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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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  • Seasonal jobs without much room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

  • No cons especially i dont have any seperate cons iam very good with the company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Stable job"

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of job security

    Cons

    Pay lower than private sector

  3. "Relaxed work environment, but maybe too relaxed."

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Low expectations and inexperienced coworkers makes it difficult to accomplish cross-team tasks. People keep their job even when incompetence is high or work is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your employees know how to do their job before allowing them through probation.


  4. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Professionalism and training opportunities

    Cons

    Travel and parking in a downtown setting


  5. "Bureau of Workers Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are very nice, the salary is okay, and the retirement benefits are great.

    Cons

    The agency refuses to change with the times, and offer flexible schedules to its employees. Probation is one year, you earn vacation time, but can’t take it until after you’ve worked an entire year.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt flexible work schedules for your employees. And ditch the system the agency is using. It’s inefficient


  6. "Ok for a first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, paid time off, union benefits

    Cons

    Unsafe working conditions, politics, favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to security


  7. "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager 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

    A certain level of job security and flexibility.

    Cons

    Like politicians, no one likes to make a decision unless they absolutely have to!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Professional"

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

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    The benefits were great and the people you worked with were like family.

    Cons

    Under staffed to complete all the work/tasks.


  9. "Public sector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and compensation, time off

    Cons

    Too political and cut throat


  10. "social worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent medical, life, dental, vision, paid time off, easy to get time off

    Cons

    There is not too much flexibility in scheduling if you're in the front lines of service. This is a dead-end job with little chances of promotion. You have the highest education, a lot of responsibility, and the lowest wages. Often times you are providing services to the highest risk, most dangerous individuals and given the CYA undertones, expect to reward negative behavior (which may go against your ethics)

    Advice to Management

    It makes no sense to give someone with a master's in psychology almost $30k more and nurses $20k more than social workers, both with far less responsibility than social workers. First, this is a bad financial decision with wasteful spending. You are not getting a full return on your investment from the nurses or people with master's in psychology. Second it leads to high turnover, less productivity in the union environment and toxic workplace culture. This is common sense to anyone with the slightest bit of business acumen


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