State of Ohio Reviews

Updated May 18, 2015
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State of Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Pros
  • Good benefits/retirement, health insurance is excellent (in 11 reviews)

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

Cons
  • little room for advancement in my field (in 3 reviews)

  • Opportunity for advancement can be limited based on years of experience (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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  5. Its alright.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, work life balance, Benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of creativity, inefficient systems.

  6. Good organization with great benefits, and a fast-paced environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and work hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Job promotions very hard to come by, even for highly-valued employees.

    Advice to Management

    Advocate on behalf of your team in order to maintain realistic work output expectations. Let your staff in on decisions that will impact them.

  7. My experience was fair.

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    Former Employee - Parole Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Parole Officer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits were good, union representation, salary and pension

    Cons

    Office culture, lack of professional development regionally, ill prepared managment

    Advice to Management

    The state should train their managers on how to develop their staff; more opportunities for advancement without having to relocate to Columbus

  8. Very nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best IT infrastructure and mostly best talent to work with.

    Cons

    Office politics are there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the industry best talent.

  9. micro management, punishing environment, favoritism, gossip, negative culture

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    Current Employee - Program Delivery Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Program Delivery Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio

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

    Pros

    abundance of training, work hours, mileage reimbursment

    Cons

    Values and mission in words only, so afraid of negative press to the taxpayers

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, not everyone is untrustworthy

  10. Good Job

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    Current Employee - Job Developer in Lakewood, OH
    Current Employee - Job Developer in Lakewood, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, great people, flexible

    Cons

    lots of paperwork and policies

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  11. Fair living

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Columbus, OH

    I worked at State of Ohio

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

    Pros

    Good training, benefits appropriate, good PTO

    Cons

    Not a lot of transparency with management


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