Ohio State University
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www.osu.edu Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 24, 2014
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3.9 337 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto

Joseph A. Alutto

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    Students are treated as numbers and staff are treated as disposable

    Academic Advisor (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsOhio State has great benefits and staff members can sign up for up to 10 credit hours each semester (free). There are a lot a great little resources on OSU's campus-- there's a campus pharmacy, an incentive program for doing your yearly health screening, a discounted weight watchers program-- lots of little nuggets of benefits.

    ConsI would argue that most non-executive staff members are severely underpaid at Ohio State; perhaps because of the high number of people seeking to work at OSU (supply & demand, right?). Further, staff members do not seem really interested in serving students. They are there for the benefits and football tickets. This was my perception, at least. Oh, parking permit prices are insane and get worse every year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop forcing people to go to staff lunches (on their own dime) and to play secret santa each year. It's expensive!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work. I enjoy my job

    Research Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefit for employers plus vacations

    ConsPoor pay for lower staff for example, technicians

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salary for lower staff especially technicians

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

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    A Collection of Narcissists - Run Away!

    (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsThere were pockets of good in this organization, but management never recognized or rewarded them. Most of the students were great, as were most of the Visiting Scholars, older Faculty & Staff.

    ConsUpper management was full of uber narcissists who never gave credit or praise, constantly pressured you for free O/T, and expected you to be perpetually on-call. Employees are routinely degraded and treated as second-class citizens and whipping boys. Getting screamed at was a weekly function for my job, and was the norm for everyone, except their favorite few.

    Unless you're one of their favorites, you will have a hard time working there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new Director, fire the incompetant office assistants & hold those who made this such a hostile place accountable for their actions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Subpar

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsFellow employees made the job bearable but the management was terrible

    ConsManagement was out of touch with their employees and were not open to ideas or suggestions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Takes them to long to hire anyone.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJob security but it goes with a price.

    ConsThe pay is far below what you could make elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not wait so long to hire. My friend was laid off in June 2012 and I told her to apply at OSU. She would have been PERFECT for the job she applied for but after a phone interview (which took 2 weeks to schedule) by the time they called her in, she found a job paying triple what OSU would have for a very similar job. Your hiring practices need to improve so that the good ones do not get away.

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