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Updated Jan 10, 2022

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3.7
70%
Recommend to a Friend
47%
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State of Ohio Governor John Kasich
John Kasich
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "good benefits decent pay job security(in 47 reviews)

  • "Great benefits compared to other nursing jobs(in 34 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No room for advancement unless you leave(in 11 reviews)

  • "Pay is not comparable with private sector(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      State of Ohio

      Jan 10, 2022 - Director of Information Services in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work life balance and long term planning

      Cons

      Staffing can be difficult and there is limited salary flexibility

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Org.

      Jan 7, 2022 - IT Executive in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Tons of resources and Enterprise Exposure. Great work environment

      Cons

      Not that I can mention.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Office Administrator

      Jan 3, 2022 - Administrator in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      expectations are clear and very fair

      Cons

      lack of growth opportunity in the company

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Parole Officer

      Dec 19, 2021 - Parole Officer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The best part of being a Parole Officer is being able to help out those folk who need the help Most. Decent pay but takes some time to receive. Good health benefits.

      Cons

      No dental or optical until your off probation. Long hiring process (6-9 months) no overtime anymore. Although your considered law enforcement you don’t get the same law enforcement benefits (32 YR retirement vs 25 for LE) Work more then 40 hours and won’t get paid. Lots of stress when your offenders mess up your at fault. Union doesn’t defend you.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      State of Ohio employement

      Dec 26, 2021 - IT Manager in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      stability of job, good benefits

      Cons

      lower salary than private sector

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Middle Management targets and plays favorites

      Sep 28, 2021 - Human Services Program Administrator in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There is no pro to working at the state of ohio.

      Cons

      The middle management level at the State of Ohio is one full of middle aged, unhappy, and very untrustworthy women. They target certain employees, while leaving others alone to do the very same things. They train and mentor some new first level managers and assign 3 times the work with none of the help to other first level managers. They have infighting between themselves, and it causes the rest of the office to suffer. Also, with the state of Ohio, you have some practices and employee behaviors that haven't been something people have gotten away with since the 1980s. If an employee doesn't like a supervisor they file claim after claim after claim on the supervisor and not one level of human resources, bureau of civil rights, chief in the office of information security give the accused one, single, benefit of the doubt. They go after you for "working through your lunch". Meaning you can get disciplined for being a dedicated employee who wants to get work done between all day meetings while eating your lunch at your desk instead of logging off and taking a 30 - 60 minute break. While I do believe that this wasn't an "every day" kind of situation, I do believe that I saw it enough times going through this to know - it's happening far too often.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great work/life balance and benefits. Politics/culture not so great.

      Dec 29, 2021 - MMR in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great salary, benefits and work-life balance.

      Cons

      It's government, so politics will determine the course of the organization and that is difficult to endure if you are not of the same ideology as those who are in office.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Ohio

      Dec 11, 2021 - Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary, benefits, leave, autonomy, always trying to do better

      Cons

      Organization, must hire most senior

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      State Job in Behavioral Healthcare

      Dec 10, 2021 - Behavioral Healthcare provider in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits; Pay increases over time; Interesting work

      Cons

      Extremely heavy on policies, procedures, protocols...

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      TCI State Prison

      Dec 7, 2021 - Correctional Officer in Warren, OH
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Benefits, Pay is alright

      Cons

      Mandatory Overtime. Working between 50 and 60 hours per week

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