The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated September 2, 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

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

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

    Pros

    Great resources, great support staff, and a great institution in general. There are so many experts from every area that there are plenty of people with the expertise in any area you may need.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is often a pain. It can take awhile to get things done and there can be many layers to getting stuff done that you aren't even aware of.


  2. lab monitor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    great hours and flexible work

    Cons

    no cons really. great job!


  3. Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good research environment and faculty

    Cons

    Need more updated technology and research field.


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  5. Great benefits, good life-work balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have been impressed by the flexibility of my schedule during my three years at the university. Free tuition is also a benefit to employees (1/2 price for employees' children), which saves thousand of dollars.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be difficult to navigate -- you can get things done if you find the right person, but finding that person isn't always easy.


  6. Great benefits, amazing colleagues

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free education, flexible supervisors, intelligent coworkers, and a ton of buckeye pride.

    Cons

    Pay is low, but the fringe benefits make up for it

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of your employees and find a way to make parking cheaper!


  7. Student Life-Office Assistant

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -extremely flexible hours -very social job -good introductory management skills -employment as a student

    Cons

    -5-7am shifts could be brutal! -academic break desk requirements quite lengthy for an out of state student

    Advice to Management

    Keep OAs active and engaged with their fellow residents, and you'll have happy employees!


  8. Postdoctoral Researcher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous salary and low living expenses

    Cons

    Doesn't have the namedropping power of higher ranking universities.


  9. Adminstrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment with plenty of opportunities to move around. Generally, compensation is great. If you can argue why you should be paid higher, and your boss supports you, you can fight for more than just the 1-2% yearly raise.

    Cons

    For such a large campus, people do talk. Your reputation WILL follow you. You have to be careful. The higher up you work, the more political it becomes. Other than that, my only complaint is the amount employees have to pay for parking. $73/mon is a bit steep. Not to mention we really don't get game tickets or perks like people think.


  10. Director of Security

    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Treats employees very well. Lots of opportunities for advancements. Has a great benefit package.

    Cons

    Understanding how to get tasks completed will take time..


  11. Research Associate II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent institution with part-time tuition benefits

    Cons

    Rising expense of living in Columbus doesn't match salary increases



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