Johns Hopkins University
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www.jhu.edu Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

Johns Hopkins University Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.9 176 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels

Ronald J. Daniels

(77 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great intellectual culture

    Faculty (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsVery energetic, productive, prestigious faculty
    Lots of opportunity and freedom to develop a research agenda
    Excellent library and research support staff
    Excellent, intellectually focused students
    Senior faculty are welcoming and generous when asked
    Baltimore is interesting with decent cost of living and rich local culture
    Close to DC and NYC
    JHU is an urban university with multiple campuses in Baltimore and DC. University leadership is taking positive steps to improve neighborhoods around its various campuses
    Lots of opportunities for non-faculty spouses

    ConsVery little mentoring
    Senior faculty do not take initiative in reaching out to new faculty
    Very high pressure "publish or perish" culture
    Baltimore's reputation as a high crime city is way overblown. Lots of local news focusing on crime, but actual statistics are not so bad. The city is quickly gentrifying with many safe, affordable neighborhoods.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more emphasis on developing a welcoming, collegial faculty culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsPeople are really nice and my manager was really helpful. Working environment is very good and the food.

    ConsThe only thing I can talk is that the problems are a little bit too boring. Work-Life is not a problem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging environment. Lots of talent. Known for academics and research, not business processes

    Director Finance (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsWorking with some brilliant people can be motivating. You won't become rich working at Hopkins, but you can make a living. Lots of opportunity for training and advancement. Good work is recognized.

    ConsYou may have to move laterally to move up. Talent is in the Academic and Research areas. Business leadership tends toward bureaucratic. You won't hear "thank you" from the top very often, but collegial relationships can be developed to accomplish what needs to be done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk around a little. Meet the staff and understand that they are more committed to mission and institutional mission than leadership. Look for competence and creativity, not for acquiescence. Management needs to earn respect in the same way staff is measured through competence and collaboration.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very cool place to work ... loved the atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsBeing in an academic environment around great minds; beautiful campus; gym on site; great neighborhood; a lot of diversity; friendly co-workers

    ConsSubstandard pay compared to the corporate world

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsA place to interact with a lot of people.

    ConsLimited space for compensation promotion.

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    Great Place to Work!

    Senior Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    Prosgreat benefits, good work culture, and the ability to move around to different departments and keep all benefits

    ConsA lot of red tape with decision making and upper management can be hard to work with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great scientific experience.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsGreat academic institution overall with great name, a lot of amazing people around, great work culture and networking opportunities.

    ConsDependence on the grant support - became less reliable recently, the employment is never secure. Pay is not the greatest. Really bad neighborhood - with all the assaults and robbing taking place on streets just a few steps away from the campus, you can never feel safe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsA great place to work.

    ConsReally bad place to live.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good organization to work for.

    Computer Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsGood benefits and competitive salary.

    ConsFunding not stable, some questionable ethical practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to what made you a desirable place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great working environment with students, faculty, and staff.

    Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsWonderful colleagues, both the faculty and staff, in my experience. The benefits were great. I had a great working relationship with my boss and various other departments and offices.

    ConsParking is a challenge. There wasn't a lot of room for salary increases even if you were out-performing your job requirements.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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