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LSU Reviews in Baton Rouge, LA

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
156 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Exposure to multicultural work environment (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Baton rouge is a high crime area (in 6 reviews)

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

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    LSU postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at LSU full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working hour was good here in the dept of Chem.

    Cons

    Baton rouge is a high crime area

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    not a place for a technology professional

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    Former Employee - Computer Analyst III in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Computer Analyst III in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at LSU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    stress free, great vacation time, good benefits if you want to pursue a degree while working

    Cons

    salary not commensurate with market; highly dependent on state for funding; prone to budget cuts;
    career and skills progression - almost non-existent;

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

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

    I have been working at LSU part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to get tons of experience and knowledge in the field of Soil fertility. You will have a team helping you to complete all your planned activities on time.

    Cons

    Might become stressful if not a team player. Although the experience and study was great, a small mistake can upset the balance of the working atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Graduate Assistant

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

    I have been working at LSU part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Graduate Assistant position, provides tuition exemption and monthly stipend. What more can a grad student ask for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

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    Started as a student worker. Great springboard for career advancement.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at LSU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Comfortable work environment. Beautiful campus and community. Surplus of colleagues and mentors available in your field.

    Cons

    Working with HR (raises, promotions, etc.) can be sluggish. Working as a state employee earns smaller salaries compared to the private sector, depending on your background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management varies by department. As a whole, LSU does need to improve the parking infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    graduate student

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

    I have been working at LSU part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    study to get phd degree

    Cons

    it is very good to be here

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    LSU is a nice place to study and live

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

    I worked at LSU full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1, beautiful campus and wonderful athletic facilities
    2, nice professors, at least in Physics Department
    3, a lot of extracurricular activities.

    Cons

    1, too hot
    2, hurricanes from time to time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Mediocre

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at LSU as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours; easy-going bosses; interesting people around you for it's a university!

    Cons

    Expensive gym; ridiculous parking all over campus; school is literally inaccessible by car during the football weekend; angry graduate students; lack of IT support; limited office spaces

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer proper offices to post-docs so they don't resort to coffee shops or the library to work!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not a good place for faculty

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

    I worked at LSU full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Students are a great down to earth bunch. I've enjoyed them. The state is fascinating place to live, rich culture and diverse, welcoming population.

    Cons

    The culture is one of bullying, fear-mongering and is oppressive against academic freedom and dialog. I've heard so many stories of faculty speaking about something the university doesnt like or pointing out shady dealings within the university and then getting thrown to online only teaching, passed over for tenure or fired (ala the all famous Van Heerden). There's a corrupt vibe that flows from top to bottom - administration supports shady dealings and backwards thinking that permeates the academic environment. There is so much cronyism on the faculty, which has a major racism and sexism problem too. I can't even count the number of colleagues who have said they've experienced discrimination but are afraid to say anything about it. It's hard to believe that in a state that is one-third black that the flagship university feels OK with such an overwhelmingly white male faculty and administration. Outside a few of the science areas, don't expect anything approaching national/international standards and be prepared to be an outcast if your teaching or research is up-to-date (let alone progressive). Definitely poorly managed in a way that promotes the weak rising to the top and least qualified scholars getting the most props.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Values need a major readjustment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Variety

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at LSU part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is an infinite realm of career possibility due to all of the ongoing research.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than comparative work in industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider enlisting the help of graduate students of the completion of any task.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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