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LSU Reviews in Baton Rouge, LA

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
131 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Life is relaxing here, people are nice (in 7 reviews)

  • Exposure to multicultural work environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Massive budget cuts thanks to Governor Bobby Jindal which leads to fear of losing your job at least twice a year (in 6 reviews)

  • Baton rouge has a really high crimal rate (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    LSU has a beautiful campus with friendly staff, wonderful management and fantastic educators. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent there.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    GA Position at Middleton Library

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Great experience. Tuition waiver + living stipend. How can you turn down a great opportunity like that? Learned a lot about the operation of academic libraries. It helped me to meet and learn from many great librarian mentors.

    Cons

    The physical facility needs a face-lift. The working area for technical services is the only complaint I have. It is in the basement of the building. Dark and cold. Not good for one's health. Other than that, I am quite satisfied.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Great facilities, good environment for research.

    Cons

    Low pay for graduate students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More involvement with industries for research purpose would be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Graduate school is amazing and I like the environment there. Just like it and please apply for this school if possible. The life is easy and you always have party.

    Cons

    Life is boring and it is a small town. You do not have too much fun if you do not like parties.

  6.  

    Organizational Excellence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Work-life balance is at a premium here on-campus. Children and new infants are allowed to come to work. Flex-time is considered standard as long as you complete your tasks, you can leave early or come in late. This is because evenings and weekends will be required at times. Strong opportunity for upward mobility and especially great institution at recognizing and promoting from within. Last thought -- the continuity and low attrition rate have allowed the administration to not only survive, but thrive in tough economic times because of the excellent management and cross-campus community. Several benefits to include: company cell-phone, on-campus gym, numerous lunches, holiday parties, insurance dental, medical, vision, merchandise, tickets to athletic events, 401 (k). Tuition remittance!

    Cons

    Need more mandated training of new employees. Some systems are outdated because employees have been using them for decades. With the training of new employees, the transition to the future and growth of the institution will be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the preservation of tradition while revamping certain programs to adapt to the changing landscape of higher education. Include more required employee training/professional development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Mostly satisfying, but the bureaucracy can be sometimes challenging to navigate.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Lots of free time and good amount of office space.

    Cons

    Problems with payments and benefits when transitioning back from year of research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop penalizing out-of-state graduate research, which normally takes a year when necessary, by requiring grad students to register for a class from afar so as to not be dropped from grad programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great student job

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    Former Employee - Lead Student Computer Technician  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Lead Student Computer Technician in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Allowed you to study for school and get homework done, Work assignments aren't hard. A lot of free done time. Location is on campus so easy commute to classes. Make your own schedule

    Cons

    A lot of the problems are user error by the students. Some problems you can't fix, have to get upper management to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make communication with workers easy and always be accessible

  9.  

    The Best

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Best Place for Working, Best work environment.

    Cons

    Many Asians. OMG! And not so much development in the city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Be careful what you ask for

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    Current Employee - Biology Graduate Student  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Biology Graduate Student in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    A liberal university with decent facilities to conduct research in. Other graduate students are nice. Teaching is also not bad. some professors are absolutely awesome.

    Cons

    Faculty do not agree about proper graduate student treatment. Some professors hold on to graduate students for far too long, are abusive to graduate students, and will not help students proceed in their professional career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your students post graduation careers. Very few biology graduates are going to become faculty at a 4 year university (~8% of PhD students as per a 2012 NIH study). Your students work hard for the education and need experience in the fields they are actually likely to go into. Experience in academic research only goes so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    You spend your day surrounded by excellent coworkers.

    Cons

    State University facing yearly budget cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resources needs to do a better job, too many positions are not filled due to bureaucarcy increasing work load on existing employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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