Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Good first job with potential to move up the ladder

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I like working at JHU because there is a lot of emphasis on personal growth and building a skill set. I am at the bottom of the totem pole, so I do a lot of basic work that I am overqualified to complete, but overall, this is a good first job experience.

Cons

Hopkins is a highly-regulated machine, so perks that exist in a smaller office just don't materialize here. There are a lot of rules and regulations around everything from vacation time to documentation of just EVERYTHING.

Advice to Management

Foster more social opportunities for staff so that the job is more of a personal investment

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  1. Great summer job!

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    Current Employee - Health Assistant in La Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Health Assistant in La Mesa, CA

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They pay for housing, you get to explore a new city or place, and all the money you make is net profit since they pay for food, etc. The kids are great too.

    Cons

    As a health assistant, doing first aid/keeping the kids healthy was great, but if the management is inexperienced or if the nurse is new you may be in for a hard time.

    Advice to Management

    If there are multiple nurses, make one of them a "head nurse" to avoid conflict.

  2. APl is a very challenging and stimulating work environment with a critical mission in support of national security

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    APL has very interesting and important work, a great atmosphere, and a highly committed staff who belive strongly in their work and enjoy their fellow employees.

    Cons

    The organization is a bit too stove piped and communications both vertically and horizontally are not as efficient as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Management has overly emphasized cost containment for the past 4 years and it has gotten to the point where it has begun to affect staff morale. A bit more balance is needed .

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