The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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The Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson
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143 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Collaborative Big Work Environment(in 140 reviews)

  • "Great benefits for any employee(in 129 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay for lab work if you're an undergraduate student(in 140 reviews)

  • "No real concern for mental well-being of graduate students(in 33 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Quality

      May 7, 2021 - Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Good environment to work in

      Cons

      None to talk about at all

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Corporate Model Education institute.

      May 6, 2021 - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Respected Research Institute, Flexible scheduling for Researchers depending on PI, Free Tuition for Employees up to 10 credits a semester.

      Cons

      very corporate model for a supposedly public education institute. Underpays nearly all employees but the top tier professors and administrators. Didn't offer hazard pay to in person employees during a pandemic. Didn't offer COVID sick leave and forced employees to used up vacation time and take unpaid time off if they had to quarantined and didn't have weeks of sick leave built up.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good benefits, poor culture

      May 5, 2021 - Student Life Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Some departments have a great culture and some amazing people work there. Pay is competitive for the Columbus area. Solid benefits, including tuition coverage and retirement.

      Cons

      Can't speak to outside of student life, but the culture there is horrible. Departments are fighting with each other for space and personnel, so it's nearly impossible to get things done and develop relationships. Upper management in student life is more interested in marketing than investing in changes that need to be made. Terrible COVID practices - required employees to work in housing where students had tested positive.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great work place

      May 6, 2021 - Post Doctoral Scholar in Columbus, OH
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      Pros

      OSU has great benefits and a strong sense of community

      Cons

      University wide financial decisions can impact cost of living raises

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 5, 2021 - General Manager in Newark, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice environment to work in

      Cons

      Paid 1x per month. That's it

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing

      May 4, 2021 - Prep Cook in Columbus, OH
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      Pros

      Great work environment and great people

      Cons

      I don't have any complaints

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Student Job

      May 3, 2021 - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible and great company culture.

      Cons

      not many, great job for a student

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good part time opportunity

      May 1, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay, Less work load

      Cons

      Spending additional time that could be instead spent on research

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      high caliber university

      Apr 22, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Columbus, OH
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      Pros

      Top tier faculty are attracted by the significant resources of the state's flagship public university.

      Cons

      Dining options around campus will disappoint the tastes of coastal elitists.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A good role for graduate students

      Apr 26, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbus, OH
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      Pros

      The professors are very supportive and the stipend was sufficient to live comfortably in Columbus, OH.

      Cons

      Graduate students tend to teach the biggest classes.

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