Systems Developer / Engineer (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 20, 2018
Job was low stress, good benefits, dedicated management, but poor human resources department that would not pay attention to direct management who knew I would not stay with the pay rate I was receiving because the quality/creativeness of work I was providing was much better then the pay.
The team I work with is highly talented and collaborative. Working within the University system is interesting. I've had a great experience and felt like I was able to make major contributions during my time.
University Registrar (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 14, 2018
If you want to go back to further your education and or have children that will be going to College, OSU is a great institution. OSU is a fast paced student focused environment. You need to stay on top of what you do as things change daily to accommodate tech advancement.
Love working with the students and fellow co-workers
Management, looks out for themselves and staff have zero say in performance of management.
A great job to have as a student. As long as you get your work done you are allowed to work on homework. The work is not stressful and the managers are really great people who care about their employees. I am only leaving because it is a student position and I recently graduated, so I am no longer eligible for the position. I would *love* to continue working with these people!
Funny emails from one of the managers, not stressful at all, time to do homework
I have worked for Ohio State including the Medical Center for over 13 years. I obviously enjoy working here however that is due to the department I have worked in for the past 10 years. Excellent work life balance. As roles change, job reclassification is available. Pay is good. Plenty of opportunity for advancement.
Currently the most common complaint of new and OSU vets is parking. It is pretty painful in the mornings trying to find a place to park or adding time to park very far from campus and then shuttle in. The key here...pay to park but sometimes can't find a space for 20-30 minutes on central campus. All depending on where you work and what time you get in.
Also lack of accountability in staff is something to note. Great place to work until you have to wait weeks for response on somewhat important items. No one is monitoring this as how do you verify if your staff are being responsive in email?
Things could improve, but there are definitely worse places to work.
Custodian/Janitor (Current Employee) – Newark, OH – February 27, 2018
Job itself isn't bad. Great benefits but pay isn't so great. But that was before they contracted out the housekeeping department to Goodwill, so now all custodians for the Newark campus are hired through them, and I don't know what they're pay or benefits are like. There's a lot of turnover with employees. They're consistently understaffed and place much of the burden on remaining employees to make up the difference, but don't like for those employees to fall behind in their own areas while trying to make up for others. Tends to build up and become stressful.
Great benefits if you're an OSU employee
low pay, high employee turnover, and tends to become a stressful work environment
Administrator // Columbus, OH (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH Main Campus – February 26, 2018
The director I last worked for was a difficult task master, providing limited (specific) information for assignments. It was necessary to constantly ask for additional information in order to complete assignment(s).
I did however, enjoy working at The Ohio State University for my majority of my years there. It is similar to a small city with many different departments that rely upon each other, and provide service to all, in order to accomplish general tasks.
Overall, it is an above average employer. Most of my time was spent in the Medical Center. The only word to describe it is "huge". It takes new employees time to orient themselves as to where things, people and various departments are. You can always tell the new employees, as they are walking carefully, and with a "deer in the headlights" look on their faces. I can't the numerous times I would just stop someone and ask them where they wanted to go, and they would be amazed that I knew they were lost. They were appreciative of my help, by their thankful comments.
The Medical Center is very good at providing continuing education. Some of the other colleges are not, and that can create stagnation in forward progress of employees. The cost of employee continuing education should never be put up against the cost of progress.
Like all medical education centers, there were some physicians with larger than life egos. They were mostly the older physicians, and one by one were being forced out, as they were also resistant to change.
Ohio State itself has grown by leaps and bounds over the years thatmore... I was there, and will continue to do so. Although, in the future, funding for such expansion projects may be more difficult to acquire. This will lead them to develop more imaginative financing.less
Constantly changing, very dynamic atmosphere. Many areas for resources.
Many people are "stuck in their old ways" and will not accept change or progression.
During my time at Ohio State, I worked as part of my work-study program. Even though I was a part-time student, I was able to take on many roles that gave my resume the boost it needed, including a management position. I highly suggest working at Ohio State as a student. You never know where the opportunity will bring you.