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Louisiana Department of Education Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Education as an intern

    Pros

    Programming with SAS, applying some statistics knowledge.

    Cons

    Work there is not very complicated but many things to do.


  2. "Cozy but boring"

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

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    Job security, flexible hours, good benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ranks due to regulations, very boring work, most of your time is wasted if you know what you are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better and fewer staff. Most of the work could be done from home, which would make the organization much more attractive to candidates.

  3. "Communication Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Education as an intern

    Pros

    Got a better understanding of the Department of Education within Louisiana

    Cons

    Was mostly internal communication and heavy focus on self motivated work, not much educational experience in internship setting

    Advice to Management

    Ad more exposure to press releases, external communication, media, etc.


  4. "I enjoy the atmosphere"

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

    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Education full-time

    Pros

    State benefits are very good

    Cons

    Some of the mangers are not respectful of employees


  5. "Call Center"

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

    Pros

    evening shifts great for students

    Cons

    poor management, bad communication, not enough part time hours


  6. "Progressive Leadership, Antiquated Systems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leaders who are forward thinking, fair, and genuinely interested in improving the educational outcomes of children. Momentum from previous successes buoys efforts in more daunting areas.

    Cons

    Neither diverse in demographic composition of employees or ideas. There is tension between middle management and senior leadership; old guard has not relinquished power.

    Advice to Management

    Update systems for communication, make significant changes at the middle management level of the operations. Embrace diversity within the ranks of the organization.


  7. "Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Great benefits.
    Nice work environment.
    Great staff.

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to move up.

  8. "EIC Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Education full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worker-bees are dedicated to the students of LA.

    Cons

    Data Governance Director and former CIO - as well as Superintendent White - have managed to destroy one of the nation's leading education IT departments in a few short years. IT is so poorly managed, and the people are so beat down, that we are no longer a leader in this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Turn the org chart upside down. Realize that your job is to support those who answer to you.


  9. "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Education part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy work, laid back environment

    Cons

    you will not learn a thing. felt my talents were underutilized.


  10. "RSD Not loads of fun."

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    Current Employee - 7th Grade Teacher in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - 7th Grade Teacher in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you want to work to help the most disadvantaged children in the country, the RSD is where you want to be. The upper management is very good.

    Cons

    I have been physically assaulted several times, my job is extremely stressful, it is difficult to even get through lesson because of the rampant behavior problems. Few of the middle mangers seem to accurately understand the challenges that teachers face daily and even less of an understanding of how to address the problems.

    Advice to Management

    We need better middle management and need to stop pretending that all schools are created equal.