Ohio University Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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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. Graduate Assistant (Applications Developer)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A dynamic working environment with exciting people

    Cons

    Ohio University has no known cons


  2. Student Receiptionist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH

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

    Pros

    Easy hours with schedule and better than working at the dining hall!

    Cons

    Wish you had a chance to gain more responsibilities


  3. RA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio University part-time

    Pros

    Good pay while in school.

    Cons

    Hard to manage the job and class sometimes.


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  5. Fun Place to work

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Athens, OH
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very willing to work around class schedules

    Cons

    sometimes have to work late and on weekends


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    Not the greatest place to work.

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative in Athens, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful natural areas around Athens, some talented and dedicated staff, and a relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other universities in Ohio. In my department (College of Fine Arts) the staff doesn't get along and passive-aggressive power struggles are common. University wide priorities are expanding enrollment and athletics/student recreation, not academics and certainly not fine arts.

    Advice to Management

    Morale has been heading steadily downhill for the past 4 years. Do something about it! I can't tell you how many of my coworkers just don't care about their work anymore.


  7. Baker Center Dining Services - Good gig for college student

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher, Food Server, Cashier in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Dishwasher, Food Server, Cashier in Athens, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, willing to work around class schedules Free meal with shifts sometimes, plus you can take home whatever is leftover at the end of the day Discount on food

    Cons

    Pay was nothing special, but then again it's part time unskilled labor for college students...so why would it be?

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to improve really, great job option for college student looking to make some extra cash


  8. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio University part-time

    Pros

    It was great to work as a teaching assistant. You can keep in touch with students and enjoy communicating with people.

    Cons

    But you have to be nice to the students and they always need high GPA. Sometimes it is really difficult to satisfy them and don't be too tough.

    Advice to Management

    Make the students happy and also push them to study harder. Be nice to the teaching assistant since they are really working very hard.


  9. Graduate Research Scholarship

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    Current Employee - Graduate Recruitment Scholarship in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Recruitment Scholarship in Athens, OH

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

    Pros

    Work with professors on topics of interest to professors and students

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems like the student is just doing research for the professor to submit a paper without co-authorship


  10. OU Review

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Athens, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My particular job has a great deal of flexibility of hours which has allowed me to drop off or pick up my son at school. The educational benefit is a very good deal.

    Cons

    That same flexibility leads to unpredictability I do not know when I will have to work late and early.The lab is small and independent so there is no opportunity to advance. Senior administration has routinely interfered with raises when our lab had grant money for them.

    Advice to Management

    Grant funded research workers have very different jobs and funding compared to most administrative staff.


  11. TA physics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay is good, the work environment is good

    Cons

    some times need to work more than other TA's



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