Pros: big campus, nice library facility, good hospital
Cons: poor quality and dishonest faculties, exploitative work culture, poor management, addicted to government grants than developing self-sustaining technology & products, poor mentoring of students.
The Ohio State University is poorly managed with most exploitative work culture with least benefits and salary. There are many faculties who specifically employ graduate students and postdocs from countries like China, India, Korea, east Europe etc, only to exploit them with minimum salary, least benefits, no paid holiday and inhuman work culture to – more... destroy family life. It seems that the university has a policy to offer "visiting research scientist" designation (than proper "postdoctoral researcher" or "postdoctoral fellow") to avoid paying some of the benefits (e.g. healthcare) and better visa (e.g. H1B) for foreign nationals. OSU does not follow the NIH guidelines for minimum salary, benefits and avoid providing career advancing counselling/avenues. There is not a single day paid leave allowed for its postdoctoral staff (all designations in that category included). All such leaves are arranged on the basis of mutual understanding between the supervisor and the staff. The university is very reluctant to cooperate to get H1B visa and later green card to enable foreign researchers to get a decent employment in US, manly in private sector.
The Ohio State University does not have transparent and ethical guidelines, as per NIH (which is followed by decent US universities) to address allegations against its faculties involving intellectual property and scientific misconduct, particularly if the faculty is well-connected. After working there for sometimes, now I doubt integrity of data in research publications coming out from some of the labs/faculties (even high profile ones). There is an office of research integrity and ethics, but that is nothing but a farce. If you trust it, you would land in worse trouble.
Quality of supervisors (as a scientist, teacher and as a person) are too poor. Many of them hardly have any desire and/or ability to mentor young students and researchers. Too busy to exploit these young, sometimes very talented students/postdocs for their own career, which is far too common in most of the American universities though. University authority actively support this exploitation. – less