The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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The Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
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Pros
  • Work-life balance can be really good for staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Ohio State has great benefits and staff members can sign up for up to 10 credit hours each semester (free) (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is low but at least you're not going into debt for it (in 18 reviews)

  • The steady hours and work environment are a trade-off (in 6 reviews)

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  1. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    open door policies, good teachers, good equipments

    Cons

    nothing substantial to report here


  2. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Great place to work, people are very professional

    Cons

    Not really but benefits could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work...


  3. Graduate Student

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    Covers tuition (~$60,000/year for out of state) with research or teaching associateship, Stipend for most students (~$20,000/year)

    Cons

    Parking on campus ~700/year, Experience highly dependent on adviser


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  5. OSU Financial Aid Dept.

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    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant-- in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant-- in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The environment is very friendly, and I get along with managers very easily. Employees get along very well.

    Cons

    Some of the traffic between floors needs to be regulated.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at the moment


  6. Good experience for a sports lover

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Athletic Camp Coach in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Athletic Camp Coach in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing athletic facilities and staff

    Cons

    Can't complain about any of it


  7. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time

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

    Pros

    I've worked here for several years. Good research environment and great coworkers.

    Cons

    The pay was about the average. It is too cold in the winter.


  8. Graduate Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great colleagues. My colleagues truly became some of my best friends. Really amazing and talented people.

    Cons

    Overworked and sometimes did not respect work-life balance but overall things were good to be working there.


  9. Great school to work at as an undergrad

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    Current Employee - Research in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Research in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, lots of opportunities for references

    Cons

    None, my professors and I had everything worked out beforehand

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Great positive place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Very stable work environment. Lots of freedom to set my own schedule and complete my work and projects. Reasonably funded, can usually acquire the resources needed to complete the task efficiently. Excellent benefits with the state pension plan and awesome health care.

    Cons

    Poor salary (well below market). Bureaucracy and red-tape slow things down immensely; getting large scale projects approved takes forever and even after that it takes time for the work to start and finally finish.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to become more efficient with the decision-making and approval process. Revise guidelines and policies governing salaries for employees below the "Senior Leadership" level.


  11. GTA/GRA

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for while in graduate school.

    Cons

    Well, nothing. You can only try to do so much while in grad school.

    Advice to Management

    None



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