Louisiana Tech University

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Louisiana Tech University Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
39 Reviews
3.3
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Tech was a great place to work and study!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Louisiana Tech University

    Pros

    As a graduate student, studying/working balance was a big issue. The department leadership was always encouraging and accommodating. I learned a lot while I was there both as a student and as a GA.

    Cons

    Tech's email system was annoying. The university allowed way too many departments and groups to send out university wide announcements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid coming unless you have family in area or are hired in Engineering or Business Depts.

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    Current Employee - Instructor (Liberal Arts)  in  Ruston, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Instructor (Liberal Arts) in Ruston, LA (US)

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Students are very sincere and respectful; great colleagues; small-town living (if that's your thing); everybody knows everybody (if you like that); mild winters (one to two ice days per annum)

    Cons

    No raises or cost of living adjustments since 2008; cost of living is high (don't listen to what administrators tell you); can't survive on one salary except perhaps if you're alone and don't have to travel (ever) or if you're a coach or Engineering prof; expect to send kids to private schools and pay dearly; no proper daycare facilities for the very young - have to pay for in-home sitter if you don't have relatives available; significantly lower expectations of student capability (despite what they tell you); too many overpaid administrators; promises (even those in writing) are forgotten; easy to get stuck here (who's going to hire you in future, especially if you have tenure?); hot, humid summers that last from May till almost November; no major shops - no mall - in town except for Wal-Mart (and with our workload you can't just drive to closest 'major' cities on the weekend to shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us cost of living adjustments (to compensate for shrinking salary since 2008) and well-deserved raises! The cost of living has steadily increased since 2008 (when we got our last raises) and our salary is now a joke. We only work for benefits, but even those are deteriorating. We can blame Jindal for much of it, but our university seems to be doing well enough for us to, at the very minimum, receive the 12%+ cost-of-living adjustment that we need to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    For Tech to be a University, they're extremely inefficient.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are great co-workers and bosses, they are relaxed and generally very friendly. Everyone gives the feeling of Southern hospitality.

    Cons

    The University uses outdated and inefficient methods of communicating, is not exactly environmentally friendly, there are very few opportunities for advancement and Tech lacks diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are often over worked and underpaid. Consider the work load you are putting on employees without additional compensation. At times it can be unnecessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mostly pleasant people, nice working environment. Provides good experience and perks.

    Cons

    Working for the university can be tedious with lots of red tape and hoops to jump through. Limits on advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Nice place to do research

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

    I have been working at Louisiana Tech University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, good environment, trianing, culture, weather

    Cons

    Low pay, no cons, very good, nice place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good research done here

    Recommends
  11.  

    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

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