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Ohio University Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
118 Reviews
3.7
118 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.  

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
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    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.

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  5.  

    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.

  6. 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
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    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at Ohio University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Earn while you get a degree, easy going and great work/life balance. Great location for students with like and open minded people all around.

    Cons

    Career prospects are satisfactory at best. Hard to get noticed by anyone in the real world except through career fairs. Prospective employer choices are minimal and unsatisfactory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Small, serene and academic

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

    I worked at Ohio University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Had a good experience working in one of the departments, great teamwork and there is a flexible schedule to accommodate students.

    Cons

    Very little to dislike working as a student

  9.  

    Excellent experience all around.

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    Former Employee - Aide in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Aide in Athens, OH

    I worked at Ohio University part-time

    Pros

    Best jobs available in Athens, Ohio.

    Cons

    Basically owned the city; so was able to dictate most anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

  10.  

    Great town, suffers from over corporatization

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great town, but at OU you can get lost in the mix. So if you like the town and lose your ambition, you can grow roots.

    Cons

    Leadership seems always to be changing, except at the highest level. If they're not careful, soon there will be more deans than full time faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about education. Do the right thing always. Be wary of the promise of gadgets.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Was good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio University

    Pros

    Great community and people around you.

    Cons

    for the most part, many teachers did not care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people that care!

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