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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to make a difference in Ohio

    Aug 30, 2021 - Director in Columbus, OH
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    Pros

    You can make decisions that support and help your community and all Ohio residents live happy, productive lives.

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable with private sector.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great state job

    Mar 2, 2021 - Quality Assurance Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome job and love working for the state of Ohio

    Cons

    Sometimes it stinks to work for a state entity vs the private sector

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  3. 1.0
    Current Employee

    So unfair

    Jan 8, 2021 - Delivery Driver in Columbus, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Health insurance. Vacation time accrued

    Cons

    Tax dollars are so wasted. Paying non essential workers to stay at home and watch tv since March 2020. They don’t want those people to get sick. I have to be at work everyday and be on time. People sitting at home don’t have to drive to work and pay to park. If I call in sick, I have to use my sick time. People at home get to save theirs up and cash it out if they want. If I want time off, I have to use my vacation time. People at home can save theirs up because they are already home. A lot of employees literally have 90% down time. People at work watch movies, play video games, surf the web and get paid for it. A lot of employees, when they working and when they are on break, it looks exactly the same. Working at the state, it’s not about how good of a worker you are, it’s about having people with authority in your hip pocket. Favoritism and nepotism is rampant. Most of the people I’m around couldn’t work in the private sector because they would have been let go. State workers are the laziest people I’ve ever been around. It’s disgusting.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good benefits and work/life balance

    Mar 10, 2020 - Intern in Columbus, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits and work/life balance. Predictable raises. Opportunity to provide a public service.

    Cons

    Lower base salary than some private sector organizations, but better work/life balance.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Stable and comfortable, decent pay

    Jan 9, 2020 - Business Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent pay, interesting work, good benefits, stability. The starting wages for many jobs are good and sometimes even higher than private sector, but raises and promotions don't happen often which causes some job classes to level out/stagnate when compared to other employers.

    Cons

    Pension plan continues to change. The technology used is outdated and making any change takes years and is old by the time it is implemented. Job skills learned are often not transferable because technology is old or not used across all agencies. The hiring process is very different from the private sector, and can make it difficult for qualified people to advance.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place at which to work

    Sep 14, 2019 - Aide 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    stable, varied work, good coworkers

    Cons

    salary not as high as private sector

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Stable job

    Apr 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of job security

    Cons

    Pay lower than private sector

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Nov 8, 2015 -  
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    Pros

    Rather flexible hours, step increases

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to private sector, employment status can change with new administration

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    CIO

    Jun 3, 2015 - Deputy Director in Dublin, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you are a hard worker you will have an opportunity to climb the ladder at a faster rate than you would in private sector.

    Cons

    There's a ton to list, Just be aware its a difficult place to make a difference and you want to use it as a stepping stone to get to that next big job in private sector.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Not a bad gig.

    Mar 9, 2014 - BWC Fraud Investigator in Columbus, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay Great work hours Satisfying work

    Cons

    Politics- too many people infatuated with the most recent scandal Managers have never worked in the private industry and it shows. In the private sector one does what it takes to make it work or one fails. The public sector managers just don't get it.

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