The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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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, great benefits

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, nice people, exciting place

    Cons

    Not all employees are part of the union, parking


  2. Graduate student

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

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    - Lot of excellent equipment available on campus
    - Collaborative atmosphere conducive to research

    Cons

    -Taking courses in the first year does not leave much time for research


  3. Great place to work if you have patience to deal with academia

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Right environment fostering research in biology and other branches of science.

    Cons

    It is a very slow pace!


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  5. Pelotonia Graduate Fellow

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

    I worked at The Ohio State University

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

    Pros

    A lot of resources; friendly people

    Cons

    relaxed working style; not a lot internship opportunities


  6. Laid back atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Development Engineer in Columbus, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Stress levels are pretty low. Lots of moving parts and different colleges to interact with

    Cons

    Absolutely no growth or promotion path. Expect absolute minimal pay raises year after year even with stellar year-end reviews

    Advice to Management

    Provide some sort of promotion path to non-managers


  7. Postdoctoral Researcher

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative research , Good Management, Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Less than the average industry pay


  8. System Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great environment. Job stability. Building a network of people is easy. A lot of opportunity to be involved with community programs.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for career advancement. Limited pay scale. Lack of communication between departments that have to work together.

    Advice to Management

    Pay industry standard rate. Pay out for benefits not used or do not include when evaluation industry standard salaries. Eliminate some middle management fat that makes the organization very top heavy.


  9. Business Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grove City, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grove City, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place for work/life balance

    Cons

    Staff are treated very differently than faculty


  10. Student Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great supervisors and great flexibility. You'll make a lot of friends there too.

    Cons

    I love everything about working here


  11. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, ongoing professional development opportunities, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    teaching responsibilities can change term-to-term, actual working hours can be variable course to course



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