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Updated June 2, 2017
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  • Low Pay, most student jobs will pay minimum wage (in 70 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    While there might be opportunities at OSU for those who don't care about a quality work environment, systems that work, or leaders who are capable of solving problems, for those who want or expect those things, OSU is not the place to work.

    Cons

    Hostile work environment. Racist leaders (this is the opposite of what you might think). Mismatch between claims of focus and where the resources are really being applied. Customers get the shaft in many decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Ask questions. Listen to the "underlings" at mid management and below. Look at the evidence instead of circling the wagons to protect special hires who leave a trail of ruined careers in their wake.


  2. "There's football at least"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nine month faculty have flexible summer duties.

    Cons

    Poor salary, retirement benefits, and lack of leadership across adminstrative strata.

  3. "They would sell our organs on the black market if they could"

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    Current Employee - Veterinary in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Veterinary in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good health benefits coverage
    smattering of non-evil co-workers
    our patients are dogs, cats, etc

    Cons

    Your value here is determined by who you are friends with/who dislikes you versus your actual competence and quality of work. Systematic disrespect and emotional abuse. You will not be treated like a person unless you are a spy and tattle on your co-workers
    LOADS OF UNPROFESSIONAL, UNEDUCATED CO-WORKERS. LOADS
    Toxic workplace; I often wish for a moderate car crash on the way in and relish having the flu, so I can miss a day.
    4th year veterinary students treated like crap. General lack of respect, rudeness, and impatience toward generally good, smart, soon-to-be doctors. I often see students crying, going without meals, or fearful or 'failure' to the point of neglecting bathroom breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate employees for yourself, rather than forming lasting opinions and treating them poorly based on the word of an employee you are friends with


  4. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ok health and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Horrible... Just horrible. Large turn over. Incompetent management.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and start to manage


  5. "PCT"

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    Current Employee - Psychiatric Care Tech
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Care Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits like free school and health insurance, awesome interactions with patients and their families, ability to make a difference, awesome coworkers,

    Cons

    Short staffing, incompetent managers, crap pay, unqualified new staff, lack of staff support, not willing to help you with schedules to attend school, lack of ability to advance, policy made up on the fly, paying a ton of money to park.

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and actually know was you are talking about.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work at university for summer.

    Cons

    Everything else, was pretty awful.


  7. "Student Dining Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    I really like the food. And I think people are really nice here at Ohio State university.

    Cons

    There is no path for career progression or advancement. Low wages compared to Facebook intern salary. Food was also just okay.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep on winning for the football team. I think the president should really look at college tuition as an important issue in the upcoming election.

  8. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Location, flexibility, etc, etc, etc

    Cons

    Some of the cons were poor training.


  9. "Student Life Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Ohio State University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    You basically cannot be fired, so you have great job security. There is free coffee in the break room. And your coworkers are dumb enough to be easily fooled, so you can avoid doing your job for long stretches of time.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement, unless you are related to someone important or are good friends with someone important. Your co workers are dumb enough to make life harder than it needs to be. It is soul crushingly depressing to work for complete idiots that have no responsibilities or qualifications. Oh, and the company that owns the parking lots is quite possibly the most evil corporation on this planet.

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing that I could say that would be useful in any way to any person that works for this university. Just know that you are most likely very hated regardless of how nice people are to your face. We all think you are idiots.


  10. "Not good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is in the great state of Ohio

    Cons

    Professors are stuck in the 1950's


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