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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
368 Reviews
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The Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits (both health and education), good people, good as an entry level job (in 22 reviews)

  • great work environment and full of opportunities (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is low but at least you're not going into debt for it (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Watch your Back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Most Co-workers were easy to get along with, Hours aver very regular. The staff is very experienced.

    Cons

    Department manager and supervisor are clueless and have no people skills at all. Do not depend on any of the current employees for any type of training. You will be expected to learn by trial and error, your job responsibilities will never be clearly spelled for you. If you take any initiative to do a task on your own, you will be criticized, whether you are right or wrong in your thinking. Management there seems to be Bi-Polar and undecided about everything

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Students are treated as numbers and staff are treated as disposable

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ohio 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A good place to work. I enjoy my job

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good benefit for employers plus vacations

    Cons

    Poor pay for lower staff for example, technicians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary for lower staff especially technicians

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A Collection of Narcissists - Run Away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Subpar

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Fellow employees made the job bearable but the management was terrible

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Takes them to long to hire anyone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Job security but it goes with a price.

    Cons

    The pay is far below what you could make elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do 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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