Lamar University
4.1 of 5 19 reviews
www.lamar.edu Beaumont, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

Lamar University Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2014
Lamar University – Beaumont – “lamar univ”

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Lamar University President James M. Simmons

James M. Simmons

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Growing university with great opportunities for growth given the fact that it is in proximity to the oil industry.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Beaumont, TX

I have been working at Lamar University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMulti cultural, student friendly, growth opportunities.

ConsSome staff can be bias towards certain people.

Advice to Senior Management1. Need to organize job fairs for graduate students. 2. Help mobilize and invest some more on student organisations.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lamar University part-time for more than a year

ProsBoss is good, Colleagues are very friendly.

ConsPay sucks, not much hours given.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more hours to students

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Lamar University full-time for more than a year

ProsWork Atmosphere. The Chemical Engineering Department is excellent. There are a lot of job opportunities after graduation.

ConsThe University is not well recognized.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more funding.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work!

Academic Advisor (Former Employee)
Beaumont, TX

I worked at Lamar University full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of really nice people work there and try their best to help their students.

ConsLimited opportunities for advancement, but supervisors are supportive of your career goals.

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

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Quality of Research Growing...

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Beaumont, TX

I worked at Lamar University as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body.

ConsIt requires more faculty in engineering departments

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

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Great experience for a intership

Accounted Intern (Current Employee)
Beaumont, TX

I have been working at Lamar University as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat hours, learn from the best in their field

ConsCan only work up to 19.5 hours a week

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

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Served as a Main Gym Attendant at the Recreational Center and CA at Cardinal Village

Community Assistant (Former Employee)
Beaumont, TX

I worked at Lamar University part-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery flexible with you schedule. They understand that the students who work there are also focused on graduating.

ConsConflicts with other student workers tend to happen.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research and quality of education is really impressive.

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Beaumont, TX

I have been working at Lamar University part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe university has been nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and the diversity of its student body. Small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio allow students to build meaningful relationships with expert faculty who truly care about their success. Lamar was recently designated as a Carnegie Doctoral Research University, one of only 29 public schools in the nation to receive that designation. LU has more than 300 students enrolled in doctoral programs. Lamar University has a 19:1 student to faculty ratio.

ConsIt requires more faculty in engineering departments and it should set high standard for graduate students admission.

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Great place to work, avg pay, benefits equal out

Financial Aid (Current Employee)
Beaumont, TX

I have been working at Lamar University full-time for less than a year

ProsState holidays, retirement system, food on campus, friendly co-workers

ConsHard to move up, small town feel, extremely low, noncompetitive pay

Advice to Senior ManagementStop wasting money and give raises

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Lamar University part-time

ProsGood research environment and lots of opportunities for interested students.

ConsNice professors and always supporting to the students.

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