State of Ohio Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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State of Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Pros
  • Good pay, good benefits, good people (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits and there are multiple locations to work from statewide (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Leadership changes every election and things change (in 2 reviews)

  • In the private sector one does what it takes to make it work or one fails (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Career options can be limited


  2. Good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative in Columbus, OH

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

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

    Pros

    40 hour week and you rarely work overtime. 10 paid holidays and great health insurance. Jobs duties are not complicated.

    Cons

    Very boring. Office moral is negative and very contagious. Everyone is counting down their years until retirement because they're so miserable.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Correctional Lieutenant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, overtime opportunities, and time off.

    Cons

    Dangerous prison environment. Negative atmosphere.


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  5. Tax Commissioner Agent

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Respectable amount of PTO, good insurance

    Cons

    Structured Interviews tend to favor those with connections for promotions. No motivation. No reward for self-motivation. Poor training for administrative staff.


  6. Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pension Benefit was great.

    Cons

    New and fresh ideas not welcome

    Advice to Management

    Take some lessons from the business world and things might run a bit smoother.


  7. OH-Tech

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Little opportunities for career advancements.


  8. Helpful (1)

    CIO

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    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Dublin, OH

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a hard worker you will have an opportunity to climb the ladder at a faster rate than you would in private sector.

    Cons

    There's a ton to list, Just be aware its a difficult place to make a difference and you want to use it as a stepping stone to get to that next big job in private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Quit being a bureaucrat, stand up for something ....anything! For crying out loud you are a public official!


  9. Ohio BWC

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Ohio

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

    Pros

    Friendly, great place to get started, easy going, very helpful and learned a lot. Flexible scheduling for students and time off.

    Cons

    It is a mostly older population working there, and so everything just moves a bit slower. Not a tech savvy environment due to the generational differences.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young people. Update the offices so that it does not feel like I am traveling back in time 25 years every time I come to work.


  10. OCM Analyst

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    Former Employee - Organizational Change Management Analyst Consultant in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Organizational Change Management Analyst Consultant in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at State of Ohio (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The State of Ohio is very proactive in making state government work more efficiently, in order to serve not only the constituents, but also state employees who are dedicated to public service.

    Cons

    As with most state government, communication and information sharing between agencies could be improved.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It's ok.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at State of Ohio

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were excellent. I'm

    Cons

    No room for growth unless someone retires.



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