Kennedy Krieger Institute

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Kennedy Krieger Institute Reviews

Updated June 11, 2014
Updated June 11, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Since I have a Psych degree the one-to-one care, and treatments I learned were worth it. I worked there for 3yrs.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant I in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant I in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -You meet great people that will most likely become life-long friends.
    -If your into human behavior this is definitely a perfect place to gain experience with harder disorders.
    -A great place to move up in your career. (The overall hospital not the Neurobehavioral Unit).
    -Tuition reimbursement after 6 months.

    Cons

    -Time off is difficult depending on staffing.
    - FT you have to work all weekends. PT you have to work 1 weekend day most likely an eve shift.
    -No union due to the hospital being Non-profit, meaning your job is not secure and a rumor may get your fired so be careful.
    -Expect to be injured, and they will not compensate you until your 4th day out of work.
    -Turn over rate is high due to injury, and severity of how dangerous the job can be.
    -The recruiter looks for former graduates and college students because school is reimbursed, however you may not receive this reimbursement until after 6 months and during the interview you are told that you probably wont make it to six months because the turn-over rate is so high.
    -Employee appreciation rarely exists, so expect long hours, mandatory overtime, lots of on-calls, no weekends off, no holidays off, sometimes you will not have a break, and write-ups are very common.
    -Supervisors can be unreliable, childish, and treat employees as if they are children despite the knowledge or work ethic.
    -While training on the unit current employees are told to hide the truth behind the job as a means to not scare prospective employees off.
    -Almost every employee hates the job and expresses it while working.
    -For the amount of work and hours, the pay is just a touch over minimum wage. (And this includes the raises that were given in 2014)
    -When asking a supervisor a question expect to be redirected multiple times because no one ever knows the solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Increase pay
    -Appreciate employees.
    -improve working conditions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hire people for their skills and not because they have family there

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    Former Employee - CNA in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - CNA in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Doctors and caring Physician Asst

    Cons

    no more family working in the same job area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better training in dealing with truthful people not untruthful ones respect everyone no matter what title people LIE!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Good company, rough department

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    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant I in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Clinical Assistant I in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work, good culture and management was overall very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Working in the NBU can be tough, the patients are some of the most intense...CAs are underpaid, work schedules are predetermined and inflexible with the exception that they will work around any classes you are taking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be helpful to find a better way to do scheduling. Have the employees actually talk to the administration rather than just submit preferences and hope for the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Wide range of opportunities for employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Pros

    Kennedy has a job in almost every field of the professional world, and you will learn a lot no matter what department you're in.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of favoritism in place in many departments and you may not get the compensation you deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the management of your departments and make sure that their practices meet your requirements for excellence.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good place for learning and building connections

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Pros

    A good place to build relationships with some very smart people. Excellent resources in the form of classes/libraries/study groups through Johns Hopkins University.

    Cons

    Being a small Institute it is very hierarchial with alot of inside politics. Difficult to have any form of career growth. In research labs, your experience depends entirely on your PI as he/she defines the lab ethics & environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out ways to improve career growth opportunities in research labs to stem the attrition rate and improve quality of research.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great kids, very standards and LOADS of Favortism

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician

    I have been working at Kennedy Krieger Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Kennedy has many caring staff members that really love the children. It isn't a big hospital at all so if you like to work somewhere that doesn't have a dozen rooms you will probably like it here. Staff is offered nice breaks, and tuition reimbursement is there, and very good if you are going on to pursue somehting in the nursing field.

    Cons

    There is HUGE corruption in upper management. They like who they like and that's the way it is. Don't expect any major favors unless they really like you. Recently I have picked up attitudes of favortism. Once your in there you will see it, feel it, and hear it. There is lots of lazy staff members as well. As I said people are allowed to get away with things such as leaving the floor, talking and texting on cell phones at the front desk. It is almost as if the place is a complete joke sometimes and not a REAL hospital. Pay is very, very, low. I am making 13.50. I made more back in Delaware with a non-profit organization. plus if your working as a tech you should be aware hat kennedy uses a lot of resources from hopkins (Emergency room, Pharmacy, and other appointments) therefore the tech has to run back and forth through their raggedy tunnel and take patient's to appointments, or ru to pharmacy all the time. It is not a short walk either. It is annoying and kennedy needs to upgrade and stop being cheap!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE get it together and start paying attention. Stop gossiping like five year olds and start watching the people who aren't doing there job, or somewhere hiding. Provide feedback and survey's to your employees so you can really so who truly loves the organzation and who is really there to play games.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  8.  

    Great place to work put pay lacking.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Pros

    Great work life balance, nice work environment, wonderful co-workers.

    Cons

    The pay was below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like how institute is making itself more known in the community.

    Recommends
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