Lamar University

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Lamar University Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was awesome to work here

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Lamar University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    friendly people, friendly environment is really helpful when working together causes no problem in life.

    Cons

    you can not be rich by working here as it is a public institution but will find everything going smoothly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Really Supportive of Student Assistants

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Beaumont, TX

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

    Pros

    If you are a student assistant, they will work around your schedule. If you get hired by the right department, you can get incredibly connected with the higher ups. I know of one person who got a recommendation from Lamar's President for a job.

    Cons

    20 hours max a week. Don't expect to be rich if you have bills to pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Beaumont, TX

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

    Pros

    Easy jobs, get to see students from all majors

    Cons

    Printers aren't the greatest things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Lamar is a wonderful place to work and they are on the Gulf of Mexico and pay well!

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Beaumont, TX

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and supportive.Environment is positive. Cost of living is not high. Many good places to et asnd tour museums and art galleries.

    Cons

    the weather is very humid and you never have a good hair day.You are 45 minutes to Louisiana state line and there is so much to do in Louisiana. You are 80 miles from Houston and you would have tons of great things to do there also. Beaches are close and you can take a ferry from Bolivar to Galveston for the day or the weekend, and the boat ride is fun with dolphibs following the ferry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the professors....they have good input and information. They use flexibility in scheduling and office hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent work and colleagues

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Lamar University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the faculty as well as the experience I gained working here.

    Cons

    Advancement is a slow process if ever taking place, and the work could be considered boring by some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more robust management style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fulfilling and helpful for student employees.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Lamar University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Helped supplement my student income while gaining experience in the field of study I was pursuing.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours, nor money. Student employees are not recognized as full fledged staff and therefore receive no affiliated benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More student work programs that provide experience related to their field of study! Employers are demanding field-related experience more than ever before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lamar University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Boss is good, Colleagues are very friendly.

    Cons

    Pay sucks, not much hours given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more hours to students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX

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

    Pros

    Multi cultural, student friendly, growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Some staff can be bias towards certain people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The University is not well recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more funding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  11.  

    Good place to work!

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Lamar University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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