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Updated January 15, 2018
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State of Ohio Governor John Kasich
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Pros
  • government jobs have security and good benefits (in 26 reviews)

  • Great benefits and hours with a purposeful job (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Seasonal jobs without much room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

  • I had no cons with working for the State of Ohio (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Good people, learned a lot about professionalism.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  4. "Corrections officer for the state of Ohio"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow co workers, benefits, pension, overtime always available. Not difficult to move up.

    Cons

    The environment, prison is an especially dreadful place to be in any capacity. Having a twisted sense of humor definitely helps. The forced overtime when you first begin is difficult. It's a stressful environment, you could easily be assaulted in the blink of an eye.

    Advice to Management

    Union and management shouldn't be in bed with each other.


  5. "Department of Taxation"

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Holidays, Flexible Hours, Benefits

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement unless you live in Columbus


  6. "Senior Quality Assurance Analyst"

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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

    Pros

    Easy application and Less stress

    Cons

    Slow phase job and less growth


  7. "Parent Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Parent Mentor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Parent Mentor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping families advocate for disability student.

    Cons

    Little or No chance for advancement

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "External Audoitor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    It is the best place to work for work ethics and salaries.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. "State of Ohio salary"

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

    I have been working at State of Ohio full-time

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits and time off.

    Cons

    No bonuses allowed to State agency.


  10. "Decent Pay for Little Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Ohio part-time

    Pros

    Student position so flexibility was essential

    Cons

    It feels like busy work most of the time.


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