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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.9 333 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels

Ronald J. Daniels

(121 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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Pros
  • Very friendly environment and excellent work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • merit increases frequently capped at 2 % with no additional cost of living (in 6 reviews)

  • Bad neighborhood for the medical campus (in 8 reviews)

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    JHU Engineering Postdocs

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsPostdoc experience is very dependent on the lab and advisor, so choose wisely. Pay is comparable or higher compared to other engineering-based postdocs. Also depends on the lab.

    ConsPostdoc hours could be very long and pay is not very reasonable considering industry options in engineering. Insurance is decent unless you have a family to cover in which case it can be as high as 11K.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great classes, research opportunities. Take very good care of their students/employees, always innovating and improving

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, great community, motivated employees

    ConsVery competitive environment, can be a bit stressful at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    like the university a lot, good place to do a phd.

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    Prosgood place to do a phd degree. very nice professors and atomphese.

    Consproject can be very challenging and need a lot of time investment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work and study

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsExcellent studying atmosphere, top level professors and college students, great campus environment.

    ConsSometimes pressures from courses. Bad neighborhood for the medical campus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsBeing a teaching assistant was an enlightening experience: you saw how tests were graded and, sometimes, the flexibility that came in grading (maybe this wasn't a fair question; maybe this was worded funny; etc.). The pay was also pretty good at $12/hr. And usually professors are understanding come finals time.

    ConsNo major cons really. It's a good experience that I would recommend taking if you have the opportunity. I guess the schedule isn't as flexible as other student jobs because you'll have to be there for class, but that's certainly understandable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a wonderful place. The staff there were absolutely nice and very helpful and resourceful.

    Mail Clerk (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsThe pros are that once you are in the Johns hopkins family its easier for you to move around for professional growth.

    ConsThe cons were that if you are temporary even at your best efforts you could be let go of due to hiring status. I encourage you to keep trying!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for allowing myself to work with you and one day we shall work again in a different forum.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked at CTY, great program, great people.

    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Lancaster, CA

    ProsSurrounded by brilliant people
    Students are really excited to learn
    Willing to give first time teaching opportunities
    Great staff culture
    Lancaster is a really fun, young town

    ConsPay isn't great
    Tough hours
    Housing isn't great, especially for teaching assistants

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat program, keep getting talented instructors, perhaps get rid of study hall, as not much really happens there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is really a good school for scientist and students. The salary is OK, just house expense is too high in Baltimore.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsIt is really a good school for scientist and students. The salary is OK, just house expense is too high in Baltimore.

    ConsIt is really a good school for scientist and students. The salary is OK, just house expense is too high in Baltimore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great intellectual culture

    Faculty (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsVery energetic, productive, prestigious faculty
    Lots of opportunity and freedom to develop a research agenda
    Excellent library and research support staff
    Excellent, intellectually focused students
    Senior faculty are welcoming and generous when asked
    Baltimore is interesting with decent cost of living and rich local culture
    Close to DC and NYC
    JHU is an urban university with multiple campuses in Baltimore and DC. University leadership is taking positive steps to improve neighborhoods around its various campuses
    Lots of opportunities for non-faculty spouses

    ConsVery little mentoring
    Senior faculty do not take initiative in reaching out to new faculty
    Very high pressure "publish or perish" culture
    Baltimore's reputation as a high crime city is way overblown. Lots of local news focusing on crime, but actual statistics are not so bad. The city is quickly gentrifying with many safe, affordable neighborhoods.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more emphasis on developing a welcoming, collegial faculty culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great place to work. Very friendly.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRoom for growth. Good bonuses

    ConsSome evenings, need to cover sick days

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep people happy

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