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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated 10 December 2014
Updated 10 December 2014
426 Reviews
3.9
426 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can be really good for staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, I felt that I was professionally honored for my role (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is low but at least you're not going into debt for it (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Student Assistant at North Commons

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The managers were really nice, the working schedule was relaxing and you can make a lot of friends there. You also got trained before you start working

    Cons

    Sometimes they would put you in the dishroom for many shifts. You may get tired if you have a lot of hw to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OSU Extension is a great place to work but needs to focus on the future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 4-H Educator in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - 4-H Educator in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Collaboration
    The people
    Autonomy
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Worklife balance
    Long hours
    Night meetings
    Compensation
    Busy summers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus in the future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It Tech Support

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Support in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Field Support in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff and great environment to work in. 5 stars

    Cons

    none It said I had to submit at least 5 words for cons. But to be fair, there is none,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Chemical Engineering

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - PhD in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent program for Engineering study

    Cons

    Need better teaching profs. The profs are excellent in research but not in teaching

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent benefits but no clear path for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Medical plans are better than anywhere else I've worked, and you can take classes for free. Flexible schedule and work-life balance. Intellectual atmosphere and lots of engagement.

    Cons

    No clear career path for staff. Parking is outrageous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on creating upward mobility for staff members. Good people will leave if there's no place for them to develop their talents and ambitions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive experience for graduate researchers.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, job security (i.e. your job depends on your supervisor's grant money).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Summer Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Research Assistant and Instructor
    Former Employee - Research Assistant and Instructor

    I worked at The Ohio State University as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not a ton of pressure.
    People are friendly.
    Intellectual Environment
    Easy to find housing near campus, especially in the summer, allowing you to walk to work.
    Plenty of bars, movie theaters, parks in walking distance.
    Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to internships in industry.
    Can be difficult to get supervisor's attention when getting started a research position...not every adviser has a plan for your development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure when you have summer research assistants that you are very clear on what the project is trying to accomplish and how the student is supposed to get up to speed.

  9.  

    Great plCe to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice people and interesting work.

    Cons

    All the politics of a state job..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is happy for the most part, good pay, even better benefits.

    Cons

    Room for growth IF you work your tail off. Just get a job, work as hard as you can and keep applying to new openings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional staff, access to many resources, very good benefits, discounts for employees; overall, it's by far not the worst university you could work for!

    Cons

    Due to outsourcing, it can be challenging to deal with the multiple departments that handle important daily aspects, such as parking, for instance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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