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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated September 6, 2018
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  • "Seasonal jobs without much room for advancement" (in 6 reviews)

  • "In the private sector one does what it takes to make it work or one fails" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Employer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Employer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Employer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Ohio (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Livable wages and comprehensive benefits

    Cons

    Flexible work schedules are rarely an option


  2. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My office was located in Columbus

    Cons

    The pay and benefits were low, relative to other public sector agencies

    Advice to Management

    Become less siloed. There are parts of the Revised Code/Administrative Code that conflict with other parts. It makes it difficult to know which laws and regulations are applicable.

  3. "Benefits but no salary"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great initial spot to start a career and network

    Cons

    Feels more like a glorified admin role with little opportunity for direct advancement orteam building


  4. "Good government job"

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

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

    Pros

    Working on multiple projects with varying complexity
    Benefits
    Laid back environment

    Cons

    Lethargic coworkers
    Switching of upper management every 4 years

    Advice to Management

    Allow forcible work scheduling- 4-10s or 5-9s with ability to take off a day per week or pay period.


  5. "Politics"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance, steady pay check

    Cons

    political appointees don't work and get paid more then you. adds stress to the office.

    Advice to Management

    make promotions/position changes easier to achieve.


  6. "administrator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Administrative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at State of Ohio (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good at this place

    Cons

    money low pay at this place

    Advice to Management

    good stuff


  7. "State of Ohio employment is a great career option"

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

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits in state government employment.

    Cons

    Lengthy probationary period. Bureaucracy is a fact of life in civil service.

  8. "Great benefits, but will steal your soul"

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

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Great healthcare, pension, and PTO

    Cons

    Good old boy system, never employing the right person for the job.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the bureaucracy


  9. "Entry Level Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    No overtime; strict tardy policy

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create opportunities for employees


  10. "Quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work in ohio

    Cons

    Overtime and nothing else really


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