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Ohio State University Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
355 Reviews

4.0
355 Reviews
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Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits (both health and education), good people, good as an entry level job (in 22 reviews)

  • great work environment and full of opportunities (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is low but at least you're not going into debt for it (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A great place with tons of resources

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

    Pros

    The resources at OSU abound

    Cons

    It is too big, and you can get lost in the personal politics

  2.  

    Wonderful people, a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher

    Pros

    Wonderful people
    Easy access to project resources
    Access to college town
    Fantastic fitness center
    Good benefits / OSU health and dental.
    Reasonable pay

    Cons

    Football crowds can be crazy
    Parking can be tricky depending on your position
    Most of the work opportunities is for temporary positions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This university is a very good employer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    Good professional exposure, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Low salary structure, benefit is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    the absolute best place to attend school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Computer Consultant  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Student Computer Consultant in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    great people, great campus, great life!

    Cons

    cant think of any right now, nor do i think there are any...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up! GO BUCKS!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great Work environment, low-pressure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    It is easy to do you duties here and there isn't the pressure of sell,sell, sell. It's kinda like a walled off garden that once you get in you never want to leave.

    Cons

    The pay is not a competitive as other places but the benefits are good. They won't hire you if you don't have a degree. They only respect their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the best talent, not the best resume.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OSU is a high quality university with a clear vision for transforming the Land Grant mission for the 21st Century.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Professor in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    The pros of working for OSU are that the institution provides satisfactory compensation, good students, visionary leadership, great benefits, and stimulating colleagues. Overall there are great things going on at OSU.

    Cons

    Trends in competitive funding of the public sector research has made the job of being a professor less enjoyable than when I started in 2000.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    quit profesional

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    the employer is very professional, no delays

    Cons

    it took advantage of students by paying too less for part time job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Lecturer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. They give you the authority and responsibility to get the job done. Flexible about hours.

    Cons

    Politics of colleges and conflicting goals of research vs. undergraduate education. Sometimes its unclear which is more important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Colleges and departments need to have a clear vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    Great people and management team. Good work and life balance. Excellent benefit packages.

    Cons

    May need to play multiple roles in a project team. But this could also present great opportunities to learn something new every day!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunity for resource sharing across campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    some aspects are great, some need help.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Associate  in  Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Office Associate in Columbus, OH (US)

    Pros

    Health benefits. retirement system. often a sense of pride to work here. the pay (sometimes). college atmosphere. co-workers. working with students and to see them develop and mature.

    Cons

    parking - both cost and availability. If you work as Civil Service, it can be dificult to move up. so much focus on student development, the staff are often left behind. college atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    so much focus is on student development that you often forget about the staff.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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