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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
454 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can be really good for staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, I felt that I was professionally honored for my role (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is low but at least you're not going into debt for it (in 18 reviews)

  • Work environment is not very good (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sports Coach in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Sports Coach in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    Connections with a diverse, influential group of people and I got to work with kids that really looked up to us.

    Cons

    There were not too many cons. I honestly really enjoyed it all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to recruit employees from OSU. They are a lot more passionate about working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great place to work

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    good teacher, advisors and students

    Cons

    foods are not good around the campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is great to be a part of OSU.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Internships Are Great Learning Experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Webstreaming/BTN in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Webstreaming/BTN in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at The Ohio State University as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As an intern with the Department of Athletics, the opportunities to learn real-world skills and interact with the biggest names in Buckeye athletics were limitless. Supervisors look highly upon individuals who are willing to learn and broaden their horizons. Great resume builder.

    Cons

    Opportunities for employment after the internship are almost non-existent. While the skills and duties one can apply to a resume look great, it's next-to-impossible to move into a full time position with the OSU Department of Athletics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do a great job of making interns feel appreciated. Let internships be a path to full-time employment for the most valued students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OSU was a good employer.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the flexibility of scheduling.

    Cons

    Dealing with pay is a pain

  6.  

    Good benefits and work environment, relatively lower pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you work full-time but your schedule is flexible (which it very well may be here) you can take classes tuition-free. Central campus is a great work setting if you don't mind the throngs of students when school is in session. Housing in Columbus is super affordable, with a variety of good quality neighborhoods to choose from.

    Cons

    For non-faculty jobs pay is low compared to the equivalent in the private sector, which is a condition not unique to Ohio State. Parking is challenging here, and a central campus permit will cost you over $800 a year. Bicycle commuters are common, perhaps because of this fact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ohio State is huge, and managing it must be a bit like steering an aircraft carrier. I don't pretend that anything I say here would generate any discussion in Bricker Hall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    The case of a IT Support Person

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Developer/Engineer in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Network Developer/Engineer in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    1. You get to work with a wide variety of very intellegent people.
    2. Each day is like a box of chocolates, you don't know what you're going to get.
    3. Health Benefits and Retirement Benefits are nice.
    4. College Football Fans can get tickets at a discount.

    Cons

    1. Intellegent people are not necessarily "Computer Confortable" so you can end up hand holding some people that have more degrees than a thermometer and think they are better than you because of it.
    2. Each day is like a box of chocolates, you don't know what you're going to get.
    3. For an institution of higher education the education benefits are not as good as you'd expect, Only 50% for dependents and while employees can take classes for free there is alot of hoops to jump through to get that approved.
    5. If you are not a Buckeyes fan be prepared for some ribbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Improved the education benefits. The longer a person stays with the University the higher their dependents discount.
    2. Pick a performance review system and stick with it. In 10 years with OSU I've had atleast 6 different performance review models and forms to fill in.
    3. Treat your lower managers better. In 10 years I've had 6 managers and some where better than others. But I see lower managers treated like junk while upper managers live like kings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Reasonable for single

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    good experience in certain area of studies

    Cons

    not so systematic, School needs to improve this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate research associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    flexible hours and great people to work with

    Cons

    Pay rate not so good as graduate student

  10.  

    Great Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at The Ohio State University

    Pros

    - Learn new methods in Laboratory
    - Learn how to work well with other lab assistants
    - gave presentations on work
    - friendly staff

    Cons

    - work culture was unclear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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