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Johns Hopkins Medicine Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
116 Reviews

3.9
116 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.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Great Place, Great People

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

    Pros

    Excellent research institution, with great PIs.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable Employer/Employment

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

    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
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  5.  

    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

    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
  6.  

    Great Place to work

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

    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
  7.  

    In the labs, but not for long...

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

    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
  8.  

    None Professional

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    The Benefits are the best in the world

    Cons

    Nutrition Department Leadership do not have respect for it's employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership need to take customer service classes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate Assistant

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

    Pros

    One gets to learn a lot. Working with the best doctors and researchers in the field of medicine helps you a lot to grow as a student.

    Cons

    As a graduate assistant, working hours are not fixed. You may be called in anytime to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing

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

    Pros

    Great People who love working with curious minds. It offers a lot of intellectually stimulating opportunities. I met with various important doctors who made the environment inspiring.

    Cons

    The pay is not as high as it should be. Considering the difficulty of the science at hand, $17 an hour is not nearly enough considering the educational background.

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    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Lots of groundbreaking research going on. Tons of smart and interesting people. Good benefits including tuition remission.

    Cons

    Bad neighborhood, either have to pay for expensive on-campus parking or deal with shuttles from satellite parking lots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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