The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated 26 May 2015
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The Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
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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. Arts Adjunct

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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 (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow, professional environment

    Cons

    Under compensation of work, last minute filling of course instructors, missing necessary equipment

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead, have necessary equipment available, honestly compensate workers

  2. Depends on Your Priorities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a nationally recognized organization

    Professional development opportunities on campus

    Medical benefits and access to some of the best healthcare in Ohio

    Cons

    Low salary which is "justified" through the benefits package

    Faculty/staff parking cost around $850 in 2014-2015; full RPAC (recreational facility) access is nearly $500 per year - most universities provide these at no cost to employees

    Watching university leaders receive annual bonuses worth twice the salaries of those doing the work at ground level

    Advice to Management

    Implement a sliding scale fee for parking based on income level

  3. I'd recommend

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's easy work, the hours are relatively flexible, nice people for the most part, and opportunities to get a raise.

    Cons

    It's only easy to get hired if you're a student, otherwise good luck. Most managers are good, but it's kind of hit or miss.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to pick better employees. I've worked multiples jobs at OSU, and about half the coworkers I have actually do work. As for the other half, they either are hopeless to learn how to multitask, or they don't do any work.

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  5. Good and friendly environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    1. Good and friendly environment.
    2. International environment
    3. better benefits
    4. not too much pressure

    Cons

    1. medium payment 2. research pressure 3. some times need to over time work

    Advice to Management

    actually nothing too much. Just give more opportunity/training

  6. Office Assistant

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

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - You choose your hours
    - There is a standardized system for wages
    - You will work with great individuals
    - You will obtain useful experiences

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that you are paid minimum wage with pretty measly raises. However, as a student, there is really no need to ask for more with a job like this.

    Advice to Management

    My AHD was very passive which was irritating when some employees did not adhere to the standard of work that we were upheld to. I would suggest to ensure that

  7. Group Fitness Monitor Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Upbeat, lively, fun, and interesting environment

    Cons

    Still trying to find a con!

  8. Best Out of College Job EVER!

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    Current Employee - Systems Specialist
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, work place environment is very supportive and family oriented, experience/exposure

    Cons

    compensation is flat for my field, upward mobility (grant-funded), other than that this the best job i've ever had.

  9. Instructional Assistant in OSU

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    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at The Ohio State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Opportunity as a beginning job

    Cons

    low salary and too much work to do every week

  10. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Tuition for graduate school are fully covered. You also learn a lot from teaching others. Also practice speaking in front of a large group.

    Cons

    There are more workload than expected. Sometimes run over 20 hours per week. Extremely busy during finals week.

    Advice to Management

    Less workload and more flexibility. More considerate for TA especially during finals week or midterm weeks.

  11. Teaching is fun here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    As a TA instructor for the department, the department provides you with sufficient guide and material.

    Cons

    No specific. Teaching is always fun and inspiring.


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