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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
371 Reviews
4.0
371 Reviews
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The Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits (both health and education), good people, good as an entry level job (in 22 reviews)

  • great work environment and full of opportunities (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is low but at least you're not going into debt for it (in 15 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Graduate Research Associate

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

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    excellent office culture and competitive wages. Excellent growth prospects and career prospects.

    Cons

    strict deadlines, competitive work enviroment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good campus. Good research opportunities in Computer Science dept.

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Get to work on real research problems on your area of interest.

    Cons

    Coursework sometimes does not let you devote as much time in lab as you would like to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great paying job and the people I worked with were all helpful and professional.

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    Former Employee - Downrigger  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Downrigger in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay was great! The hours were very good also.

    Cons

    Not enough work. I wish I was able to work more hours at this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interested in developing you!

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    Former Employee - Member Services Representative  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, great training, great staff, supplies uniform

    Cons

    Late night and early mornings, expected to work nights and weekends, open on some holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Circulation Assistant

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    Former Employee - Circulation Assistant  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Circulation Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours with decent pay

    Cons

    Pay and little room to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Library Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, perfect for students, easy work, yearly wage increases, good upper level management in place, employs many people from international backgrounds with English as second language

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive and tedious at times. There are so many people working for Ohio State and the university library system that you sometimes feel like a number. Not a lot of room for advancement in this particular field.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experiences

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good education and R&D experiences

    Cons

    Nothing really very bad for this employer

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy, good for students

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

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

    Pros

    works around classes, can do homework and watch movies at desk

    Cons

    need to work nights/early mornings, raises are slow

  10.  

    Great part time job during schooling

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

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

    Pros

    Working at the front desk offers great connections with management and residents. Residence halls provide a fun work atmosphere. Employees choose their own schedule and work with other current students.

    Cons

    Employees are constantly competing for extra hours, making it tough to make a significant amount of money. Most extra hours usually come from overnight shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The less micro-managing you do, the better the employees will perform. Allowing employees to choose their own schedules really helps with work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for student work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Ohio State is flexible around class schedules. They treat everyone well who works at the Ohio State University.

    Cons

    There are not any cons that I can think of working at Ohio State University.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain parity among student salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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