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The Ohio State University Reviews

Updated 19 November, 2014
Updated 19 November, 2014
415 Reviews
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The Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto
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Review Highlights

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

  • Work-life balance can be really good for staff (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for the amount of work that is required for research (in 17 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for advancement in this particular field (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is happy for the most part, good pay, even better benefits.

    Cons

    Room for growth IF you work your tail off. Just get a job, work as hard as you can and keep applying to new openings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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

    Positive experience for graduate researchers.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, job security (i.e. your job depends on your supervisor's grant money).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Professional staff, access to many resources, very good benefits, discounts for employees; overall, it's by far not the worst university you could work for!

    Cons

    Due to outsourcing, it can be challenging to deal with the multiple departments that handle important daily aspects, such as parking, for instance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to receive graduate training.

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

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

    Pros

    The department provides excellent training and support for teaching assistants, which transfers to the academic job market. Good faculty mentors, but you must seek them out.

    Cons

    Relatively heavy teaching loads which cut into research/writing time a bit more than I'd like. However, the load is not unreasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Graduate associate should have more say in their pay/benefit negotiations.

  6.  

    Academic Advisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling
    Lots of opportunities for professional development and training
    Great work-life balance
    OSU community culture is great!

    Cons

    Lower pay
    No clear strategies or next steps laid out for career advancement
    Difficult to receive bonuses/raises
    Parking is expensive!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Student at The ohio state university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great campus, good course. Specializes in various research fields

    Cons

    The weather here is very cold

  8.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Developer/Engineer in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Developer/Engineer in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    The life working on campus is invigorating. You feel a part of something bigger than yourself. You have plenty of opportunities to get involved in a huge variety of organizations or activities.

    Cons

    The are times when the bureaucracy of working for the government gets old. Seeing how money is wasted can make you lose satisfaction in what you are going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to get involved. Campus offers a unique lifestyle unlike any other place. Identify talented employees and find opportunities for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best places to do electromagnetics, antennas, RF research

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

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time

    Pros

    ElectroScience Laboratory has a flexible environment, where there are many opportunities to get involved in ground-breaking research. The professors are very knowledgeable and willing to assist in any ways possible.

    Cons

    There is a tendency for politics to occur between researchers, professors, or outside institutions. It is important to find ways to steer away from such issues so one is not affected.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Decent place for graduate studies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Ohio State University (more than an year)

    Pros

    A great institution with a lot going on. Your experience will depend on your lab and your adviser, but you have the opportunity to participate in high-quality research and connect with others in the field. Columbus is also an excellent city, both as a place to live and an area with great job prospects.

    Cons

    Like many public universities, funding can be a problem, particularly in the arts. However, if you are good about looking for grants, there is funding out there to help attend conferences, seminars, and so on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Work-Family Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructional Development Specialist in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Instructional Development Specialist in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at The Ohio State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, People are Nice, Good Team Work

    Cons

    Not able to "grow" in my field.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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