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Great place filled with highly intelligent and motivated people

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Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff II  in  Laurel, MD
Current Employee - Senior Professional Staff II in Laurel, MD

I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Non-profit. You have the freedom to tell the customer the right answer and not the answer that will get the "company" more money.

Cons

Recent efforts at lowering company overhead rates have been hugely demoralizing. Poor changes to health plan, forcing employees to take treacherous weathers days off as vacation, etc...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to employee morale. Most of your employees work for your because they are motivated by the importance of their work, not the money.

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Other Reviews for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

  1.  

    There is so much untapped potential.

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    Current Employee - PPS  in  Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - PPS in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Semi academic campus feel with a genuinely pleasant staff who treat each other with respect. Very high quality deliverables and often seamless relationship with the customers.

    Cons

    Management is very uneven. The less enlightened are concerned with short term coverage of staff. For example, they have taken the research out of the research department and turned it into a body shop ripe with blatant cronyism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Term limits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great employer with some really neat opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Staff I  in  Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Staff I in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, retirement contribution matching, health benefits are great.

    Cons

    Compensation is ok, but not stellar - that's why I left. There seems to almost be a requirement to leave and come back to get a good raise. Otherwise your salary stays fairly flat from year to year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that pay increases are needed (especially with the rising costs of living). Find other ways to cut costs besides choking salaries.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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