Customer service serving and food preparation (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 21, 2019
Very busy preparing food and keep food wells stocked for the over 42,000 students and staff in the Traditions dining area. Meeting a diverse group of people while taking on hard tasks with call offs, working more than 1 station at a time can be challenging to say the least.
OSHA Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 20, 2019
Its nice working for the buckeyes. Being a part of one of the premier educational institutions in the country was an honor. The faculty sometimes are elitist and act as if they are too far above the staff which can get really old
The Ohio State University is a diverse cultural experience. They are always doing research to keep up with the future medical needs and cures. The most advanced medical care and equipment in the field.
Working for a university means politics enters the decision-making process of the police department management. And they try to be all things to all people and are consequently not good at much of what they take on.
Collaboration. “I love my job because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. ... Work-Life Balance. “I love that I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job. ... Autonomy. “I like the autonomy I have because my bosses allow me to innovate. ... Variety. ... Culture. ... Challenge. ... Helping Others.
I attended Ohio State for my gradaute education and after working in corporate, decided to work at Ohio State because I enjoyed my experience as a student. As a large University with multiple colleges and organizational units, each with their own leadership, there is a significant variance in productivity, leadership, and opportunity. If you are interested in applying here, it will be important to request specific details on what advancement opportunties exist and how your performance is measured (because it is not consistent!)
Working at Ohio State may be beneficial for someone looking to take advantage of staff/faculty/dependent tuition reimbursement because it is one of the few places that does not require you to "pay it back" after education has been completed.
Working here for almost 6 years, I have come to realize that there are perks that exist within the private sector that don't easily transfer to the public sector because the focus is often on research or faculty-- not staff. Mainly, staff have issues with culture, high workload, a lack of accountability, and a lack of advancement opportunties. It takes a longtime to backfill a role when there is turnover, so many individuals end up feeling overworked and leave themselves. Salaries do not meet private sector market averages, and many employees end up needing to "go to grow." Those who are most productive leave within 10 years, while those who are least productive will stay until they retire.
Staff/faculty/dependent tuition reimbursement
Low salaries; lack of advancement opportunities; lack of accountability
Odd co-workers: competitive and back-stabbing, always tattling and conspiring to get people in trouble or fired- all so they can scoop-up your hours and get some overtime.
Dead-end, boring, repetitive work. Managers are strange: clueless; territorial; judgmental; immature. It's not team work: it's favoritism; cliques; back-stabbing. Facilities are old and run-down. Lazy, resentful student co-workers who show-up late and call off when they feel like it- and management looks the other way.
My bosses are super understanding with my school work, always making sure I’m putting my education first. This really shows they truly care about my future and my dreams- as well as supporting my mental and emotional growth as well. Never pushing me too far to where I️ can’t handle it, much love to my OSU staff!
Certified Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Cambridge, OH – February 11, 2019
I loved working at OSU. Assisting with patient care was very rewarding. Working along side the physicians and learning new things and being able to assist in caring for people who needed and wanted help was very fulfilling.
Eligibility for employee discounts tickets to OSU spirting events