning and growth.

    Cons

    Because of the perks and flexibility, BYU normally pays a below average salary to their part-time employees. However, it is still a great place to work.


  9. "Computer Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great job to learn and practice web development

    Cons

    Some of the work is not very interesting

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great place to springboard and make a difference"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer
    Former Employee - Web Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On-campus, easy access to all other student needs. Very flexible with schedule as it's a student job. Occasional team training and parties. Great staff to work with.

    Cons

    Not much exposure to a variety of web technologies. Basically just work with what's already there.


  11. "Student Web Developer"

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    Former Employee - Student Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Student Web Developer in Provo, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham Young University (BYU) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On campus convenience is awesome. Pay as a programmer is the best for any student jobs. Great experience for a first programmer job.

    Cons

    Very limited resources for learning and real-world experience. Very stressful environment. School is supposedly a priority unless a deadline is looming. There are not enough full-time employees to provide the full support that the department needed. Applications and web sites are full of holes and are poorly developed due to lack of experience and knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Get one or two full time senior web devs who can guide the effort and give student employees a better real-world experience as well as much needed mentorship. This will increase the quality of the work done as well as help decrease the high turnover rate as student employees leave campus jobs for better pay and better experience off campus. Student developers SHOULD leave campus jobs after no more than 2 years working on campus. They would be sacrificing too much knowledge, experience, and potential pay to keep working on campus any longer than that. That can easily be changed, though.