Johns Hopkins
3.9 of 5 280 reviews
www.jhu.edu Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

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World-class but can be frustrating.

Ph D Student Biomedical Engineering (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Johns Hopkins as an intern for more than 5 years

ProsWorking with some of the smartest people in the world.
One of the best funded biomedical engineering programs.
Most labs have sane work-life balance.
Lots of activities that are good for fun and networking.

ConsDegree requirements poorly defined and documented.
Unclear expectations about pretty much everything.
Difficult to find collaborators who aren't too busy for you.
Projects drag out forever because people tend towards perfectionism.

Advice to Senior ManagementClarify degree requirements. Encourage people to say no to collaborating on projects if they don't have enough time to do it well and in a timely manner.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great please to do research

Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Johns Hopkins full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Few distractions. Very comprehensive university services, especially library service… Cons: Very small campus consists of small departments. A lot of research directions are simply absent. Few recreational (other than the gym) options.… Advice to Senior Management: A large number of professors which serves as the backbone for the research of this institution are retiring in… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Advanced Academic Programs is a VERY Troubled Department

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Johns Hopkins full-time


Pros: Flexible work schedule, great health benefits, tuition remission, generous dependent… Cons: Decentralized (but still bureaucratic), low salaries compared to private industry, lack of transparency in management decisions, growing focus on the bottom line over quality education… Advice to Senior Management: More transparency regarding senior-level decisions, more staff involvement, No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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