Professional environment on the downtown setting. Parking was a achallenge, but the atmosphere was great. Working conditions were stellar.
Medicaid Health Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 18, 2018
I loved my job and loved the environment. I had a great supervisor, who encouraged my independence and ongoing pursuits. The computer systems were up to date, and meetings at my level were kept to a minimum. Reviews were done regularly, and were very fair. The job was challenging but not stressful. The hardest part of the job was lack of interaction with the public. A typical day started with opening all relevant computer programs and checking e-mails and my calendar for any issues and/ or meetings. I reviewed many medical records and made decisions accordingly, based on medical necessity and cost. I served on committees as well.
Wonderful atmosphere and working conditions, as well as great benefits.
Parking costs and difficulties, being tethered to a time clock.
Correctional Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Chillicothe, OH – August 18, 2018
Pretty horrible job. I was not prepared for working with prisoners, but what was worse was my coworkers. Lazy, whiny, non-productive and generally useless. Not to mention the politics and turf wars. It got to the point I dreaded going in because nothing got done, our database system (eClinical Works) was not designed for the job. It was ridiculous trying to get anything done. Not to mention the worthless, non-qualified Affirmative Action managers the state loves to hire. Overall a very toxic, useless working environment.
Full of lazy, useless people who only care about a paycheck and retirement.
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Ohio – August 14, 2018
Very stressful place to work. Working here very stressful. Stress is the number one problem with this company. Very stressful company. You are stressed from the time you get to wotk until the time you leave.
Good platform to prove oneself and move in chosen direction
Full Time Tax Examiner Associate (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – July 17, 2018
The organization does a good job training new employees in complex, in depth understanding of tax procedure and law. The training culminates after around 6 weeks into full time phone duty taking inbound calls from taxpayers. While this training is taking place, the employee has access to training literature as well as communication with lead agents to assist I resolving customer issues. This time answering calls, along with assistance from lead agents, develops the new agent into a confident and knowledgeable employee who is of great service to the taxpayer in understanding their tax situation.
Claims Analyst (Former Employee) – Columbus – July 16, 2018
I learned to work with RAS, AS400 computer programs. I also learned to develop claims for people with disabilities. I loved the work I did to help people who needed to receive disability income. Developing claims was the most enjoyable part of my job.
If you don't have a degree, working at the BMV is simple and can be exciting. You meet people from everywhere and being an examiner gives you a chance to get out of the office. If you don't like repetition, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU! You have the same uniform, say the same things, have the same routes everyday. If you enjoy working with people, you will like it. Punctuality is a must and uniform must be together at all times. Supervisors do pop ups but they are nice. There is opportunities to go to different locations around the state too. It's good if you're looking for security.
Account Clerk II (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – July 8, 2018
I enjoyed the staff and working for the Industrial Commission. There were many aspects of my job that involved customer service. Not only reconciling the invoices but also setting up training for staff. The management staff were great when I worked there.
Office Assistant III (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – July 2, 2018
I had been an employee of the State of Ohio for 7 years and absolutely loved it. Management could use some work and it was typically cliquey no matter what agency you'd work for. Typical political environment. One can advance quickly if you befriend the correct people.
Psychiatrist (Former Employee) – Lucasville, OH – July 2, 2018
I worked for the state of Ohio part time as I built my practice in psychiatry. The individual who hired me was kind, flexible, and easy going. I worked very hard but not because of job demands but because of the human needs in the prison system where I worked as a psychiatrist. A tragic work setting but not a difficult work environment.
Software Development Specialist 3 (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – June 26, 2018
Like any state position contractors get the best projects to work on while the state employee have to do bug fixes and maintenance on old software. State employees end up fixed the bugs that contractors make . The contractor leave and the state employee are stuck fixing their code. All this while making 3-4 times less than the contractors.
Quiet, freedom, job secuirty
pay way below standard, senior mgmt, location, old tech
Everything in Government and public service takes a long time to accomplish so you have to have a lot of patience. Sometimes you are stalled because your are waiting for something from another department so things move very slowly.
An employee (Former Employee) – Ohio – June 8, 2018
If you get into the right agency then your working days will be all good. Get in the wrong one and you’re looking at daily misery. Having a state job is always touted as a good thing and I’ve come to realize it’s really not all that.