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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Relatively low pay for a job that requires software engineering experience (in 71 reviews)

  • There are really no cons that I can think off (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Signage Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for creativity, Excellent Communication, Knowledgable Staff.

    Cons

    Environment of office was not very energetic.


  2. "Following most of academia downwards..."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Instructor in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (used to be better)
    Good cost of living in Columbus

    Cons

    OSU is following the rest of academia, providing lower salaries, fewer benefits, and worse management/bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending money on buildings and student amenities at the cost of quality instructors and faculty.

  3. "IT Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement assistance was very generous

    Cons

    Lower pay, benefits
    Limited opportunities for advancement


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to develop yourself

    Cons

    If you do not like working for non-profits, you will not like it here


  5. "Graduate Research Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, great dynamics, resource

    Cons

    Not convenient to other research facilities. Lack of some advanced instruments.


  6. "Good Part-time Student Job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Building Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Student Building Assistant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students and managers tended to be students as well which helped

    Cons

    Work could get somewhat boring, some day-to-day hoop-jumping but not too bad.


  7. "Student Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good team atmosphere.

    Cons

    At times the job was a little monotonous.

  8. "Decentralized, varies by department"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great benefits, collaborative work,

    Cons

    can encounter bureaucracy, high turnover in entry level positions

    Advice to Management

    invest in professional development for employees


  9. "A friendly environment to work in"

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphete to work in

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.


  10. "Only worked for a summer, but good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Substitute Teacher in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The research group that I worked with had rigorous but realistic expectations, provided adequate training for my experience level, and was generally very supportive. I didn't really deal much with general employee services, mostly just my research group, but my experiences were positive.

    Cons

    I didn't really experience any cons working here, though I was only an undergraduate at the time looking for a summer research job.


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