Johns Hopkins University

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Research and grading positions are great opportunities to gain experience and earn some money while studying.

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

I worked at Johns Hopkins University as an intern (more than an year)

Pros

Johns Hopkins has so many seasoned professors with knowledge to share. They offer not only a way to earn some money, but ways to get hands on experience in research and to learn. You become part of a team that builds you up and gives you skills. The department of Geography and Environmental Engineering is full of wonderful people (graduate students and professors alike) who will take time out of their schedules to teach you in the lab, but also to help you grow as a person.

Cons

Some of the work takes long hours at strange times of day. Research is a work until it is done sort of thing so sometimes that means working late or working on weekends. A lot is expected of you.

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The professors are wonderful, as managers, they give their time and expertise. In particular in DOGEE, they are very caring about their researchers on a personal basis, which makes all the difference. It is not just about completing tasks, although that is important, but about learning how to think critically and independently, about growing into the best version of yourself.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and great supervisors.

    Cons

    No real cons. All the employers were easy to work with.

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    Chronically understaffed, expectation that the Hopkins name has value when it comes to "fair" compensation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The name does actually have some value, but it is mostly pride in your work and workplace, and there is a lot of interesting research going on here.

    Cons

    The entire research portion of the organization is chronically understaffed. The expectation is that you will pull your own weight and then some. The area I was in was extremely poor at listening to employees and there was a feeling of having no support for the work you do, so you could be trampled by zealous researchers with no higher ups willing to support you. They do not value their experienced employees and often let them go without a fight, basically saying "don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out" to the detriment of their departments.

    There is also a glass ceiling for women. The guys at the top are generally white guys and there is definitely an old boys network in place in some areas of the University/Hospital.

    Finally, they are rigid in their management and unwilling to consider options that will keep employees satisfied, i.e. working remotely or flexible scheduling (this is different across departments, but there is a general feel that only slackers want to work remotely or flexibly).

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    Wake up and join the 21st century. Most administrative jobs can be done remotely. Flex scheduling and working remotely would save you space and make for happier employees. You're moving to a metrics-based value system, it will be easy enough to see if employees are slacking off. Use these benefits to offset the other forms of compensation you can no longer afford.

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