Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
424 Reviews
3.9
424 Reviews
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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.  

    Hopkins is great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    -nice professors. They are very friendly and cooperative.
    -talented professors
    -nice stipend
    -famous

    Cons

    -unsafe neighborhood
    -not much for pass time

    Approves of CEO
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    Employee efficiency

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in DC Ranch, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Associate in DC Ranch, AZ

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Employees seem to be able to accomplish plenty of work including research quickly

    Cons

    Not everyone accomplishes the same work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equalize timing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Teaching assistant

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Flexible hours, helpful instructors to show you how to teach in a classroom setting. Not too many students in your recitation section.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours if you are not good at time management as far as grading and office hours. Students are very motivated, but often want to be walked through every step.

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  5.  

    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Johns Hopkins is a world-class research institute and all the best facilities are available for graduate students to further their research requirements.

    Cons

    The setting is mostly academic, and the preparation for a career in the industry is lacking. Career fairs etc. that happen are on a small scale, compared to other top universities.

    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Mechanical department is very good

    Cons

    Nothing as per my experience

  7.  

    research specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    relatively flexible work hours. Good children college tuition benefit. Very collaborative environment. I like the scientific work a lot.

    Cons

    Low salary. No career development space. Many labs are losing funding. So the job security is low. Not know when your boss will have no money for you to stay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Depending on what you want, it could be a great place (for research) or a terrible place.

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

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

    Pros

    Not everybody here is the smartest but they sure are very hard-working and most of them love their jobs. Great for collaborative research!

    Cons

    Very low pay because its prestige. Mediocre teaching (faculty is encouraged to research but discouraged to care about teaching at least in Public Health).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ok

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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very few promotion opportunities, if you wanna get promoted don't count too much on your skills, count on your connections and on your political skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be closer and listen to your team members, because their success is simply yours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Research Assistant at JHU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Small department. Small student body. Beautiful campus

    Cons

    busy work schedule. Baltimore isn't too nice.

  11.  

    Great place for doing graduate research

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

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

    Pros

    Great academic atmosphere, lots of collaborations going on (preclinical and clinical), one of the top medical institution world-wide.

    Cons

    bad neighborhood esp. east baltimore where the medical institution located

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