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Updated January 16, 2018
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The Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
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  • Low pay(for my position at least) (in 79 reviews)

  • There are no cons regarding OSU (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Telecounselor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecounselor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Telecounselor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Staff really cares about workers
    there is a good sense of community

    Cons

    Sometimes work hours can be less than desired.


  2. "Postdoc Researcher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    Campus life and you will like it if you like the life in school

    Cons

    Hope I can enjoy more benefit like other faculty members

  3. "Administrative Assistant 2"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Health and education benefits, working in academia

    Cons

    Consistently changing policies and procedures


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Low living expenses; nice people; nice environment

    Cons

    The qualities of the courses offered are not top.


  5. "A behemoth organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Campus culture is typically positive, generally people are cheery. Review process and assessments are clear and concise.

    Cons

    Large organizations like Ohio State are ultimately concerned about their bottom line. You are a cog in a vast machine and sometimes it does feel that way.

    Advice to Management

    Support staff and advocate for them during higher level meetings.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive work environment
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Salary could be higher
    Weather


  7. "CSE TA"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Work is related to major

    Cons

    Very dependent upon professor/class.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure paperwork is in place BEFORE semesters start.

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    "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting challenges, varied work day experiences

    Cons

    Grossly underpaid for what I do. 10 years of research, 2 masters I make take home 1800 a month.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lowballing your research associates, PI's are grossly overpaid.


  9. "The Office of Distance Education and E-Learning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    -great place to work
    -great guidance

    Cons

    -parking is a little hard when trying to get to work

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "Solid Graduate Program"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, State-of-the-art instrumentation, intelligent and dedicated faculty

    Cons

    The program can be difficult to follow as the guidelines are not always followed


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