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LSU Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
157 Reviews
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157 Reviews
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LSU President and Chancellor Dr. F. King Alexander
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place for student!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSU

    Pros

    Nice place to work and great food.b

    Cons

    Too much on football game.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSU

    Pros

    good environment to work at. laid back environment

    Cons

    professor dominated and not enough financial support

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    The Working Life at Louisiana State University

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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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility in work schedule, decent pay.

    Cons

    Work can be uninteresting and tedious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a great first "real" job at LSU Student Media

    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at LSU

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at LSU Student Media are the exposure to professional level jobs while still in school and the money that you can make while still in school.

    Cons

    Some of the departments are very cliquish and there is not much interaction between them. Also there is a lot of pressure while juggling school and work.

  9.  

    Love the experience!

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly. Tuition waiver+living stipend. Research atmosphere is wonderful. No one is pushy. Cannot complain anything. Learned a lot from colleagues.

    Cons

    No really a lot personal life. Guess that is how graduate school works. Sometimes undergraduates can be rude but it is not a big deal. Really cannot complain anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a good learning experience

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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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professors, other graduate students, time required in office

    Cons

    pay, students, parking, commute, grading

  11.  

    A good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor - Research in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor - Research in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Good people, diversity, and promotion of new ideas and concepts

    Cons

    A big institution with strong bureaucracy

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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