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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hopkins.....meh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Great Benefits, training, tuition reimburesment. lots of different opportunites to move into throughout the same institution. lots of opportunities to network with other people in different fields and make lots of connections. Lots of young people and students work there so its fun making friends there.

    Cons

    poor management, lack of guidance, horrible parking in the city. My manager was rarely ever there and would never give any guidance or assist in getting you on the right track. She would never confront you if you did something wrong but she would let it build until things go way wrong then fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on your team and building a strong one

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    APL is a good place to work if you want something stable and consistent but with mediocre salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff I in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff I in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    APL is a very stable organization with a very laid-back atmosphere. The retirement benefits are very good (403b), one can take off for vacation with little notice, 3+ weeks of vacation per year, flexible hours and tele-commuting possible.

    Cons

    It is a very bipolar place - either you are a technical worker and not recognized or you are in management and run with the big boys. Only realistic way to move up is to go into management. Unfortunately a lot of the people in management should not be there as they are not very good at it. Salary is only so-so. Raises at end of year rarely meet inflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more in focus with those actually doing the technical work. Too often my supervisor has no clue what I am doing. And those management folks above him are even more clueless.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    APL was once a great place to work... no more.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Supervisor in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Branch Supervisor in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    There are some opportunities to work on revolutionary projects in a variety of areas.

    Cons

    Management has lost focus on the mission and vision, while attempting to build modern looking facilities and increase fee for the parent university. When the staff size cap was removed, APL stopped being selective about work that it accepted due to the need to maintain large numbers of staff. The steady influx of new staff has destroyed the culture, loyalty, and in many ways, the professionalism of the lab. This is happening in an environment where unqualified people are being accelerated into line management positions before they are ready or experienced for all the wrong reasons. The overall organizational focus on technical excellence has been lost in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop attempting to turn APL into another LM or Raytheon...

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Low stress work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    People are nice; deadlines are flexible; tuition reimbursement for dependents is great reason for working here.

    Cons

    Low pay; no oppurtunity for advancement; no bonuses; pay raises are miniscule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay scale should be similar to other schools in the area.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Lots of smart people, no interest in investing in staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Reputation, good salaries, and reputation

    Cons

    benefits are subpar for a university, no support for staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for staff, ask staff for input on changes to business processes that resulted from SAP

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good but discouraging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    great reputation, especially in the fields of medicine and public health. excellent resources. great place to be for research

    Cons

    very few companies come to on-campus recruitment and since we're competing with other North-East schools we get shafted in the recruiting process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more companies to recruit on campus!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Manager
    Former Employee - Facility Manager

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Benefits of vacation and sick leave. Professional resources

    Cons

    Unprofessional staff to include upper management. Upper management does not take an interest in employee/staffing conflicts. They seem to create a mountain out a hill but do not react when an actually crisis arises that endangers the health, safety, and well-being of other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees. Please do not wait until someone is hurt to take action.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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