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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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State of Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Pros
  • government jobs have security and good benefits (in 27 reviews)

  • Great benefits and hours with a purposeful job (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • I had no cons with working for the State of Ohio (in 7 reviews)

  • Job security determined by the state's buHigh call volumes on certain days of the week (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Architect"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Architect in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, would recommend.

    Cons

    none that I can this of .


  2. "Program Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Lots of vacation, sick, and personal days.

    Cons

    Everything moves at the speed of government.

  3. "Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management. Union employees are lazy

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with discipline.


  4. "Great opportunity for those who seek retirement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, union protection, great benefits, great retirement plan. Most locations are convenient and close to a bus line. Tuition reimbursement for union employeed is amazing.

    Cons

    It's hard to move around depending on your agency, your growth is at the hands of your manager, lots of lateral job moves, easy to become stagnant. Very limited networking opportunities for employees to connect accross all state agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees more time for development, create a positive work environment, create more opportunities for employees to connect with each other.


  5. "PIO"

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

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    The employer offers good benefits, and unless you are hired as an unclassified employee, the job has a great deal of stability.

    Cons

    Many of the top jobs are unclassified. Employer would benefit from breaking down silos that often occur.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at cross-training employees and encourage managers to support the professional development of their staff.


  6. "Tax Agent 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    40 hour work week, great benefits

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility and lack of motivation and moral from others


  7. "Good pay and benefits"

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

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, personal time, benefits, union

    Cons

    Production-based work, stagnant at times

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent

  8. "HCMA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits and time off were very nice. Exempt employee working 40 hours a week was odd but nice. Nice training opportunities.

    Cons

    Culture of agency was horrible. Very much like being back in high school. Productivity of staff was embarrassing. Too many employees and not enough work.


  9. "It depends on the department you get into"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flex time, holidays, PTO, sick leave

    Cons

    Job security, inconsistency, job security, job security


  10. "College Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Ohio part-time

    Pros

    I was provided with multiple engaging opportunities to help me learn new systems and programs. It had a great work environment, benefits, pay, and stability.

    Cons

    This may not be suitable for those looking to advance rapidly as this is the government sector with slow to moderate room for growth and advancement opportunities.


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