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Ohio University Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
123 Reviews
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123 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • State benefits, work-life balance (depends on the department) (in 5 reviews)

  • Generally laid back working environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Athens is a small town in Appalachia (in 5 reviews)

  • A lot of work other than teaching (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Superb, truly joining a family that cares

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    If you are a good worker, and enjoy improving others lives as well as your own than this place is for you. The culture is caring and you feel like you really belong.

    Cons

    Much internal hiring

    Location could be better but they provide to the local community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Most of the time it was stressful, but you were able to work around your own class schedule which was nice.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gained a lot of labwork experience and was able to get published for several journal articles. Also became familiar with many standard laboratory techniques.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of direction, most of the work was up to you to figure out. Most weeks you worked well over the 20 hour work week as a grad assistant to get all of the research done. It also would have been helpful if there was newer equipment to have better results with some of the research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasant place to work

    Current Employee - Instructor in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Instructor in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are really nice; there is a lot of support; the workload is very reasonable; it is well organized.

    Cons

    The wages are quite low, especially for student employees. The town is small and there aren't many things to do, so it can get a bit boring around here. Not many opportunities for promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyed the people I worked with but the work was very boring and tedious.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ohio University

    Pros

    People and experience were the biggest pros.
    Flexible work schedule to work around academic schedule.
    Enjoyed my first boss but lots of turnover

    Cons

    Tedious and boring work all day

  6.  

    Certified Flight Instructor at Ohio University.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    The department has grown twice in size the past two years. Its a friendly environment where you get to teach your peers and underclassmen.

    Cons

    The pay is extremely low for student instructors and it doesn't get much better when you graduate and keep instructing. Theres little to no room for advancement or even a raise.

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  7.  

    Great for student workers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for student employees

    Cons

    lack of communication in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize your great employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, wonderful community, plenty of places to plug in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    Lots of collegiality between faculty members, no traffic or pollution issues, lots of exciting scholarly activity going on.

    Cons

    Some students come to party.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Former Peer Learning Community Leader

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    A great way to earn a little extra cash on the side while providing new students with valuable review sessions and study habits.
    The professor in charge of all the Biology PLCLs was a wonderful mentor and really cared about her students and us.
    Very understanding of academic conflicts that could arise (exams, thesis, etc)

    Cons

    It was difficult to not feel like you were babysitting your students sometimes.
    Having to keep a huge binder and supplies for the daily activities with you at all times was obnoxious at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hold your Leaders meetings at 5pm on a Friday.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, ineffective leadership

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Instructor in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Quality of the people, small town atmosphere, pretty campus and surrounding area. Good place to live with a family of school-aged kids.

    Cons

    Senior leadership does not have a strong vision for the institution, and there has been a great deal of turnover in leadership positions, particularly on the administrative side. The decentralized control (decision-making authority given to academic units) makes the institution inefficient. Interdisciplinary cooperation is challenging, and institutional support for central academic functions (teaching and learning, academic technologies, etc.) is almost nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the progress on raising faculty salaries. Make sure central administrative units are responsive to faculty needs, not just their budgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to do research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    Good academic atmosphere, nice teachers and classmates. Everybody in the town seems like kind and helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the life here is kind of boring since Athens is far away from Metropolitan.

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