The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance can be really good for staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Ohio State has great benefits and staff members can sign up for up to 10 credit hours each semester (free) (in 26 reviews)

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

  • The steady hours and work environment are a trade-off (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Terrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. Very little positive about working here.

    Cons

    Insultingly low pay. Distrust among employees. Very political environment. University that does not exist to actually educate people but just to enrich its top 1%.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you exist to serve students and the greater good--not to grow rich off student loan money. You will eventually lose this university.


  2. Bad internal upper management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The client was very nice.

    Cons

    The upper management had no idea what was going on in general.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all and start again. union workers need to go.


  3. Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Big School with dynamic environment

    Cons

    lack of care, fell a little and helpless


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  5. work long hours 10-11 hour days supposed to be 8-5.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner

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

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

    Pros

    free education if you are pure osu. osup doesn't offer this and they won't convert positions, yet don't pay bonuses.

    Cons

    no room for advancement there

    Advice to Management

    all apn should work 10-12 shift. otherwise they are abused with the 8-5 and end up working 12 hours 5 days a week


  6. The worst organization to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oncology Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Oncology Coordinator in Columbus, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good retirement and family member education benifits

    Cons

    only hire best friends, corrupt HR department, not as open to diversity as they say they are, terrible pay for the amount of work expected

    Advice to Management

    Actually take your employees seriously and promote internally to well qualified, well rounded, and well liked candidates


  7. Salaray

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    laid back work environment, the salary starts around 9 dollars an hour. All the student workers are friendly and willing to help you

    Cons

    Poor management.
    It takes up to 6 months to get any sort of raise, there is no on the job training and throw you into the workforce without telling you their expectations


  8. Watch your Back

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Students are treated as numbers and staff are treated as disposable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  10. A good place to work. I enjoy my job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit for employers plus vacations

    Cons

    Poor pay for lower staff for example, technicians

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary for lower staff especially technicians


  11. Helpful (3)

    A Collection of Narcissists - Run Away!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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



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