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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
450 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Internships Are Great Learning Experiences

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    Former Employee - Webstreaming/BTN in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Webstreaming/BTN in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an intern with the Department of Athletics, the opportunities to learn real-world skills and interact with the biggest names in Buckeye athletics were limitless. Supervisors look highly upon individuals who are willing to learn and broaden their horizons. Great resume builder.

    Cons

    Opportunities for employment after the internship are almost non-existent. While the skills and duties one can apply to a resume look great, it's next-to-impossible to move into a full time position with the OSU Department of Athletics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do a great job of making interns feel appreciated. Let internships be a path to full-time employment for the most valued students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OSU was a good employer.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the flexibility of scheduling.

    Cons

    Dealing with pay is a pain

  3.  

    Good benefits and work environment, relatively lower pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work full-time but your schedule is flexible (which it very well may be here) you can take classes tuition-free. Central campus is a great work setting if you don't mind the throngs of students when school is in session. Housing in Columbus is super affordable, with a variety of good quality neighborhoods to choose from.

    Cons

    For non-faculty jobs pay is low compared to the equivalent in the private sector, which is a condition not unique to Ohio State. Parking is challenging here, and a central campus permit will cost you over $800 a year. Bicycle commuters are common, perhaps because of this fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ohio State is huge, and managing it must be a bit like steering an aircraft carrier. I don't pretend that anything I say here would generate any discussion in Bricker Hall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Reasonable for single

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good experience in certain area of studies

    Cons

    not so systematic, School needs to improve this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate research associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    flexible hours and great people to work with

    Cons

    Pay rate not so good as graduate student

  7.  

    Great Experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    - Learn new methods in Laboratory
    - Learn how to work well with other lab assistants
    - gave presentations on work
    - friendly staff

    Cons

    - work culture was unclear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stagehand
    Current Employee - Stagehand

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

    Pros

    Working in teams. Pays great. Awesome food

    Cons

    1-2 days a month. weird hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really nothing managment is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Once you're in, you do not want to leave

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

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Very good working conditions with decent pay and well above average benefits.

    Cons

    Ambiguous chances for advancement. Very hard to get an interview, they get hundreds of applications per opening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Arts Student

    Current Employee - Grad Student
    Current Employee - Grad Student

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

    Pros

    graduate student with a teaching assistantship

    Cons

    pay is low but good opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Community Ambassador

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Ambassador in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Community Ambassador in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Lots of community interactions

    Cons

    Program Evolution and changing directions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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