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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2019

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  1. "rn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport full-time for 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

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2017-01-23
  2. "It's a nursing thing!"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good. Six 12 hour shifts considered full time in a pay period.

    Cons

    Staffing a major issue. When census low would be called off constantly or floated to other areas and not adequately oriented to the area. You just prayed nothing happened. When census high you were short staffed. Meanwhile the the titled nurses at meetings, decorating bulletin boards or in their offices having coffee. Hospital top heavy with titled people. No set schedules. Self scheduled but ultimately a... "supervisor" decided your schedule. Which gave them the power to do as they pleased. Motto " Do more with less"

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    Advice to Management

    You need to come out of your offices and get down into the trenches. The only time you saw them was when they were trying to look good for Joint Commission.

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2017-01-19
  3. "RN"

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    Current Employee - PRN-RN in Shreveport, LA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good job I meet a lot of new people daily

    Cons

    we work to many long hours

    Advice to Management

    go back to the eight hour shifts

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2017-01-01
  4. "University Health Shreveport"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

    Pros

    Being able to utilize EPIC electronic health record.

    Cons

    There is very little to no support from upper management. No cohesiveness amongst the different departments.

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2016-11-25
  5. "Employment at LSUHSC - Shreveport"

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    Postdoctoral Researcher in Shreveport, LA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport for 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.

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2016-09-22
  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ochsner 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.

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2016-09-21
  7. "University Health Shreveport"

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    RN Case Manager in Shreveport, LA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport for more than a year

    Pros

    Considerate to their employees and making it fun to come to work.

    Cons

    Politics with the state are getting old.

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2016-07-04
  8. "Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, clinics run pretty smoothly.

    Cons

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

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2016-05-31
  9. "Probably good for long-timers, not so much for outsiders or newbies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport full-time for 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.

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    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.

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    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.

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2016-06-01
  10. "LSU was an awful experience."

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    Academic Coordinator in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

    Pros

    Insurance, offer shuttle service for employees assigned to lots miles from campus, deli in house, benefits, required 401k contribution, informative website

    Cons

    Parking, poor treatment of employees, zero training, lack of communication, long delays in payment, paying to park is required, high turnover, low employee satisfaction, cramped spaces

    Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport2016-06-15
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