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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • I had no cons with working for the State of Ohio (in 7 reviews)

  • Not much room for advancement unless you move to or work in Columbus (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Watercraft"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, hours, and

    Cons

    You need to get to part time perm as fast as you can


  2. "seamstress"

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    Former Employee - Seamstress in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Seamstress in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was treated with respect.

    Cons

    there were no cons for me

    Advice to Management

    continue to give the women opportunities that you do. it helps them greatly and helps boost their confidence and self esteem


  3. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can help residents of Ohio

    Cons

    No flex time. Unprofessional political appointments. Unskilled management. Nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Get some people skills. At least read a book on managing. Karma.


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  5. "Potential for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Program Administrator II in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Program Administrator II in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an exempt employee, there are many opportunities to learn and grow. I enjoy much of the flexibility in have with my schedule and love that I'm not micromanaged. The benefits are great!

    Cons

    Promoting based on seniority instead of being qualified for the position. Lack of leadership in some areas. Failure to document processes. Brain drain due to retirements, so knowledge gaps are being created (see previous point). Promotion of individuals who lack true management, supervisory and leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job developing future leaders. Give more opportunities for some staff to learn and grow. Document processes to avoid knowledge gaps when people retire.


  6. "Better than most"

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

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

    Pros

    Job security; union-protected. Lots of politics but good if you like to work independently.

    Cons

    High caseload and little room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Micro-managing is bad for morale.


  7. "Working for the state"

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    Former Employee - Medicaid Department in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Medicaid Department in Columbus, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, changes with politics and who is in office. The people that work there are the ones that make it great and through pot lucks, and parties for each other. But nothing from work does. The health insurance use to be good but that always changes as well.

    Cons

    Goverment employees are the first to take a hit anytime a new Republian or Dem come into office and the first place they save or take money from is the state workers. Salary freezes for over ten years, even if given a promotion or more work, job title change, no increase in pay. There is no bonus, parties, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees their worth. They are the ones that keep the state running and work for you.
    When you pay them two and three times less then they can make in the private sector it makes it hard to stay.


  8. "DVOPS"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay, paid holidays. Good to work with fellow Veterans. Get to do outreach around the community to assist fellow Veterans.

    Cons

    No paid lunches. Must wait one year until you can use vacation time. Lack of effort from other employees. Turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Management usually goes out of their way to assist employees in any way possible. Management treats all employees as part of a team.


  9. "Recycle!!"

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    Former Employee - Floor in Gentry, AR
    Former Employee - Floor in Gentry, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is always consistent work

    Cons

    Could always use more money


  10. "Tpw"

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

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

    Pros

    Love the clients they are very friendly Pay is great benefits excellent fast paced work environment easy hard to get hired but once you are in its smooth sailing from there

    Cons

    Staff is sometimes a pain to deal with Union is not that helpful hard to get hired but once you are in its smooth sailing from there

    Advice to Management

    Be more kind to employees Give more time off Make sure you have everyone's best interest in mind You will be sure to keep your staff forever


  11. "Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good company & Great to employees

    Cons

    Did not give pay raises

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay rates



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