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State of Ohio Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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  1. "Department specific, but very rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Columbus, OH
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to make a difference; having a tangible effect on policies that impact people.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, sometimes seniority trumps ability.


  2. "A Good Place to Develop"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Can work on something that does have an impact on Ohio's citizens

    Cons

    Things can be slow and tedious, with a lot of institutional resistance to change.

  3. "I like it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, family/work balance, benefits, vacation, sick, personal times.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great. Advancement is contingent on the agency in which you work for.


  4. "good stable job"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. stable schedule.

    Cons

    have to pay for parking


  5. "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay and few opportunities for promotion


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are very fair. Lots of holidays.

    Cons

    Typical, slow government work. Can be difficult to expedite.


  7. "DB2 DBA"

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    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - DB2 Database Administrator in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay for Government work.

    Cons

    Slow to accept new ideas.

  8. "Teacher GED"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Academic freedom. A I individual curriculum has to be created for each student.

    Cons

    Stressful. Supplies are low and ordering supplies can be difficult.


  9. "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


  10. "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