Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important (in 15 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 23 reviews)

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

  • Not much work/life balance in the culture (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Lab Technician

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, people, facilities, freedom to think and design experiments, knowing that you are making a difference

    Cons

    Commute, neighborhood, politics, pay, benefits

  2. Great place to work at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this is a place with plenty of resources

    Cons

    very competitive environment, need to constantly make progress

  3. Great environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, community environment in Housing Department. From interview to the day I left, I felt very at home in the department. Job description was flexible, letting me work on things that I felt were benefitial.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't amazing, but for the position, that was expected. Occasional lack of guidance when needed. Not much else to say here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The community here was a good one, and I enjoyed having the flexibility that I did in the job.

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  5. Short time

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    various development experience and active application

    Cons

    short time and part time prefer

    Advice to Management

    part time and 1 yr contract

  6. engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

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

    Pros

    medical school is very good

    Cons

    safety is always the problem

    Advice to Management

    too many people

  7. Excellent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge research in virtually every area of medicine
    Friendly and flexible work environment
    Open door policy

    Cons

    Pays lesser than the industry average

  8. Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Good times with good people.

    Cons

    This place is really great.

  9. Financial Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mentorships, and knowledgeable senior staff

    Cons

    Decentralized work environment, difficult to talk to other departments

    Advice to Management

    Centralize Hopkins' departments to have the same policies and procedures

  10. PhD Biology Graduate Student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The largest advantage to a bio PhD at Hopkins over other graduate schools is the world-class hospital operating in the same complex. Collaboration between medical and research is easy to come by, as well as is access to patients and patient samples (following proper protocols, of course).

    Cons

    Hopkins has invested less in modernizing the graduate student experience than other graduate schools. Receiving a PhD is still fundamentally a medieval apprenticeship, with one mentor responsible for your entire livelihood and future - time until graduation, research opportunities, ability to attend national meetings, conferences, etc. While other graduate schools have modified the experience to put more autonomy in the hands of students, Hopkins has not.

    Advice to Management

    The Hopkins Biology PhD graduate program is currently under pressure from the NIH to decrease graduation times. The current strategy appears to put more pressure on the student to have more thesis committee meetings, etc. This strategy will fail, as currently ability to graduate is entirely in the hands of the mentor / PI. The onus for graduating students more quickly needs to fall on the faculty, not the students. I can guarantee you that the students already want to graduate as quickly as possible.

  11. Great work place for biomedical research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and great science and education

    Cons

    In BAltimore, Low salary and kind of small compared to Harvard


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