Ohio State University
3.9 of 5 301 reviews
www.osu.edu Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

Ohio State University Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.9 301 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto

Joseph A. Alutto

(30 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible hours, great benefits, friendly and academic environment"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Good training, enjoyable work environment, free housing for the school year"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not really any more cons tho, its a student position so the low pay is expected and the work is at your level"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Biased treatment of "favorite" graduate student employees"
    in 5 reviews
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great place as a graduate research associate

Graduate Research Associate (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio State University full-time for more than 3 years

Pros75% health insurance covered, monthly pay is OK for a grad student. It is an interim, and grad school is a good investment in Ohio State.

Conscould be rough depending on advisor

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great institute with very well-equipped facilities

Research Associate 2-Engineer (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio State University full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAble to to find resources to support projects and personal needs. City of Columbus is great city to live in.

ConsLack of opportunity for a research associate to progress.

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

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Office Assistant (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I worked at Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

ProsCampus is an exciting place to work. There is always something going on and always some free promotional stuff being given away. There is a friendly atmosphere and you feel like you are a positive addition to the university. The benefits are great. Especially since you can take classes and participate in the activities going on around campus.

ConsDriving around on game days. Dealing with stressed out students during exam periods.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore diversity around campus is always nice to see.

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

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Special Events Manager (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio State University full-time for more than 3 years

Prosworking with students, benefits, working in a culture rich environment.

Conslack of room for professional growth

Advice to Senior Managementgive constructive feedback not criticism, recognize the STUDENTS are the reason we are all here, accept and promote various personalities/cultures/looks,etc.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Student Library Aide (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I worked at Ohio State University part-time for less than a year

ProsTraining is very thorough. Whenever you have questions you always have someone you can ask for help. Very flexible hours for a student. Great coworkers.

ConsWork can often get boring due to the monotonous repetition of similar questions. During the first week of school you may answer the same "where is the bathroom?" question up to 10 times in a single hour.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent, interesting, and supportive environment for staff.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio State University full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt's a great relaxed environment, but not so relaxed that it is boring or non-challenging. Co-workers and other staff members are supportive and friendly and most of the time it just feels like a large family. There seems to always be someone around with just the experience you need to solve a new problem. Things seem to be getting more organized all the time.

ConsPay feels a little under the industry standard. Career advancement opportunities seem limited. More organization also seem to mean more bureaucracy.

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

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excellent graduate school that you dream of

Graduate Research Associate (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio State University full-time for more than a year

Prosthe community are welcoming here and you can have access to authority and talk equally with them if you want to

Consbeing a Chinese myself, sometimes it is hard to break the culture difference barrier especially most Chinese here are not so active

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

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Great part-time jobs for students.

Student Assistant (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH (US)

I worked at Ohio State University part-time for more than 3 years

ProsSupervisors understand challenges associated with working and attending courses full-time. Wages are appropriate for type of work performed.

ConsDifficult to transition to full time positions from student to staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Ohio State University

ProsCampus life is a lot easy going

ConsNobody ever listens and really takes to get heard

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more attentive

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Decent place to work, a lot of office politics though.

Alternative Media (Current Employee)
Marion, OH (US)

I have been working at Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

ProsGood people, flexible hours, good benefits

ConsOffice politics, sometimes unorganized, staffing decisions

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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