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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
378 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important (in 13 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • You may see a maximum 2% increase which doesn't cover cost of living expenses increase (in 7 reviews)

  • Medical campus can seem very impersonal (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    flexibility, decent benefits, nice people

    Cons

    outrageously low salary, east baltimore is not a safe place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want people to work for you - pay them!

  2.  

    Try to get your own funding before coming here. If not, go elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional Facilities. Brightest researchers and clinicians, Well-funded from the Federal Government

    Cons

    Postdoctoral training here is unsatisfactory and way behind other schools of similar standing. Although postdocs here are offered diverse options to expand their transferable skills, many are either not allowed to participate or are too afraid to even ask if they can participate. Although Hopkins is known for their exceptional faculty, many of them are leaving for better pay, a more collaborative environment, and greater respect from leadership. Entrepreneurship here should be stronger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop creating new administrative positions for the upper levels of leadership and focus on greater efficiency from the administrative offices that already exist. There are many overlapping educational programs that could be consolidated into one, which could more efficiently use the available educational funds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Very interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    meet fun people
    easy
    get a guard card
    cheap subsidized meals
    experience
    on a steady side, and good for side word

    Cons

    horrendous wages
    inflexibility for hours
    demanding
    incompetent management
    spotty scheduling
    high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pleas get rid of tenured faculty who have lost the passion to work!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you want to be marginalized and not live up to your full potential and contribute to the world.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None, unless you just want the Hopkins name on your CV, or you are able to play the political game, and fit in.

    Cons

    Under used, under valued, marginalized for being smarter than your boss, does not help morale and productivity. This is detrimental to our healthcare system as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minority employees need to be heard and allowed to contribute as much as they are capable of, that will benefit the world, rather than catering to the egos of those in power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a team environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Program Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Research Program Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supposedly it helps to have JHU on one's resume.

    Cons

    It depends on the department and group. Egos are out of control and PIs often take advantage of their positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to weed out the unethical researchers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If hired, you will not advance if you are not white, no matter you abilities, skills or education.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are the same as for those at the rest of the university and that's pretty good.

    Cons

    Although not hostile, if you are not in a clique, you're never sure where you stand in the organization and are likely not to receive promotions. Pay is below average for technology professionals in this area - benefits help may balance the difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When interviewing for positions, bring in people from outside of the division who are diverse in backgrounds, race and ethnicity, to serve on the search committee with the hiring manager. Make sure that candidate are rejected for the right reasons and make sure that the person(s) hired are best for the job and not just people you think will fit in. Pay more attention to people outside the cliques. They may just be your super stars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inefficiency and no long-term strategy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, steady work. The benefits are fair, and the health insurance is pretty good. 403(b) could be better, but not bad.

    Cons

    Work is tedious, especially for an organization that insists on hiring people with advanced degrees. Poor resource management leads to inefficiency. Strategy is reactionary rather than proactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunity, low pay

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of intelligent people, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay and grumpy associates

  10.  

    Dead End

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people who care about what they do

    Cons

    Management does not care about the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ummmm...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    They offer great benefits. Option to join their credit union. Shift differential and overtime available. JHH also has a gym for its employees available at a "discounted" price.

    Cons

    They don't pay well as many people assume. There is never any place to park so you are at times forced to park in the garage which costs an arm and a leg. The food in the cafe isn't that great. Crappy raises, if you can even call it that. Understaffed in most areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With all the money John Hopkins has it should invest some of their money in their employees!

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