Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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Pros
  • Very friendly environment and excellent work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • They offer a great benefits package (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Some departments have a better work-life balance than others (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Medicor job experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    a good number of vacation days and you get to take a class for free (just one that is fully paid for)

    Cons

    horrible human resources services salary not competitive


  2. Good place to learn

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health care. Great science. JHMI shuttle

    Cons

    Health insurance not as good as some years ago. Location. Safety.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Wok/Life balance is good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    great place to learn science

    Cons

    low compensation, no ability to grow


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  5. Salary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package that was extremely beneficial seeing as I needed to have surgery a year after I started

    Cons

    Within the SOM you have to be senior staff in order to get what is a "decent" salary. Otherwise you will not receive fair pay.


  6. Let individual department management manager their employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The building for Public Health is beautiful

    Cons

    *No incentives for upper management - minimal annual increments *Inappropriate and unprofessional micro-management of support departments by Human Resources leadership

    Advice to Management

    Look at long-term HR staff for unacceptable oversight standards of individual departments


  7. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/family balance. Campus is a nice work environment.

    Cons

    Zero emphasis placed on developing JHU employees. No training to keep employees' skills current. Zero emphasis placed on career opportunities. A union for senior staff members would be really helpful to employees. I have never seen an employee promoted from within when a management slot opens up.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct an employee satisfaction survey. Promotion from within.


  8. Helpful (1)

    No Senior Staff Support

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A diverse work environment. Education benefit is the real benefit here.

    Cons

    JHU administration does not support research employees and do not have any sort of retention plan in place when funding for positions is tight. Do not let the door hit you on the way out. Even senior staff are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    JHU needs to think about its policies regarding personnel. The institutional memory and experience that is lost every year through the lack of a mechanism to retain talent is staggeringly short sighted. JHU will not be able to return to #1 or hold that position again if it continues to flush its experienced people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Benefits are average, work environments vary greatly.

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Having the Hopkins name on your resume can be a plus.

    Cons

    Pay is much lower than people assume. Parking is expensive at almost all locations.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good Resume Line Item - no longer top 100 places to work

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and training opportunities. Excellent vacation, holiday benefits; Work life balance easy to obtain, not much pressure on meeting deadlines as requirements creep is tolerated. Good resources, access to some of the latest technologies. Home use licenses for software to stay current.

    Cons

    1% raises for several years; insurance costs increasing at 2-5% YoY; Cutting back on other compensation (ISP, cell phone). Limited career path options. Few if any promotions. People tend to stay at that level were hired in at. No incentives for exceptional work - find a cure of Ebola, save a $1M a year in costs, or just show up and keep the lights on gets the same (no) reward. Inefficiencies in a lot of areas. Lot of manual processes.

    Advice to Management

    Shift some of the decision making away from HR. Is supposed to be there to serve employees, not the reverse. Fair doesn't mean it has to be the same same for everyone/every group. Need to differentiate positions and skills. Software engineer title applied to most doesn't account for differences in market for embedded software versus business application versus network personnel.


  11. Research Technologist Position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Technologist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Technologist in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are surrounded by brilliant scientists who are passionate about what they do, and they are the leaders in their field. There are many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and stressful even for entry level technicians. Supervisors are not understanding and even less helpful.

    Advice to Management

    I wish management was more understanding and supportive.



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