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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
372 Reviews
4.0
372 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.  

    Part-time on-campus jobs are a good way to get some extra money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Mathematics Tutor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Located on central campus, close to all my classes.
    Work with people your age.

    Cons

    There is no reward for putting an extra effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate Research Associate

    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    excellent office culture and competitive wages. Excellent growth prospects and career prospects.

    Cons

    strict deadlines, competitive work enviroment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good campus. Good research opportunities in Computer Science dept.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to work on real research problems on your area of interest.

    Cons

    Coursework sometimes does not let you devote as much time in lab as you would like to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great paying job and the people I worked with were all helpful and professional.

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    Former Employee - Downrigger  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Downrigger in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    The pay was great! The hours were very good also.

    Cons

    Not enough work. I wish I was able to work more hours at this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great for students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Library Associate in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, perfect for students, easy work, yearly wage increases, good upper level management in place, employs many people from international backgrounds with English as second language

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive and tedious at times. There are so many people working for Ohio State and the university library system that you sometimes feel like a number. Not a lot of room for advancement in this particular field.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great part time job during schooling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at the front desk offers great connections with management and residents. Residence halls provide a fun work atmosphere. Employees choose their own schedule and work with other current students.

    Cons

    Employees are constantly competing for extra hours, making it tough to make a significant amount of money. Most extra hours usually come from overnight shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The less micro-managing you do, the better the employees will perform. Allowing employees to choose their own schedules really helps with work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    the absolute best place to attend school

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Computer Consultant  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Student Computer Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    great people, great campus, great life!

    Cons

    cant think of any right now, nor do i think there are any...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up! GO BUCKS!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great Work environment, low-pressure

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    Former Employee - Help Desk  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    It is easy to do you duties here and there isn't the pressure of sell,sell, sell. It's kinda like a walled off garden that once you get in you never want to leave.

    Cons

    The pay is not a competitive as other places but the benefits are good. They won't hire you if you don't have a degree. They only respect their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best talent, not the best resume.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OSU is a high quality university with a clear vision for transforming the Land Grant mission for the 21st Century.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Professor in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pros of working for OSU are that the institution provides satisfactory compensation, good students, visionary leadership, great benefits, and stimulating colleagues. Overall there are great things going on at OSU.

    Cons

    Trends in competitive funding of the public sector research has made the job of being a professor less enjoyable than when I started in 2000.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    quit profesional

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the employer is very professional, no delays

    Cons

    it took advantage of students by paying too less for part time job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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