The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance can be really good for staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, I felt that I was professionally honored for my role (in 26 reviews)

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

  • Work environment is not very good (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    funding is sufficient, benefits are good, fitness center is awesome.

    Cons

    location in midwest, less entertainment

  2. A Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always room to grow at the university. There are numerous positions and options available to explore at Ohio State.

    Cons

    Pay is low for industry. Progress is slow since it is such a large university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Hardly ever has management actually gotten in the way of me doing my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Department of Recreational Sports, Member Services Crew Chief.

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    Current Employee - Member Services Crew Chief in Columbus, MO
    Current Employee - Member Services Crew Chief in Columbus, MO

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

    Pros

    Very helpful in knowing student body especially you are into careers such as student development, sports management. A lot of room for you to learn and develop leadership skills. Professional staff in the department are extremely friendly and helpful. The university focuses on people and environment, and you can see that everywhere on campus.

    Cons

    The main recreation center on campus (RPAC) is the largest college facility in the nation. The facility capacity is tremendous, and the issues and emergencies you encounter every single day might be intimidating and overwhelming. It does take some time to adapt to the environment there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The department does great job in staff hiring and training. The communication is efficient among teams that oversee different areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Lots of hard work but learn a lot.

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot and involved in cutting edge research

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work as a graduate student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Some very good people and research being conducted here

    Cons

    Need to be careful about whom you pick to work with. Some people are great, others kinda...

  7. great

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    amazing research, great environment, facilities, health insurance for postdoc and benefits

    Cons

    crowded, lots of students, highways packed at rash hour, some old houses

  8. Work with some people in different areas. Linguists,text mining and information retrieval,recommender system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    It's very pleasant to work with different people towards the same research problem: the research problem is very interesting

    Cons

    need to spend every minutes in work when you are awake; don't worry about balance life and work since no life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meeting is too frequent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Working in Lima, OH

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Research support, great students, inexpensive life

    Cons

    Not much to see and do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Great place to work. Would love to go back and work there but the need more cash.

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    Former Employee - GTA in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - GTA in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people great benefits. Had a lot of freedom and access to resources in order to do job.

    Cons

    Not much place to move around in this business. I wish there was just more to do.

    Recommends
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  11. Good benefits and work environment, but stress is going nowhere but up.

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Researcher in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    - Salary has been reasonable and is generally open to negotiation
    - Excellent working environment, agreeable coworkers
    - Doing generally interesting and varied research work

    Cons

    The OSU administration has recently been expecting more out of its full-time staff, including undergraduate mentorships, additional publications, and a higher class load -- without increasing pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ohio State is certainly capable of adding more faculty to its roster, which would cut down on "factory classes" and allow for more quality research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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