Louisiana Tech University Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Louisiana Tech University President Dan Reneau
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  • Wonderful place to work, friendly people and great team-work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • You'll work under one of your professors, so provided that relationship is healthy, you'll have an excellent boss (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no cons, very good, nice place (in 5 reviews)

  • Due to state budget issues salaries have been stagnant for about five years (in 3 reviews)

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  1. ok

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    University is at very quite place. It is has beautiful surrounding environment. It is also very safe.

    Cons

    Transportation is difficult. Price hikes are very high recent years.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Productive tight-knit community

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

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere allows space to work independently and the convenience of coming to associates for collaborative efforts when questions arise. A smaller community breads close ties, which can be extremely beneficial and productive.

    Cons

    The tight-knit circles can be preventative, turning the advantage of a small community into unintended isolation for those not in the circle. Bureaucracy impedes work-flow and not knowing how to navigate the administration can make it difficult to maintain pace.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the effort to reorganize the structures that exist and responsibilities of those within the institution with more regard for the new context of rapidly changing environments to help facilitate efficiency in everyday tasks that keep individual's work-flow at pace and creates an increased proficiency from all levels of administration.


  3. Helpful (1)

    You get what you put in, nothing more

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

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very quiet environment, perfect for someone who is internally driven to study. Ruston is a sleepy town with very little distractions

    Cons

    As a grad student, you are the only one responsible for yourself. You get little to no compensation, very little networking is to be found, and there are few few chances of advancing your career. Tech pretends to be a graduate school, with little to no support for the grad students.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your graduate students, retain your better students, compensate them better, treat them like people, especially if you want to see Tech emerge as a research institution.


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  5. Excellent

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

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small town atmosphere, good inter departmental collaboration.

    Cons

    Not too many industry tie ups


  6. Beware of recent budget cuts

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Campus is small and people are friendly in general, as in ready to strike a conversation with you any time. The cost of living is low around the campus too.

    Cons

    Because of past and recent (and also on-going) budget cuts, they have been cutting funding/pay for all graduate students, both masters and PhDs. Now, offering them a low funding is one thing but what started happening was that they would recruit grad students on the promise of full assistantship when in fact the college is going to fund them for only ONE YEAR and then it'll be up to the student's professor/advisor to pay the student with his or her grant money thereafter. Not all professors at Tech are even aware of it so they hire students thinking the college will fund them and end up having to let them go to other labs or even transfer to other schools.

    Advice to Management

    These are the dark days with higher education budget cuts in Louisiana but be honest about the pay when you recruit graduate students.


  7. Good working experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is an opportunity of having good career research.

    Cons

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


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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Good opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  11. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people, good environment, trianing, culture, weather

    Cons

    Low pay, no cons, very good, nice place

    Advice to Management

    Good research done here



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