Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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  1. Good but struggling

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy what I do and I enjoy the people I work with. You already have parking if heading to the Superdome or the Arena

    Cons

    Due to the budget cuts in the state, no raises in 5 years. We recently got a small raise, but no where near enough to put most of us where we should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to cut something to pay employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Brief Review Of A Previous Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very large Center with a large patient base with a lot going on. There are a lot of resources there and a lot of highly trained administrative people.

    Cons

    The politics there is very thick. I had a lot of problems with a mid-level manager that was a terrible candidate for the important job she was in. She made it an intolerable environment which was impossible to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very careful who you put in your management positions. Those who are power hungry usually abuse their power. They should be closely monitored and released when they do wrong to prevent the whole system from suffering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. good stepping stone to advance career if you are in cardiovascular or cancer research

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    low cost of living, no traffic

    Cons

    Few opportunities for employment for a life scientist outside the institution, ineffective leadership, hard to recruit students and post-docs to the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication with faculty, listen to the needs of research faculty

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - RN-Nicu in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - RN-Nicu in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Love my co-workers. They are always helpful.

    Cons

    There are alot of people in management. Not really sure what they do all of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Underfunded but lots of quality people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Facilities have been upgraded but insufficient operating support to maintain/staff them long-term

    Cons

    Constant pressure of state mandated budget cuts and hiring freezes; state administration not fully committed to hire education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people and infrastructure; extract a better deal from next governor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great medical center, but location could be better

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top-notch scientific research with state-of-the-art facilities

    Cons

    Located in not-so-great area of Shreveport

    Recommends
  8. University is run ok, but....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the size, the university as all research instrumentation available and the schools are run independently.

    Cons

    With the state budget running low and the 2+ year hiring freeze in place made for some rough times. Parking is an issue as with all hospitals, employee parking is shuttle run. Located in a rough part of the city.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Louisiana State University Health Science Center was easygoing but slightly boring.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

    Pros

    LSU health science center was easygoing and had nice people.

    Cons

    LSU Health science center was boring and I rarely interacted with many other people.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great training place

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    Current Employee - Grad Student in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Grad Student in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

    Pros

    LSU is a great place to work b/c it is a very laid back atmospher and most of my friends are here

    Cons

    LSU will sometimes take a long time to get things through their state system so ordering can be difficult and tedious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership here does all they can do. They work for the state which has its own problems and limit employees

  11. Great place to work if you are not all about the money.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

    Pros

    Excellent Leave (Vacation / Sick / Holidays)
    Excellent Benefits (Employee Discounts for internet, cellular)
    Free Gym and Health Club access
    Parking discount

    Cons

    Salary increase dependant on several factors (State budget, management, and direct supervisor; or Grant funding if in research)
    Things move slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improvements being made to campus is a move in right direction. Recommend looking into similarities / gaps between similar institutions to measure progress.

    Recommends

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