Louisiana Tech University

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Louisiana Tech University Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good working experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University

    Pros

    There is an opportunity of having good career research.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons working at this place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment, great people, state higher education budget is awful, and the technology infrastructure is unusable.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker - Software Developer in Ruston, LA
    Current Employee - Student Worker - Software Developer in Ruston, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great, the program is great (at least Engineering/Science and Business are), new companies are coming in to work with professors and students, and by all accounts the university is growing and improving.

    Cons

    1) It's in Ruston, LA. which is a small town in the South.
    2) Any online system is ancient, unreliable, and borderline unmaintained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start a campaign to increase state higher education spending; update your technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    For Tech to be a University, they're extremely inefficient.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are great co-workers and bosses, they are relaxed and generally very friendly. Everyone gives the feeling of Southern hospitality.

    Cons

    The University uses outdated and inefficient methods of communicating, is not exactly environmentally friendly, there are very few opportunities for advancement and Tech lacks diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are often over worked and underpaid. Consider the work load you are putting on employees without additional compensation. At times it can be unnecessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Mostly pleasant people, nice working environment. Provides good experience and perks.

    Cons

    Working for the university can be tedious with lots of red tape and hoops to jump through. Limits on advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place to do research

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ruston, LA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ruston, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good environment, trianing, culture, weather

    Cons

    Low pay, no cons, very good, nice place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good research done here

    Recommends
  7.  

    Okay for education and getting an assistantship is really difficult

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ruston, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ruston, LA

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quality of education is good. Cost of education is low compared to other universities. Faculty are good, knowledgeable, and friendly.

    Cons

    The University really needs funding. Paid low compensation during my graduate studies and it is barely sufficient for living. There is no increment in pay for last several years too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work at LA Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good hours in order to spend time with family

    Cons

    Pay scale is terrible and not equal to your experience and/or duties assigned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A person should be paid accordingly with their experience and skills.

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, but the State is leading the charge to the bottom in continual slashing of budgets.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ruston, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ruston, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most folk are here because they feel called to teach.

    Cons

    Admins mouth "we are family" while finding ways to cut people without technically firing them (so they can say they didn't fire people). Budgets are murder - we rank at the bottom in the nation for pay, and not only is pay very low with no raises for 6 years, but operating budgets are cut so that we have to buy supplies from our own pockets. One colleague is thinking of applying for food stamps. Most of us have cut back on phone, cable, whatever we can. And still no raises. Work loads increase; more students per class, more paperwork (as administrative assistant positions are not filled). Overloads pay less now than in the past. Morale is low and continually getting lower. Though upper management are some of the highest paid public workers in the state. The inequality gap is increasing to an unsustainable level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One time budget outlays for building while operating budgets continually cut and no raises - how about bonuses for the rank and file?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University part-time

    Pros

    good work environment for work and school

    Cons

    low pay as graduate students still pay in-state tuition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work environment but stipend is low

  11.  

    Graduate level engineering and science program lack identity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition is cheaper compared to other universities

    Cons

    Graduate programs are not well managed, lack any kind of identity and it makes you wonder if they really want to keep the programs functional in the coming years. Not enough courses are offered at grad level, and the ones that are offered don't make you feel you really worked hard for the grades, just easy A's. Assistantship package for a grad student is ridiculously low, and nobody really cares to make any kind of improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend

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