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Johns Hopkins Medicine Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
123 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Tons of opportunities for cutting-edge research, education, mentorship, shadowing, etc especially for the medical school applicant (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits including tuition remission (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay compared to industry and government agencies (in 6 reviews)

  • low salary for students, although they are working very hard which contributes more than what they are given (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Strong research programs and collaborative atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hopkins draws some really brilliant research PIs, most of whom also are very approachable. Support for grad students and postdocs is adequate to excellent depending on the department you choose. The benefits are usually outstanding.

    Cons

    The food isn't great and access to surrounding areas by public transportation is spotty. Security concerns bother some people but I've never felt threatened on or around campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Summer Intern- Marketing and Communications

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to healthcare provider marketing

    Cons

    Summer internship was unpaid, but otherwise had flexible hours

    Recommends
  3.  

    Johns Hopkins HS

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits and Best doctors and hospital care

    Cons

    no bonuses, expect emails and texts evenings and weekends without OT pay, no lunch breaks due to too much workload, dumping on by others under your bosses for extra workload, not mamy holidays recognized so you have to work those days when others are off for recognized holidays, you are expected to come to work during snow storms and hurricanes because you were a Hopkins badge, even though you are a glorified secretary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees' lives, you work from home occasionally, they should be able to do the same. We pay for parking in the City (very expensive) while executives pay nothing. You get bonuses we do NOT get a bonus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great employer

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great employer with national reputation. Great benefits including educational opportunities with tuition remission.

    Cons

    While I liked it while there, the pay wasn't competitive, And found that out after I left. However, I still consider it a great place to work,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great mission and organization - can't compete with market compensation

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The prestige, the mission, the staff and the technologies I got to work with. There was ample opportunity to work with leading edge technologies and interact with many leading technology vendors and solutions.

    Cons

    Frustrations stemmed from the incompetency of some senior or lead engineers with no consequences for there errors or lake of leadership. Many employees have been there 10+ years and settled in their ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your stellar employees and hold the less stellar employees accountable for their actions or inaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place, Great People

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent research institution, with great PIs.

    Cons

    Working with administrators. A lot of paperwork instead of updated computer systems.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stable Employer/Employment

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    Former Employee - Project Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You'll have a job for life.

    Cons

    Company slow to adapt/except change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look was ways to modernization non-medical operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Offers a lifetime of challenges and rewards.

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    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - IT Director in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Being part of a world-class organization with a positive mission that actually helps improve the human condition locally and around the world. Considerable flexibility that helps with work-life balance.

    Cons

    Slightly lower salaries, no big-time perks (like stock options). Enterprise-level decentralization that, on the one hand, is good and encourages self-initiative and minimizes bureaucracy, but on the other hand is frustrating when centralized resources and/or funding are required and very hard to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do much more to encourage and support entrepreneurship, coordination of resources such as core facilities, and put MUCH more emphasis on internal communication (like there's an HPC facility being built at the Bayview campus but nobody except those most immediately involve really know what's going on with it, or even know it's happening).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, professional and well organized

    Cons

    Annual pay increases have been 1%. Too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy employee is a productive employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    In the labs, but not for long...

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time

    Pros

    The name recognition is good for publishing and grants. There are a lot of cross-over (clinical, translational, animal facility, multi-disciplinary, etc) opportunities...although it may be overwhelming and hard to identify where and how to get your foot in a new door.

    Cons

    The turn-over is shorter than I was used to at a research-intensive university. Mainly because there aren't really graduate students at the Medical Campus downtown. As a result, we get 1 year MD fellows, lab techs taking a year off to apply to med school, and the occasional postdoc (staying 2-3yrs max). But if you get independent funding, they will help to promote you to faculty status.

    Approves of CEO

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