Ohio University Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis
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Pros
  • State benefits, work-life balance (depends on the department) (in 5 reviews)

  • Laid back atmosphere for most jobs (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • small town, no shopping or good affordable housing (bloated rents on old crummy apartments) (in 5 reviews)

  • The administration continues to undercut the mission of the university through skewed spending priorities (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Residential Housing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Athens, OH

    I worked at Ohio University part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Easy work schedule for students, weekends off, offices closed at 5 pm.

    Cons

    If you aren't a morning person, some shifts start at 8 am.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Teaching Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place and co-workers, well life/work balance

    Cons

    low salary for TA comparing with other universities

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary and provide full coverage of health insurance


  3. Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Director in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Resident Director in Athens, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, commitment to students, excellent academic and administrative support resources. Plenty of adult socializing opportunities. Beautiful Athens campus. Great place to be.

    Cons

    Limited retail in area, allergies are pretty bad in Athens County. Branch campuses seem a little isolated. Winter can be tough!

    Advice to Management

    Keep smiling


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  5. Research Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH

    I worked at Ohio University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good if you go to school there. Great mentors

    Cons

    Not permanent. Not much direction to help with jobs after college.


  6. Graduate Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Average cost of living. Good and laid back Environment. Good Work culture.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. Not a big growth tree.


  7. Front Desk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at Ohio University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Nothing other than that.


  8. Greatest college experience

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

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    Great programs, helpful faculty, great students best environment to learn and grow!

    Cons

    Must qualify for some specification I.e federal work study if you are a student seeking a campus job


  9. engineer

    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ohio University (More than a year)

    Pros

    good university, offers assistantship that helps gain experience

    Cons

    i don't know any cons for working at Ohio University

    Advice to Management

    good


  10. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waldo, OH

    I worked at Ohio University (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a TA, I was able to complete graduate school without taking out any additional loans.

    Cons

    There was not much training before we began teaching, which the students seemed to pick up on.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on resources for students, both graduate and undergraduate. Less focus on frivolous spending.


  11. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Athens, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and low cost of living.

    Cons

    Poor management and direction of the University. Things seem to be very unstable and upper management is very out of touch with what is going on ground level. There has been so many cuts with regular staff and then they wonder why things are not getting done, but upper management has been hired in record numbers with very high wages, but student population is at the highest ever! Every department doing more with less, therefore morale is low and stress is high!

    Advice to Management

    They really need to realize that student population is up and they did not compensate their staffing for the overall change in population, so morale is down and stress level is up!



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