Louisiana Tech University

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Updated Jul 04, 2014

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3.6 29 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Louisiana Tech University President Dan Reneau

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Louisiana Tech University is good but the Louisiana state is very behind in education

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work-life balance and everyone is friendly.

    ConsNo pay increase due to state budget cut for Higher Education

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou'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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wouldn't bother offering advice: they'd never take it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work at LA Tech

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood hours in order to spend time with family

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementA person should be paid accordingly with their experience and skills.

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    Project Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities. Budget cut causing freeze of salaries

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

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

    ProsMost folk are here because they feel called to teach.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work environment for work and school

    Conslow pay as graduate students still pay in-state tuition

    Advice to Senior Managementgood work environment but stipend is low

     

    Graduate level engineering and science program lack identity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTuition is cheaper compared to other universities

    ConsGraduate programs are not well managed, lack any kind of identity and it makes you wonder if they really want to keep the programs functional in the coming years. Not enough courses are offered at grad level, and the ones that are offered don't make you feel you really worked hard for the grades, just easy A's. Assistantship package for a grad student is ridiculously low, and nobody really cares to make any kind of improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very positive, developed a professional atitude

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Ruston, LA (US)

    Prosgreat funds, good professors, good working environment

    Consvery demanding, strict, quarter system very bad

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to increase the rank of the college

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    its ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscost effective, good weather, research

    Consrural, remote, politics, low quality professors

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    I did MS in CS, Math and PhD in CAM

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Ruston, LA (US)

    Prosenvironment is good, place is serene

    ConsVery low assistantship, not sufficient for phd students

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should increase the assistantship for grad students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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