State of Ohio Reviews

Updated August 22, 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. Overall great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Bureaucratic processes and slow to change, but that is government.


  2. Licensed Practical Nurse

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Columbus, OH
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Union protected by contractual agreement on salary, benefits, working conditions and provisions of safe working environment. Great job security and allows employees to plan for future.

    Cons

    Conditions inside state facility were not sanitary, boiling hot in winter and summer, old and outdated equipment to perform job with not optimal outcome. Dangerous conditions often a concern for loss of life during course of shift.

    Advice to Management

    More attention needs to be paid to employees safety and other personal concerns, instead of catering to the privileges of inmates.


  3. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work / Life balance is good

    Cons

    Career options can be limited


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  5. analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great helping people. Loved the people. Work was rewarding.

    Cons

    Extremely inefficient. Slow at times. Not great mentorship for young professionals. Very difficult to get noticed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to develop tomorrow's leaders as they will have an impact for years to come.


  6. Good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  7. Correctional Lieutenant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, overtime opportunities, and time off.

    Cons

    Dangerous prison environment. Negative atmosphere.


  8. Tax Commissioner Agent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  9. Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  10. OH-Tech

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Little opportunities for career advancements.


  11. Helpful (1)

    CIO

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    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Deputy Director in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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!



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