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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
88 Reviews
3.4
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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.  

    Good Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Job Developer in Lakewood, OH
    Current Employee - Job Developer in Lakewood, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Pros

    Good Benefits, great people, flexible

    Cons

    lots of paperwork and policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Records Management Intern at the Ohio Attorney General's Office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Records Management Intern in Columbus, OH
    Current Intern - Records Management Intern in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working with the people I was around. Learned a lot of useful information and gained experience in records management and working with state and government run databases.

    Cons

    The state and government like to downsize a lot and the first to go are the interns. A lot of working on a computer that after awhile affects your eye's from staring a screen to long. Typical of large companies there is a lot going on so there is a lack of concern especially when it comes from the HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you find someone dedicated and willing to work, shows up everyday and tries to go beyond their means to establish good relationships, spend some time and try to get to know the people you are removing, especially when their boss tries to get them to stay within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Delivery Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Program Delivery Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees, not everyone is untrustworthy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair living

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

    I worked at State of Ohio

    Pros

    Good training, benefits appropriate, good PTO

    Cons

    Not a lot of transparency with management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Highway tech

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Pros

    Lots of time off, that's really it.

    Cons

    Low pay, haven't had a raise in 10years.... People in your business to much, people tell about anything they can managers bug you, they want you to have a cdl and you only use in the winter when its snowing, so most of the time you are working with goofy people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they have to like you and you have to be at work to much for the low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at State of Ohio part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and good pay

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I am very satisfied as an employee with the State of Ohio. We have a very good benefits package.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Tuition assistance. They offer a flexible work schedule. Not the typical 8am-5pm, which makes it easy for scheduling appointments.

    Cons

    With the new administration, there have been some changes, with the flexible scheduling, that has been in place for 28 years, I have been employed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an open door policy with the employees that report to you. Take into consideration, who they are, that they are performing the job duties, that they want to discuss with you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good and reasonably priced, time off polices are fair if you are not union. The employee resources are good.

    Cons

    The organization moves slow it is a large bureaucracy. The numerous opportunities for training are not made available or approved the reason stated is "that is not the best use of your time". Personal growth and advancement training is not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating a culture that is congenial and team oriented. Create more access and availability to the training opportunities provided by the State of Ohio in addition to the required or mandated training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    State employment is generally stable and the positions are well defined

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    • 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

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