You are a paying, voting member of the OSCEA union with absolutely no job security in the first 12 months. Everyone who works within the department must start in TPS PIT (tax payer services, personal income tax). It's a call center, make no mistake about that. You are metaphorically strapped to your cubicle, your every move is monitored, you cannot go to the bathroom without the ever watchful eye and while you earn PTO, you are punished for taking it. You are reminded on a regular basis that your employment is at will within that 1st year, it is an unsubtle threat. Training is a joke, "leads" are just employees who have been there a long time and are bitter and unhelpful, managers answer to a higher power and are equally terrified of losing their jobs, so they go about making your life miserable. The turn over is very high. I was hired in a group of 7 people, 3 left on their own volition, 1 was fired and 3 will hopefully achieve their 1 year on 11/13/18 (I made it 8 months before quitting). Prepare for a new level of micro management.
Maintained the safety and security of the staff, inmates, and property. Supervised adjudicated youth during meals, visits, recreational, telephone calls, shower time, school, etc. Kept detailed records, activity, and accountability of inmates. Patrolled and inspected units, yards, and building. Searched youth and cells daily for contraband
Health Information Technician II/Discharge Analyst (Current Employee) – Massillon, OH – September 22, 2018
Love it so far. This was a career change for me. I graduated college in December and I applied for this position in May. Got a call two weeks later for an interview and than offered the position 1-2 weeks later. Only place that actually gave me an opportunity being that I had no experience other than education. My pay is more than any other company would offer, training is very thorough, my manager listen and understands me. My work schedule is awesome. 8-4pm with flex time. Cheap medical, free dental, vision and life after a year. A raise after 6 months and than every year after guaranteed. The union also gives a 2-3% raise yearly which mean you pretty much get a wage every 6 months. The union also negotiate your wages every years. I basically was offered one wage and being that the union negotiated the contract, I got an increase when I started. You get a pension retirement plan and tuition reimbursement plus so much more.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) – Massillon, OH – September 20, 2018
Unless you are a female, you could advance. But there's a catch you have to be very friendly to some of the guy's in Operations. It seems if you do your job there is a chance to be fired without warning. Be a corrupt staff in Indian river and you can advance.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Ohio – September 19, 2018
High stress. low support environment. Benefits and retirement are slowly being taken away by the administration. These are the things that made the job worth it, and they are being eroded due to lack of planning and foresight by the State government.
DESKTOP SUPPORT (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 30, 2018
The State of Ohio is an Awesome place to work. My manager and supervisor both are supportive and easy to work with. There is room for growth. Compensation is great. Its just an overall wonderful place to work.
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.
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.
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.