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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. Accounting Exam Help

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    Current Freelancer - Exam Helper in Athens, OH
    Current Freelancer - Exam Helper in Athens, OH

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

    Pros

    Easy to get to, can work short shifts, Easy Job. Basically you just sit in the exams and make sure people don't cheat.

    Cons

    Can be boring - take homework and make sure you use the restroom before you start. Busting people for cheating can be awkward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more students this opportunity, it is a great way for college students to make a little extra money

    Recommends
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  2. Great Family Environment

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Advisor in Athens, OH

    I worked at Ohio University

    Pros

    good benefits/retirement, community as a whole is wonderful

    Cons

    departments do not work together, feel like you are on a team and going up against other teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more cohesion and as people what they need

    Recommends
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  3. Dedicated people, but a lot of bureaucracy

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

    I worked at Ohio University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people who work here are by and large wonderful. Ohio University is a great place to establish and grow a long-term career. You're encouraged and supported to continue to grow your career and seek out new opportunities within the large university.

    Cons

    Like any large, older organization, there is a lot of bureaucracy to contend with. People want to make changes, but sometimes it can take a while and be unwieldy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many managers were already making good-faith efforts to streamline processes. My advice would be to stay on this track because stagnating forward momentum can hinder hiring and keeping new talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Nice person and nice campus here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    Weather is comfortable, working environment is good

    Cons

    Athens is such a small town

  6. Pretty good benefits, but salary and bonuses tend to be based on factors that could be deemed discrimitory.

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    Current Employee - Prefer to Omit in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Prefer to Omit in Athens, OH

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    Good benefits. Salaries are fair for the area.

    Cons

    Southeastern Ohio. Sense of entitlement for most of the long term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that hiring practices are followed. OU is becoming a resting place for Carnegie Mellon rejects. In some cases, it seems like we create positions just for friends of certain others.

    Recommends
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  7. Graduate Student, Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Athens, OH

    I worked at Ohio University

    Pros

    Full tuition scholarship, very reasonable stipend

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8. I worked at Ohio University

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to learn and grow, Athens is a gem of an area.

    Cons

    Somewhat secluded in a rural area

  9. Graduate assistant working in the environmental studies program

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

    I have been working at Ohio University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I've had the benefit of working on projects that introduced me to a whole slew of new contacts in the Washington, D.C. policy world, thanks to my advisor Dr. Geoff Dabelko. I also assisted in developing a study abroad program and writing grants for various projects happening within the school. Really a great place to gain vital real-world skills.

    Cons

    There are only four full-time faculty members for the environmental studies program so individualized attention is a bit hard to come by--requires you to be a real self-starter. Depending on yourself is fine until you actually need some detailed feedback on a project or, say, your thesis.

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  10. 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

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  11. 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 a 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.

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