Ohio State University
3.9 of 5 304 reviews
www.osu.edu Columbus, OH 5000+ Employees

Ohio State University Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.9 304 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto

Joseph A. Alutto

(30 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "great colleagues, great benefits, love working with the students"
    in 18 reviews
  • "great work environment and full of opportunities"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "The pay is low but at least you're not going into debt for it"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Work environment is not very good"
    in 6 reviews
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Smart peers, great funding support.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ohio State University

ProsThere is a lot of support for research.

ConsThe faculty are busy and sometimes unavailable for help and feedback.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove incentives for teaching and mentorship.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsVery supportive staffs and work enviwonments. Especially, faculty members are pretty nice and try to help me to adopt the new environment.

ConsHard to find a con. The only con is that students go mad when they have a football game on Saturday, but other than that this place is pretty good to work and to live.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Student Job

IT Help Desk Assistant (Former Employee)
Marion, OH

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

ProsWorked around my class schedule
Great staff in the IT dept in Marion
Decent pay for a student job

ConsOnly worked between 12-20 hours a week
Dealt with a few rude people, but for the most part a positive experience

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

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great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ohio State University full-time

Prosgreat people, benefits and management

Consnone that come to mind

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to grow

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

Proslots of resources, great people

Constoo large, sometimes get lost

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

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A good place to work. I enjoy my job

Research Analyst (Current Employee)

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

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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Ohio State is incredibly flexible and reasonable with school requirements.

Windows Consultant and Commuter Liaison (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsWhile attending Ohio State, there could not be a better job than to work there as well. It's convenient, flexible, and the management in the offices I worked in were incredibly reasonable when it came to school assignments.

ConsIn all honesty, I cannot think of any cons. Some friends who have worked in the dining facilities have had bad experiences, but I have not with my TA and office work.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways remember that many of us are students and that school comes first!

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

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Inspiring work, low compensation.

Program Coordinator (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsGood benefits, rewarding work, free tuition.

ConsPay is terrible, minuscule raises each year even when you score great on evaluations.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward employees! Our jobs can be very demanding with non-traditional work hours.

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

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wonderful learning opportunity for forming an idea of what I actually want in a company and career.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFamilial atmosphere, easy to build positive relationships, good benefits, free tuition

Consculture of mediocrity, extremely low level of promotion from within, majority of hires are from outside the university

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the culture on the staff side of the university to one of accepted creation and innovation, job building skills, etc..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Ohio State University

ProsGreat Benefits, Good people, Awesome experience

ConsSome managers need a lot of training on people skills

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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