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Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
379 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits, I felt that I was professionally honored for my role (in 24 reviews)

  • Flexible hours with class/exams taking priority (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for the amount of work that is required for research (in 16 reviews)

  • Work environment is not very good (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Student in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Unlimited resources mean lab experience is extremely in depth
    Professors are interested in teaching
    Academic advisers are extremely helpful in scheduling classes

    Cons

    Classes are difficult
    Homework is sometimes little more than busy work
    Campus is very large, which makes back to back classes difficult sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decrease tuiton

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, frustrating management at times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    OSU has an excellent benefits package. More sick leave than most people will ever use, vacation time separate from sick leave, great insurance, free tuition if you want to take classes.

    Cons

    Upper management often changes policies on its own accord without consulting with the people doing the work. This seems to be a university-wide phenomenon and not a unique problem for any particular college or department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the opinions of the people on the front lines before you make decisions that affect them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Learning Environment

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive faculty. Experts in diverse fields of study. Continuous collaborative work with other faculty and industry researchers. Many opportunities for funding.

    Cons

    High level of expectation from employers. Low pay for the amount of work that is required for research. Some outdated facilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work in North Commons

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    People are pretty nice, and well trained before working,

    Cons

    Kind of harsh at the beginning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible in work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place for student workers!

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay considering the low living expense in Columbus OH.
    Not too much work load.
    Learn a lot in the lab.

    Cons

    Working environment is poor. Even no window in my office.
    Parking is horrible, even for someone with a staff parking permit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrading some old buildings such as Caldwell will be perfect.
    Pay more to senior researches since they have more experiences and can do more work than a new researchers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Part-time on-campus jobs are a good way to get some extra money.

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    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Located on central campus, close to all my classes.
    Work with people your age.

    Cons

    There is no reward for putting an extra effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are great at Ohio State University. Depending on the area of work, employees are provided flexibility and latitude to make the position their own.

    Cons

    The HR function at OSU is week. Issues are often ignored and left to fester.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to do a much better job communicating university-wide vision and mission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to be if you like research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    The department and faculty are usually supportive

    Cons

    the money is quite low actually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase remuneration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate Research Associate

    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    excellent office culture and competitive wages. Excellent growth prospects and career prospects.

    Cons

    strict deadlines, competitive work enviroment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good campus. Good research opportunities in Computer Science dept.

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work on real research problems on your area of interest.

    Cons

    Coursework sometimes does not let you devote as much time in lab as you would like to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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