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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
454 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Community Ambassador

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

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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
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  5.  

    Flexible and fun

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

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

    Pros

    OSU offers great benefits, flexible hours, and a fun work environment.

    Cons

    The only issue I would have with the company is the pay rate and room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent Workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Excellent educational environment, friendly personnel, massive resources available

    Cons

    Large institutional obstacles, low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Working as a student employee, they were very flexible and understanding of my schedule.

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

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    The flexibility and team oriented goals allowed for a working environment that was both professional and relaxed. The people made the job better.

    Cons

    The lack of management of the superiors often led to employees taking advantage of them by missing deadlines, work, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more strict punishment system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to get your graduate degree.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Great research opportunities. Great facilities.

    Cons

    Lots of coursework. Not for a lucrative salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    not good not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    great campus, great research resource

    Cons

    bad salary, bad benifit, bad insurance

  10.  

    Great Place If You Get In At The Right Department

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    Former Employee - Systems Specialist I T Department in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Systems Specialist I T Department in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Great benefits and your kids get 50% off if you are full time

    Cons

    Alot of people's friends get hired on to good positions, your success can vary depending on what department you get hired on at, all departments not created equal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Flexible accommodation with school schedule

    Cons

    Not relevant in this situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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