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LSU Baton Rouge Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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Baton Rouge, LA

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  • Budget cuts are making advancement opportunities and cost-of-living raises slim to none (in 25 reviews)

  • Low pay, management that micromanages (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSU part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good research opportunities, Flexible hours.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "School of Veterinary Medicine"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    family friendly, multi-cultural, professional, and good retention of employees

    Cons

    below national average for average salary and very few options for career advancements

  3. "Admissions Counselor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Admissions Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSU full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment that encourages professional development.

    Cons

    Travel is expected; do not apply unless you enjoy it.


  4. "The Best Job Ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communication Facilitator (Captionist) in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Communication Facilitator (Captionist) in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment in the actual classroom of our Deaf & HOH (Hard of Hearing) students where we facilitate the students college and learning experience by building a bridge of communication for our students between their professor and fellow students within the classroom setting. Excellent pay scale. The supervisor is TOP NOTCH and phenomenal at her job, where she coordinates and manages not only the employees of the Disability Office, but also the roster of our students. Open communication between us, the captionists and our supervisor- her door is always open to us. I love being able to be outside between classes and not being stuck in a stuffy office ALL day. Great camaraderie in our group of captionists and sign-language interpreters. I could go on and on- the point being is I wouldn't want to work anywhere else as I love my career.

    Cons

    The only downside I can think of is not having any benefits because I'm classified as "transient". The pay is great, and that makes up for some of this, but it would still be wonderful if full benefits were also an incentive to employment.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any "advice" to my management (supervisor). She is the BEST supervisor I've ever had, and she is phenomenal in her job!


  5. "Decent Experience"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off. Work environment is mostly collegial.

    Cons

    Too many personal friendships within departments. Promotions are given to people who are close friends with senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Extend opportunities to all who are deserving and capable, not just your friends.


  6. "Strength & Conditioning Intern"

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    Former Intern - Sports Performance Coach in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Intern - Sports Performance Coach in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LSU as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best S&C Staff in the country. Hands on experience. Learning environment.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  7. "Great University"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful university with a great faculty.

    Cons

    Limited funding and resources for research.

  8. "Working at LSU (Baton Rouge)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at LSU full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (medical, dental, etc.); in some positions, work time can be highly flexible to accommodate other life needs; generally a positive work environment with helpful people. Despite all the monetary problems, I have enjoyed working at LSU.

    Cons

    Money is a HUGE problem. State support of higher education (which includes LSU) & university research has fallen dramatically for almost the whole past decade, resulting in backlogs for building/grounds maintenance, job attrition, problems in attracting/retaining faculty/staff, and no pay raises. The current governor has stopped the higher education budget bleeding (at least temporarily), but the legislature still hasn't come to grips with the need to stabilize the state budget with reasonable taxation. The first LSU pay raise (albeit a small one) in a long time will be paid for by additional student fees (which the legislature recently granted the LSU system the authority to impose).


  9. "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LSU part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills.
    Very laid back job.
    Flexible.

    Cons

    Time consuming.
    They make their employees feel very replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Take time out to make workers feel more appreciated.


  10. "good"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LSU part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good hours and nice coworkers

    Cons

    there are no cons its a good place

    Advice to Management

    good job!


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