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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated November 26, 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. "VRC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vrc
    Current Employee - Vrc
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and leave and insurance are great.

    Cons

    Seniority is the only way to go up


  2. "Great to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Work life Balance is great

    Cons

    No remote work options available

  3. "Claims Examiner 2"

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    Current Employee - Claims Examiner
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I love the frequent raises.

    Cons

    Constant change in programs but it is to be expected with government work


  4. "Deptartment of Insurance, Actuarial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, large employer, unionized workforce

    Cons

    Many specialized roles don't fit well

    Advice to Management

    N. A.


  5. "Learned A Lot, Also Developed a Mental Illness"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you work in a smaller agency you can work with the director. This is great.... when you have a good Director. I did for a little bit and it was so rewarding. In government leadership changes all the time so you’ll have good ones (and bad ones) come and go.

    Cons

    Leadership leaving you out of things that are your “subject matter expertise.” EGO and MICROMANAGING has debilitated me and I am now clinically depressed and anxious because of this environment. Nothing is ever good enough. It is soul crushing.

    Advice to Management

    Respect, Honor and Value your employees. Their mental health is in your hands.


  6. "Health Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Pay rate is competitive compared to similar employment opportunities

    Cons

    parental leave -Previous comment regarding 12 weeks on paid paternity leave is completely false. State of Ohio employees (mothers and fathers) are only paid for 4 weeks of parental leave -they are only paid at 70% of their normal pay rate. They are allowed to take 6 weeks off, but 14 days (i.e. 2 weeks) is unpaid). Essentially, if you have a baby, you can expect that you will receive 1/2 of normal pay check for the 6 weeks you're allowed to take off. Unless you have a lot of banked sick, vacation or personal time to supplement. This may be unlikely considering you probably had to use time for all your prenatal appointments and the state rarely allows flex time for those appointments. It's very disappointing and the last thing you want to stress about as a new parent.


  7. "state of ohio"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, very interesting work

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, lots of bureaucrats

  8. "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.


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    "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


  10. "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