Ohio University Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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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. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    Nice place to live. Relatively good compensation

    Cons

    Administration not so good. Remote from big cities.

  2. Graduate Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Works great if you are working for a professor whose courses/research matches with your interest.
    -Professors care if you let them know about your priorities of school work
    -Professors are very open to teach you if you say that you'd like to learn working on something

    Cons

    -Poor pay(I am a Masters student at the College of Health Sciences and Professions)
    -If you get a bad supervisor, your life is doomed.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for Teaching Assistants

  3. Very laid back and enjoyable.

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

    I have been working at Ohio University part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Had a great supervisor Who really cared and was extremely flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    The pay is too low. Training wasn't always the best and had to learn on the fly.

    Advice to Management

    Please train and make sure everyone in the office knows each other.

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  5. It had it's up and downs, but overall a good experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ohio University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The student positions at Ohio University are super easy and easy to fulfill all of the job requirements. Overall, it was a great experience and I would do it again.

    Cons

    One pro of working for Ohio University is they have terrible management in student run affairs and it was hard to know what I was doing wrong exactly. I also didn't like that there was a 20 hour per week limit on how much you could work.

    Advice to Management

    Some advice for upper management is for them to find new ways of handling and giving out negative feedback in a positive manner.

  6. Working for Ohio University Culinary Services was an overall good experience, lots of good people and relationships.

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    Former Employee - Student Manager in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Athens, OH

    I worked at Ohio University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good managerial, communication, and operations experience.

    Cons

    Work could be long and tiresome at times, doing task you don't particularly like.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make improvements and putting the customer first.

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Great Family Environment

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

    I worked at Ohio University

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

    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 Management

    more cohesion and as people what they need

  9. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Salaries are fair for the area.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.

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