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Louisiana Tech University Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
34 Reviews

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    Doctoral Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Research Assistant  in  Ruston, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Doctoral Research Assistant in Ruston, LA (US)

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, friendly people and great team-work environment. Faculty do all they can to support and encourage research scientists

    Cons

    Pay is not much, plus there is little help with tuition assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay our tuition...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies  in  Ruston, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in Ruston, LA (US)

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues who are dedicated to preparing students to be successful.

    Cons

    Long hours in administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Ruston, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Ruston, LA (US)

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly staff, time off policies

    Cons

    no cons that i can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stay away if possible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice weather all year long, no traffic

    Cons

    very low pay, need to pay tuition for graduate students, it is crazzy, lots of politics between professors, no summer funding, not focus on doing good research, rather they focus on writing (or faking ) grant proposal. Many professor does not come everyday to college, and some takes days to respond to email.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus of university should be success of every student not politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Okay for education and getting an assistantship is really difficult

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Ruston, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ruston, LA (US)

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quality of education is good. Cost of education is low compared to other universities. Faculty are good, knowledgeable, and friendly.

    Cons

    The University really needs funding. Paid low compensation during my graduate studies and it is barely sufficient for living. There is no increment in pay for last several years too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Louisiana Tech University is good but the Louisiana state is very behind in education

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    No pay increase due to state budget cut for Higher Education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University part-time

    Pros

    You'll work under one of your professors, so provided that relationship is healthy, you'll have an excellent boss. You're generally left to your own devices, but you can ask for assistance at any time and expect to receive it.

    Cons

    Paychecks dispersed only once a month, and massive corruption/favoritism/politics at the upper echelons of university management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't bother offering advice: they'd never take it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work at LA Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours in order to spend time with family

    Cons

    Pay scale is terrible and not equal to your experience and/or duties assigned

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A person should be paid accordingly with their experience and skills.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, but the State is leading the charge to the bottom in continual slashing of budgets.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ruston, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ruston, LA (US)

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Most folk are here because they feel called to teach.

    Cons

    Admins mouth "we are family" while finding ways to cut people without technically firing them (so they can say they didn't fire people). Budgets are murder - we rank at the bottom in the nation for pay, and not only is pay very low with no raises for 6 years, but operating budgets are cut so that we have to buy supplies from our own pockets. One colleague is thinking of applying for food stamps. Most of us have cut back on phone, cable, whatever we can. And still no raises. Work loads increase; more students per class, more paperwork (as administrative assistant positions are not filled). Overloads pay less now than in the past. Morale is low and continually getting lower. Though upper management are some of the highest paid public workers in the state. The inequality gap is increasing to an unsustainable level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One time budget outlays for building while operating budgets continually cut and no raises - how about bonuses for the rank and file?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University

    Pros

    Great entrepreneurial spirit; supportive and a lot of room to try something new. Fantastic community and pleasant staff to work with

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities. Budget cut causing freeze of salaries

    Approves of CEO

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