State of Ohio

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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
80 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    State employment is generally stable and the positions are well defined

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Real Estate Administrator in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is in a controlled time schedule and therefore works well except in management positions where schedule demands result in the need to complete work on your own time in order to meet all deliverable.

    Cons

    The time requirements are increasing as the work force is diminishing and effectively the salary is getting diluted for upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good for stability but can lack flexibility and growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Pros

    Stable in terms of job availability. A good feeling to serve public interest. Some really good jobs at some agencies.

    Cons

    Bureacracy is not always a place for fast pace, self direction and growth. Choose carefully if this matters. Be aware that labor agreements rule and merit and performance do not.

  3.  

    It's not what it use to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Pros

    Benefits are decent for now

    Cons

    Leadership rules with the motto get on the bus or get ran over by the bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider caring about the people that work under your leadership, instead of having the my way or highway mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good employer, but benefit levels are dropping and salaries are not rising.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Good job security. Vacation benefits are generous. Professional development is internal but there are channels for growth. Sick leave is generous.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility. Very little salary increase, no merit increases, no bonus's. Union is non-responsive for the most part. Managers have little professional knowledge and are political in nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement plans for merit increases

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good experience but a significant amount of change leads to periods of frustration.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits at a low cost, compensation is fair, and there are numerous training opportunities through the Union Benefits Trust. The office culture is fantastic in my area and in most areas that I have encountered.

    Cons

    The biggest cons are perpetual understaffing, heavy workload, and poor interdepartmental communication which causes a lot of stress for those employees that care about what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff properly for the workload involved, create positions with true project oversight to keep resources from being overcommitted. Otherwise, a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work to give service to Ohio's citizens.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    This is a great way to give service to the public. This is a great place to work for the benefits if you have a family.

    Cons

    Untrained managers have poor service records. Their poor skills and abilities create negative office morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The on-the-job management training is inefficient. Colleges give better education. Most of the state's managers do not manage well and abuse their position to retaliate against their subordinates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guard in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Guard in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    pay vacation health insurance sick leave overtime whenever you want it

    Cons

    woking with scum of the earth, and having to treat them like they are normal people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come up with a reward system for not abusing sick leave and fmla

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lost in translation.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Ohio

    Pros

    The Benefits are really great.

    Cons

    Everything depends on your supervisor. Limited training, only sharing partial information for completing tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only hire those with previous experience. Some supervisors are not very good teachers.

  10.  

    Department Director in State of Ohio agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, offers vacation and other types of paid leave and a great retirement system

    Cons

    Leadership changes frequently with political climate and does not offer much stability in policy direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treats senior management with same scrutiny as bargaining unit employees. Creates an atmosphere of distrust.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth throughout all levels of employment. Very pro family.

    Cons

    Not always, but there are incidents of favoritism that may slow down some advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the office and visit folks at the ground level. This will help in understanding the consequences, good and bad, of management decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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