Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – July 6, 2015
Management was extremely poor. Decisions and rules were made on the spot and were different for different people. Several people were let go without an explanation. Hours were long and salary was pretty low compared to other institutions
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – February 3, 2016
I go work at 9. have lunch break at 12. come back to work at 1. leave work at 3. i learned very few things. my co-workers are nice the hardest part is that I am on my own. I have to learn everything myself.
Political environment with little interest in change
Manager (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 27, 2015
LSU seems like it would be the perfect place to work; you are giving back to your community, there is a lot of diversity in products, etc. and there are some awesome benefits. LSU has no interest in growing or changing business operations. To get anything to happen, takes 12 levels of political controls to approve and then another month for it to take place. The amount of hoops that are necessary to make changes or grow make this a difficult employer to work for. Just to get a new employee hired will take 1+ months, so good luck going through that process. If you do not care about business, increasing efficiency or striving to be better, than LSU might be a good fit.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA and St. Gabriel, LA – November 5, 2013
I had to balance classes, research and a second job. Growing bacterial cultures to produce butanol required periodic sampling. Time management was essential when it came to the inoculation schedule, sampling, classes and meeting personal training clients (for my second job). I had to drive to the lab at all hours of the day and night, weekends and holidays as the sampling schedule required.
I learned how to use the HPLC and GC.
It was typical graduate research, meaning unsteady and long hours and little pay
Professional staff (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 7, 2013
LSU is an overall good place to work, but perhaps not for a life-long career. Most employees are loyal to the institution and relatively collegial. Compensation issues need to be addressed urgently or the institution will continue to lose great talent.
beautiful campus, great benefits & time-off during holidays
Student Radiologic Technologist (Former Employee) – Eunice, LA – August 7, 2015
Student Radiologic Technologist: Excelling and confidently performing a variety of studies, including radiographs, mobile studies, and fluoroscopic procedures. Aiding patients’ state of mind by providing soothing hospitality acts, even during traumatic events. Assisted and became knowledgeable in Advanced Modalities, such as Computed Tomography and Cardiovascular Lab. Clinical rotations at: Opelousas General Health System, University Medical Center, Acadian Medical Center, and Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Administrative Assistant 5 (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – April 24, 2015
My review of the University would be that as a whole the benefits of me working there outweigh the changes that incurred with recent budget cuts. My direct supervisor is very knowledgeable about the entire university's processes and procedures and I have learned a lot from him. My work and life balances are very flexible. It is a fun environment to work in especially when I have a chance to work directly with students.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 18, 2015
This job helped me to determine what field of research I wanted to pursue a career in. It introduced me to a lot of what needs to be known in terms of research techniques and basic sanitary techniques required for research. I definitely want to continue a career in a research field that I can use what I've learned here.