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Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LSU Health Shreveport full-time

    Pros

    Full autonomy but with clear expectations with semi-annual reviews
    Salaried positions with productivity bonuses
    Positive work environment both with co-workers and supervisors

    Cons

    State red-tape and bureaucracy make hiring difficult
    Billing has challenges which affect bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Improve billing collections


  2. "Resident physician"

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    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LSU Health Shreveport full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Faculty are nice and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    The location of the institute is not good

  3. "Floor Tech supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Floor Tech Supervisor in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Floor Tech Supervisor in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LSU Health Shreveport full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of people every day, the best doctors

    Cons

    Crazy employee's lol it's not State operated anymore


  4. "LSUHSC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSU Health Shreveport full-time

    Pros

    They follow all state holidays.

    Cons

    You have to pay to park.


  5. "rn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid holidays and annual time is good

    Cons

    Haven't had a raise since 2007

    Advice to Management

    more money for loyal employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Leadership. Toxic IT Environment."

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    Former Employee - Network Manager
    Former Employee - Network Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LSU Health Shreveport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lot of time off. As of early 2017 there is a lot of new technology to get your hands on.

    Cons

    People like to play the blame game rather than troubleshoot and fix the problem. It's frustrating and generally comes from a lack of knowledge.

    Th corrupt culture of the state government seems pervasive here. Rules are only rules to the people who aren't well connected.

    Chancellor of the school appointed his friend to be the CIO. Even though the job was posted, no interviews were conducted with any applicants. The Chancellor's friend was one of the least qualified applicants, but it didn't matter.

    I genuinely wanted to stay and would have stayed had the appointee stooped to speak with me or any of the other managers after he was appointed, but he didn't.

    The budget situation in Louisiana makes future employment in IT here questionable. The IT department should and probably will be merged with the schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It's a matter of time.

    The faculty just received raises, but not the staff. The staff hasn't seen a raise in 9 years. Negotiate for the top of the salary range because you won't get more unless you switch jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they tell you they will all quit if you appoint your friend. They aren't telling you this because they want to quit. They are telling you because they want what's best for the school and want to stay.

    Don't seem befuddled when 5 people resign in 2 days after you appoint your friend.


  7. "Employment at LSUHSC - Shreveport"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LSU Health Shreveport (More than a year)

    Pros

    The professors and researchers are very friendly and courtesy and the research is top notch. In between Dallas, New Orleans, Hot Springs and Houston.

    Cons

    The Restaurants at the hospital are very over priced for the type of food you receive. Not must fast food choices are around the hospital and what is available isn't very good either.

  8. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at LSU Health Shreveport full-time

    Pros

    Students are great. Highly recommend for faculty. Colleagues treat each other like family. Campus is small and convenient to get around. Great healthcare is available. State benefits are good

    Cons

    State budget is a mess and that's your primary source of funding. Salaries are low. There is always a budget cut mid year and travel is difficult to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Keep keeping on. It's hard to do something with nothing. LSU always manages to do great things with less resources than anyone else.


  9. "Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSU Health Shreveport full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, clinics run pretty smoothly.

    Cons

    Cafeteria is ok. OR turnover time can be slow at times.


  10. "Probably good for long-timers, not so much for outsiders or newbies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at LSU Health Shreveport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can only comment on being unclassified/faculty employee here. Pretty good employment experience for the most part. This is a relatively busy academic medical center that does serve needy people who would otherwise be unable to drive 3-5 hours to Dallas, New Orleans or Little Rock. The health care providers I work with tell me the work is generally rewarding with some unique patient care challenges that are career-building for them. Parts of Shreveport and Bossier City are very pretty, with ample opportunity for outdoor activities.

    Cons

    State university system in one of the poorest states in the nation, with all the outdated infrastructure you may imagine. Most if not all buildings well past their lifespans. No covered parking. Surprisingly high cost of living vs. the amenities available. Very little robust online information available to employees - you'll be filling out paper forms and turning them in at annual enrollment time or when you are a new hire, so take pictures of them so you have proof of what you requested. I've now been enrolled in all three of the health insurances available and none of them work the way an employee perceives. The classified staff management system is basically a union, regardless of what name they call it, so bear that in mind if you are going into a management position that supervises hourly wage earners. Terrible and outdated website - the back end of it has changed multiple times without adequate or knowledgeable leadership. In advance of the hospital/university split, long-term knowledgeable employees who could retire sometimes did so in 2013, taking their experience with them. Tension between the research and practice arms of the school. This is not a research medical school no matter what it tries to pretend - the focus is on training health care providers, not bench science research. There are a lot of long-term employees in administrative and management positions, who are dedicated and talented folks. But they just assume new employees already know how everything is done and there is no need for training or improvement. And they get cranky when you ask them to explain something because you're new. Real estate market is awful - few housing choices for those moving in from the outside who aren't independently wealthy. Overpriced rentals or cookie-cutter new construction, with few choices in-between - again, unless people already bought property in Louisiana back in the 1970s, as long-time employees here would have done. So they don't perceive a housing or desirability problem because it doesn't affect them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core strength of being a leading provider of health care professionals in the area. Invest in both physical facility upgrades and website updates. If the school is going to recruit and retain top talent, it's going to have to up its game financially and academically, while continuing to demonstrate value to the Shreveport/Bossier City area.


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