State of Ohio Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
77 Reviews
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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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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time for 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
  3.  

    Long

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guard  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Guard in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time for 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
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  5.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Department Director in State of Ohio agency

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time for 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
  9.  

    Benefit packages are amazing!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - College Intern  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - College Intern in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for those wanting to explore the public sector of human resources. The work environment had it's stressful days but they were limited.

    Cons

    Consistent policy changes that can be troublesome to keep up with, along with numerous policies that were very language heavy, which can be confusing to some.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very secure place for people without a degree

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The health benefits and retirement package is the best reason for working with the State.

    Cons

    Everyone in your job category is paid the same regardless if you are competent in your job or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Technical support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good people.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this entry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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