Louisiana Tech University

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Louisiana Tech University Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
30 Reviews

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  1.  

    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)

    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
  2.  

    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

    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
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    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    Work at LA Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  6.  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  7.  

    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)

    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
  8.  

    good work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment for work and school

    Cons

    low pay as graduate students still pay in-state tuition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work environment but stipend is low

  9.  

    Graduate level engineering and science program lack identity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tuition is cheaper compared to other universities

    Cons

    Graduate 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Very positive, developed a professional atitude

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

    Pros

    great funds, good professors, good working environment

    Cons

    very demanding, strict, quarter system very bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to increase the rank of the college

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    cost effective, good weather, research

    Cons

    rural, remote, politics, low quality professors

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