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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
371 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    satisfied

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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 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can review some of the knowledge while doing TA. Only 10 hours per week. It is quite helpful for a student to be a TA. You can also get some money while you are studying there.

    Cons

    It may be easier for PHD student to get the position. For undergraduate and master student, you just apply as soon as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is quite OK with the management. The professor who teach that course will first ask the PHD in his team whether they want to be the TA, and then, if there are no proper candidates, the department will sent email to all the students for recruiting the TA.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome summer teaching experience.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    Everything depends on which site you work at - I worked at LAN and had an amazing time. The office/support staff are amazing, and the kids are great.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Everything depends on which site you work at, and I can testify that LAN, at least, is amazing.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very educational

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very pleasent place to work lot's of educational training available parking available very easy commute for DC MD and VA in the heart of the city

    Cons

    Challenges of working at SAIS is who or what department you would be working in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After wotking at Johns Hopkins University SAIS for 25 years management to a change not in the best direction for most employees.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment with many exciting areas of research.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel that my supervisor is not helping me plan and achieve my career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    TA

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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 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The professors are excellent and you can learn a lot.
    The salary here is attracting.

    Cons

    As everyone here is hard working, you should learn always otherwise you will lose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put more attention to Carey Business School.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Staff are very nice and helpful. The faculty are really really professional. The pay is also not bad at the same time.

    Cons

    it is not always good to be a manager in this place because sometimes the employee may report you when you do something they don't like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Best Job Thus Far

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    I am currently a MPH student and the research team I work with has made this a wonderful experience for me. I started the job with very little applied experience with research, all I had was what I learned in school. The research coordinator took a chance and gave me the position over a PhD applicant. Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important.

    Cons

    Pay is great for a college student but for a professional with a family and real bills that could be a challenge.

    Recommends
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    Excellent

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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

    Good name, great experience, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lab existence depends from a grant support!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    JHU Engineering Postdocs

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Postdoc 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.

    Cons

    Postdoc 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.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Good benefits, great community, motivated employees

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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