Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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3.7 23 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Kennedy Krieger Institute President Gary W. Goldstein

Gary W. Goldstein

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Insightful!

    Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsGreat benefits! The tuition benefit and live near your work program are great incentives!

    ConsNot a lot of room for growth depending on what department you work for but is a great place to gain experience. Needs more training and professional development programs for mid-line managers and lower level employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to make human capital management more of a priority.

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

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    Great people work here!

    Clinical Assistant (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsKennedy Krieger Institute is a great learning experience. The employees here are caring and intelligent people who you enjoy working with. They put patient's best interest at heart. Health benefits are great, and there is free parking!

    ConsLow compensation. Depending what your job is, there may be a high turn over rate due to the nature of the job (understandably). May have politics within the department you work for, but that may be true in most work places.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Clinical Assistant I (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsVery hard work and out of this world experiences, people will not be able to relate to you or understand the work you do and that's what makes this job so special. Because you're doing one of a kind work and helping children and others with autism and behavioral disorders that are extreme cases from around the world.

    ConsHard work. Be humble. Prepare to be a father or mother in training, you'll be picking up and cleaning your patient, and more likely yourself of your patient's pee, vomit, poop, and God knows what else. If something like this can turn you off, don't bother. It is an acquired skill to tolerate all these and definitely possible. Very stressful at the beginning but you get used to it, and stress goes down after 3 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe more rules, the less the job is enjoyable.

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

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    Mostly happy.

    Developmental Pediatrician (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsGreat people. Positive work environment. It's all about helping children with disabilities and disorders of brain and spinal cord.

    ConsLarge organization. Relatively low salaries.

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

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    Providing cutting edge education and research for children with special needs.

    Special Education (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsGood environment, talented coworkers, great benefits

    ConsLow salary range and poor parking availability

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible about telecommuting when possible

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

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    It is a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow with the best in the industry.

    Faculty (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsWorking on cutting edge research with industry leaders and world recognized personnel. It provides a diverse and challenging workload that can be very rewarding.

    ConsLow salary and very demanding work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that tolerating poor performers is frustrating and demotivating to the top performers.

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

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    Great overall company to be apart of

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery lenient with PTO
    Not very many people you won't get along with
    A lot of locations so depending on where you're at is where you'll most likely be

    ConsCertain jobs don't have very much room to move up, more lateral moving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf theres not much room to move up then allow for better increases. This can be hard though until the economy improves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat growth potential, and great salary.

    ConsNot a family organization, don't care about there employees.

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    Overall satisfied, but there's lots of space to improve!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsKennedy Krieger has a lot of great benefits such as a 401k (KKI will match up to 3% of your salary here), paid tuition, and reduced tuition (50% if I remember correctly) for your children. Health benefits, sick leave, and vacation seem to be very reasonable. I work in a position where hours are flexible. The staff is incredibly helpful and pleasant to work with. There is a 'pay it forward' mentality with respect to training.

    ConsThe pay is considerably lower than what you'd expect from a government or private industry position. If funding runs dry, expect to see people let go until more prospects arise. Your work experience will entirely depend on your supervisor. I have witnessed quite a bit of favoritism that's based on personal rather than professional relationships. My experience with respect to supervisors has been less than pleasant - very unprofessional and immature, especially when comparing to such great staff. Being a hospital and research facility, expect to work weekends and holidays if needed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to challenge supervisors for their actions and attitudes. You could really boost morale, and unlike staff, you won't risk your job for it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kennedy Krieger is a great work environment, filled with great people, and with a wonderful reputation.

    Clinician (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsThe administration is flexible and collaborative, the hours are reasonable, and the health benefits are some of the best in the world (Johns Hopkins). They are also very supportive of professional development, including providing some funding for conferences and trainings.

    ConsIt is in Baltimore, which is not my favorite city (though it has its benefits), the pay isn't awesome, and there isn't as much inter-departmental collaboration as there could be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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