The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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  • "Very low pay and sometimes long hours(in 112 reviews)

  • "There are no cons that I can think of(in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Student Employee"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great health insurance, many free programs, great 401K match if staying at least 5 years, good student stipend, free financial advisors, free counseling services, free nutritionist advise, free bus access, free gym memberships. Work/life balance is encouraged in grad school, but not always attainable depending on who you work with.

    Cons

    Really big community (only a con if you don't like a big campus). Not very diverse.

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  2. "Great environment WAY too much politics"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Musician | Department of Dance in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Understanding and respectful place of work.

    Cons

    The political climate is completely inappropriate and overwhelming.

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  3. "good place"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work flexibly. People are friendly

    Cons

    The facility is a little bit old

  4. "Veterinaria at OSU"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Veterinarian in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working environment was fantastic, with relly very nice staff. Students were amazing

    Cons

    OSU farks so far away

  5. "Great Employer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Services and benefits from working here

    Cons

    no cons from working here

  6. "Pay sucks, but experience is nice"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a great experience overall, my supervisors and coworkers were wonderful and I enjoyed living on campus.

    Cons

    The downside of the RA position is you don't get paid much... at all. This is "justified" because you're given free housing, which if you are considering the on-campus rates does save you upwards of 10k, but if you're living off campus and working full time, even after paying rent you'll easily make more than the $130/paycheck that you get from this job. Especially considering that you're required to buy a meal plan (which even at the cheapest option costs more than double your annual stipend), and you have to be a full time student (which means paying tuition), the pay is not worth the work you put in. This job is all about the benefits of making connections and building experience.

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  7. "A great place to learn and grow"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They care about their employees and provide a great community

    Cons

    Pay as A GTA can be hard to live on

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  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Patient Access Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity, Work life Balance, Good managers.

    Cons

    State, Gov't, Not the most cutting edge

  9. "Good Times"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Columbus, OH

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Leadership Experience and Student Interactions

    Cons

    Administrative needs and waking up at night

  10. "GRA is a good choice for your research"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    on-campus and benefit your research

    Cons

    pay rates are low compared with internship

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