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Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Low Pay, most student jobs will pay minimum wage (in 67 reviews)

  • As a graduate research assistant, finding the right work/life balance is always tricky (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Field Station Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Field Station Assistant in Put in Bay, OH
    Current Employee - Field Station Assistant in Put in Bay, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot as a Field Station Assistant. If you love teaching kids grades 5th-12th about science then this is the job for you! We teach classes on a boat, outside, and in the classroom. Various classes are herpetology, fish dissection, climate change, invertebrates, etc. You get to live on an island which is an awesome experience. You learn how to drive many different types of boats, how to trawl, go wetland sampling, and take care of different herps.
    Theres so many opportunities from this job.

    You get plenty of hours, free meals, and free rent!!!!

    You get 24 hour access to Put In Bay, you become a local here.

    You get to be outside.

    Management is very nice and friendly. They have your back.

    Cons

    Golf carts....
    tourists take over your island.
    long hours,
    teach for half the season the rest is maintenance work like pulling weeds, racking rocks, painting, recycling off the island.


  2. "Teaching Associate"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, rewarding job working with students

    Cons

    Frequently unreasonable workload coupled with a reluctance to award overtime. Health care is offered, but frequently not subsidized.

  3. "Good work and life balance"

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    Current Employee - Visiting Research Scholar in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Visiting Research Scholar in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Can work independently, translating new idea into reality

    Cons

    Salary could be low comparing to similar jobs in company


  4. "FTE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and comfortable work environment. They are always looking to improve and they usually promote internally, so there are plenty of chances to move up if you stick around.

    Cons

    Certain departments cannot pay well and are understaffed. This can make simple jobs difficult to accomplish, and many entry level jobs are not at competitive wages.


  5. "Getting paid to get my Ph.d."

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

    Working towards my Ph.d. in mechanical engineering and getting paid for my dissertation research. The work is self paced and and interesting. Interesting funding opportunities including GRA, GTA, fellowship, and Instructor.

    Cons

    The pay is far below industry for masters in mechanical engineering. Very little recognition for day to day work or publications. Only real recognition for students who win specific awards or who reach end the end of their degree.

    Advice to Management

    While graduating with the Ph.d. is the primary goal for the students in your graduate program, they tend to lose perspective when the only recognition they tend to get is at the completion of that goal.


  6. "graduate research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have one of the best resource from hospital.

    Cons

    Payment tends to be lower than other states.


  7. "Low pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Can do full time research with a flexible schedule

    Cons

    Underpaid, Don't pay benefits for temporary employment

    Advice to Management

    Respect researchers.

  8. "Thoroughly enjoyed working for the Physics department"

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    Former Employee - Physics Tutor in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Physics Tutor in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    The tutoring hours were flexible. I was given full control over how I wanted to teach. There was very little structure and it was super relaxed. I really liked how this program was run.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything I didn't like about tutoring with the Physics department.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are very good which include free tuition for employees.

    Cons

    The vice-provost at the time did not truly care for the populations we served. The people in charge were not concerned with training employees or helping employees advance their careers if they were not in the clique.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers who understand diversified populations and want to make a positive difference. Train employees instead of blame them.


  10. "Good environment and experience"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with passionate faculty and staff who care about education, research, and helping both undergraduate and graduate students thrive.

    Cons

    Parking and transportation can be inconvenient, especially during football days.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how to prioritize education and research, and the staff who actually teach and conduct research, over more administrative roles.


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