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Great please to do research

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

I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Few distractions. Very comprehensive university services, especially library service and gym. Most colleagues have very high academic standings.

Cons

Very small campus consists of small departments. A lot of research directions are simply absent. Few recreational (other than the gym) options. No good restaurants nearby and the security situation deteriorates only 2 blocks from campus. To put it simple: lots of work but no life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A large number of professors which serves as the backbone for the research of this institution are retiring in the near future. There are, however, not enough effort to recruit new people to ensure a smooth transition.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Advanced Academic Programs is a VERY Troubled Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great health benefits, tuition remission, generous dependent child tuition benefit, access to Johns Hopkins classes and degree programs

    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 and research, high turnover, no raises.

    The department (Advanced Academic Programs) experienced a sudden leadership transition -- its dean unexpectedly resigned and was promptly replaced the next day. There was no information about how the replacement was selected.

    When it was determined that faculty and staff had discovered negative stories about the new dean on her previous employer's student newspaper website, that site was briefly blocked at AAP (and then restored).

    Although the department brought in a great deal of revenue, huge cuts were instituted because that revenue did not meet the parent school's projections. The parent school (Krieger School of Arts and Sciences) employees were granted a cost of living increase, but Advanced Academic Program's employees were not, despite also being employees of the parent school. AAP staff were told that this was because of our "poor performance," although the department still brought in more revenue to the parent school than all of the traditional academic departments.

    Longtime faculty resigned, the department's only HR manager was reassigned to the main campus (and then resigned), a senior administrative manager left for another school at Hopkins and every member of the marketing department and web team left AAP voluntarily in the course of several months and were replaced by temps. Full-time replacements were not hired. Rumors of job cuts abounded, and several employees were demoted or lost their jobs. Staff members who left have not been replaced -- and budget cuts have severely limited several academic programs (in some cases, the cuts made it so that only a handful of courses could be taught per semester).

    Faculty and staff have been reprimanded for informing students about the budget cuts and departures and there was a department-wide edict that students are not to be told when senior faculty or staff leave the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency regarding senior-level decisions, more staff involvement,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lost in the shuffle

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great medical benefit coverage if you can get into a doctor

    Cons

    Institution it too big to manage progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward effort

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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