Johns Hopkins Medicine

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
129 Reviews
3.8
129 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 7 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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Employee 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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3.  

    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 (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
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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 (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.  

    Chaos.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Looks great on resume, decent benefits package. Great training opportunities for new employees.

    Cons

    Really high turnover rate, serious mismanagement at the sr. director level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Big hospital

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for advancement and good education benefits

    Cons

    Poor compensation for heavy workload;high turnover rate in nursing.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Overall positive - work with smart people who are appreciative of your work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Pros

    Good benefits - tuition, PTO, pension
    Ability to get involved and learn new things regularly

    Cons

    Compensation low compared to other health systems
    No clear direction from leadership / very political

    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 (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.  

    post-doc fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins Medicine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice place. Competitive. lots of seminars

    Cons

    No benefits for post-docs. growth is slow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Missed Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Multiple locations across Maryland. Some really great people, who have great ideas and want to make a difference. I wish I could say more.

    Cons

    Wrought with nepotism, favoritism, and senior management's thwarting of innovation, unless it's their ideas. HR sides with directors and executive team when it comes to employee issues. Employees avoid lodging complaints or submitting appeals for fear of becoming a target of reprisal. I've seen this happen on more than one occasion, and employees resigned in lieu of getting fired. Salary levels are not at all competitive. The gestalt is that it's the "privilege, not the salary, of working Hopkins" which attracts and retains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk-the-talk very well. Why not walk-the-walk too. Your follow-through is lacking in so many ways. You miss countless opportunities by not tapping into your employees true talents and potential. Physicians and nurses aren't the best people to make all of the company's business decisions and be all of the directors. If you what to know why your Gallup, SAQ, and CAHPS scores, employee retention, and revenue performance is in the state it is, then take a honest and serious look in the mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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