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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
482 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.  

    Working at one of the largest universities in the country has pros and cons

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It has great benefits, excellent location, and treats employees well.

    Cons

    There is lots of red tape and complex HR system that is not always well documented or explained.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for growth at Ohio State. It is very easy to make connections with many different people. There is a great definition of leadership at Ohio State

    Cons

    A lot of red tape because it is such a large organization. Takes a lot of time for messages to get to the correct recipient sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make responsibilities more clear, make management more available when there are concerns in the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great University

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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

    Pros

    Love the university so much! A lot of renovations were undergoing on buildings, labs, gyms, and other facilities. Life in surrounding areas was very affordable. And football tickets were so cheap :)

    Cons

    Job was stressful based on personal experience. Winter was kind of long so no much fun for outdoor activities, and no great views in surrounding areas.

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  5.  

    Residence Life makes such a big institution so intimate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Director in Springfield, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Area Director in Springfield, MO (US)

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ohio State University is expansive and offers so many opportunities for growth and connection. While I did work in residence life, I made connections with Resident Directors, Area Directors, Graduate Assistants, Resident Managers, Resident Advisors and Office Assistants all over the entire campus. Residence Life has given me the opportunity to make those connections. Furthermore, OSU Residence Life fostered my connection with the University and the city of Columbus. I am proud of my employment and experience at Ohio State University.

    Cons

    In Residence Life, the days are long, but you have to expect that you can and most likely will receive a call in the middle of the night.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent university.

    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

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

    Pros

    As a graduate student, I was able to work on my own schedule (but that depends on your adviser's style). Columbus is a great city. The stipend is very livable because the cost of living is not high.

    Cons

    Not too much to do in Columbus. However, that could just be me. Football season traffic sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not a company with a single management level. So I am unable to comment or provide advice for management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Post Doctoral Researcher

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    The benefits to being a full time employee at the medical center are fantastic. Medical, dental, vision, retirement, etc are all top notch plans

    Cons

    The pay is fairly low for someone who has a PhD, but that is somewhat to be expected at a large university like Ohio State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Benefits. You have to be willing to work for such a LARGE employer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Shop Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and Buckeye pride.

    Cons

    The size of the university contributes to a massive amount of bureaucracy and micro management. Not the best environment for the creative, free thinking types.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for younger people to conceptualize and develop changes and small projects without having to get caught up in red tape.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A graduate research associate

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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

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly and professional. The supervisor is very knowledgable and very supportive, that helps a lot in the academic research.

    Cons

    Actually there are not many cons. If I have to say, it would the lab management could be better, such as the equipment usage and maintain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe should provide a better train for the new coming members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Good stipend level is provided

    Cons

    no con is found yet

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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