State of Ohio Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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State of Ohio Governor John Kasich
John Kasich
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  • "Lower base salary than some private sector organizations, but better work/life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "Not much room for advancement unless you live in Columbus(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Cant complain"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer I in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Flexible use of vacation time when needed. Great co workers, and benefits.

    Cons

    Petty drama is rampant in all departments.

  2. "Great benefits"

    4.0
    Former Employee - State Trooper in Columbus, OH

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers kept morale up

    Cons

    Nights, afternoons, weekends and holidays


  3. "You lose more than you gain"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Marysville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of overtime available Decent benefits

    Cons

    Mental and physical stress Hazardous conditions Worthless Union Treated like an inmate No communication between higher ups Will change you for the worse 16 hours mandatory shifts

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  4. "Wonderful!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, wonderful benefits and coworkers

    Cons

    Not as challenging as I needed

  5. "Dependable but Stagnant"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and they almost force you to take your PTO.

    Cons

    There's hardly any room for growth and employees are barely given opportunities to better themselves as workers and as people.

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  6. "Lack of training"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Facilities Surveyor in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, job security, generous paid time off

    Cons

    Lack of training, extremely fast paced.

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  7. "NA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Multiple Reports to complete in timely manner.

  8. "None"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    The job is a lot of data, reports, and some financials

    Cons

    Not as much financials as I would expect

  9. "So unfair"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance. Vacation time accrued

    Cons

    Tax dollars are so wasted. Paying non essential workers to stay at home and watch tv since March 2020. They don’t want those people to get sick. I have to be at work everyday and be on time. People sitting at home don’t have to drive to work and pay to park. If I call in sick, I have to use my sick time. People at home get to save theirs up and cash it out if they want. If I want time off, I have to use my vacation time. People at home can save theirs up because they are already home. A lot of employees literally have 90% down time. People at work watch movies, play video games, surf the web and get paid for it. A lot of employees, when they working and when they are on break, it looks exactly the same. Working at the state, it’s not about how good of a worker you are, it’s about having people with authority in your hip pocket. Favoritism and nepotism is rampant. Most of the people I’m around couldn’t work in the private sector because they would have been let go. State workers are the laziest people I’ve ever been around. It’s disgusting.

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  10. "Typical state job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    health care benefits; paid time off

    Cons

    lower salaries; political; unlikely to receive raises depending on economy

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