Jhpiego

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Jhpiego Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jhpiego full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Enormous opportunity to learn new skills (culture of learning and sharing)
    - Great life/work balance (lots of PTO)
    - Friendly people to work with
    - Excellent benefits
    - Long time employees

    Cons

    - Without a degree in the medical field, career advancement is more tricky (difficult to go from mid senior to senior level)
    - Mentorship in management is lacking. No focus on mentoring entry level and junior employees
    - Technical staff a bit snobbish (especially between themselves).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Could be so much better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Jhpiego

    Pros

    Challenging, "keeps you on your toes" work environment with smart and friendly people.
    Genuinely does good quality work.
    Flexible with schedule and location.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career advancement.
    Very little mentoring no transfer of knowledge and development of inhouse experts from one generation to the next.
    Burnout. Work life balance can be poor.
    Sink or swim, be prepared to be thrown into work with very little training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cheerleading and let's start looking honestly at our shortcomings.
    Your lower level staff are hungry for opportunities, mentorship, travel, and knowledge. Stop ignoring this resource!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It could be so much better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jhpiego full-time

    Pros

    The staff are friendly and helpful to others. There are a lot of wellness perks to working under Johns Hopkins. There are also a lot of opportunities to work in other departments to gain more experience, although it's challenging. For junior level staff, it's a great stepping stone to other NGOs and the name is respectable in the global health field. There are opportunities to travel and you often find yourself immersed in multiple portfolios. The social atmosphere is positive.

    Cons

    The office politics can be unsettling. Jhpiego is not very helpful in maintaining retention rates for junior staff. There is an attitude towards junior staff that they are expendable and this can be discouraging to younger staff members who are looking for more challenging opportunities and gain additional experience. There isn't much vocal support for them from staff for fear of office politics. Many issues are often pushed under the rug or the staff member is pushed out. Favoritism is apparent which doesn't leave room for many staff who want to take advantage of cross sector work and travel opportunities to develop them into overall stronger public health professionals. Many opportunities are limited to the same staff members which prevents others to grow. There also isn't a lot of diversity between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open backstopping opportunities to a diverse pool of staff members (particularly junior level staff who are looking for them). Pay more attention to performance reviews as an opportunity to provide feedback to supervisors to see if they are providing enough guidance and support to junior level staff. Put more value into keeping junior level staff. Jhpiego's values seek embody a moral to support their staff members and help them grow. I believe the organization has fell short of this.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Jhpiego

    Pros

    As a Johns Hopkins University employee, you receive great medical benefits.

    Opportunities for international travel.

    Affiliation with the Johns Hopkins University provides access to speakers and events.

    Cons

    Compared to other private universities and their affiliates, Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) does not provide a substantial amount of money towards tuition remission. Offering more educational benefits to employees would be a plus.

    Junior and mid-level staff are rarely promoted. Jobs are almost never circulated internally -- new hires are external, which does not present growth opportunities for existing staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to retain staff, you need to present them with opportunities to grow professionally. Staff will quickly become frustrated and direct their energies elsewhere once they realize that promotions are few and far between.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A learning process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at Jhpiego full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment with up to date systems

    Cons

    Poor salary scaling leading to big salary gaps, disregard for lower level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary gaps

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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