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LSU Reviews in Baton Rouge, LA

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.8 87 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

LSU President and Chancellor Dr. F. King Alexander

Dr. F. King Alexander

(17 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to work

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsGreat facilities, good environment for research.

    ConsLow pay for graduate students

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore involvement with industries for research purpose would be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsGraduate 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.

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

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    Organizational Excellence

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsWork-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!

    ConsNeed 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 Some systems are outdated because employees have been using them for decades.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 Senior ManagementContinue the preservation of tradition while revamping certain programs to adapt to the changing landscape of higher education. Include more required employee training/professional development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mostly satisfying, but the bureaucracy can be sometimes challenging to navigate.

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsLots of free time and good amount of office space.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great student job

    Lead Student Computer Technician (Former Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsAllowed 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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementMake communication with workers easy and always be accessible

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    Be careful what you ask for

    Biology Graduate Student (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

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

    ConsFaculty 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 Senior ManagementInvest 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Best

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsBest Place for Working, Best work environment.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsYou spend your day surrounded by excellent coworkers.

    ConsState University facing yearly budget cuts.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Assistant

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsGreat work environment and work culture

    ConsNothing Much to describe about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fun.

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsBest facilities. Best environment, Lively, lot of research, appreciation for your work

    Consstate funded. So recession hits are bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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