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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work/Life Balance - Plenty of leave" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Provide many great benefits including amazing discounts to nationwide services" (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay for what you are required to do" (in 95 reviews)

  • "There were no cons working there" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Great research support"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Associate
    Current Employee - Graduate Associate

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    A lot of support for graduate student development (grants, research, etc.)

    Cons

    Low pay, difficult to find relevant opportunities in departments outside your own.


  2. "Chance to grow and research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open to multitude of research directions
    Great professors in the departments I have observed
    Usually relax working hours with deadlines here and there

    Cons

    Lower than the industry income

  3. "Amazing opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Student Videographer
    Current Employee - Student Videographer
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule
    Freedom with assignments
    Great entry point with videography/photography

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Assignments can be sparse during low times but overwhelming during peaks


  4. "Learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Deal with a lot of situations, so a lot of experiences

    Cons

    Needs to manage time really well to do this


  5. "Good Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexibility

    Research

    Nice place

    Good city

    Good University

    Plenty of freedom
    - Flexible working hours
    - Interesting research topic

    Cons

    Pay is a little low

    Health benefits


  6. "Great support for student workers"

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

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot as a student worker about working in higher education

    Cons

    Students are given less hours


  7. "Library job"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people, pretty laid back job

    Cons

    Not oriented toward my career

  8. "Research coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Great people, the work is meaningful

    Cons

    benefits aren't as great as you'd expect (part time)


  9. "Great place, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great opportunity for growth
    smart people around
    cooperation culture

    Cons

    parking
    can't think of any


  10. "BSGP Program"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    Good stipend, minimal class work

    Cons

    Some required classes aren’t very useful