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Johns Hopkins University Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
423 Reviews
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423 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important (in 15 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • You may see a maximum 2% increase which doesn't cover cost of living expenses increase (in 7 reviews)

  • Not much work/life balance in the culture (in 7 reviews)

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    Teaching assistant

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Flexible hours, helpful instructors to show you how to teach in a classroom setting. Not too many students in your recitation section.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours if you are not good at time management as far as grading and office hours. Students are very motivated, but often want to be walked through every step.

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    Depending on what you want, it could be a great place (for research) or a terrible place.

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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 University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not everybody here is the smartest but they sure are very hard-working and most of them love their jobs. Great for collaborative research!

    Cons

    Very low pay because its prestige. Mediocre teaching (faculty is encouraged to research but discouraged to care about teaching at least in Public Health).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ok

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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very few promotion opportunities, if you wanna get promoted don't count too much on your skills, count on your connections and on your political skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be closer and listen to your team members, because their success is simply yours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good COMPANY

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well Balanced , leadership, flexibility

    Cons

    Employment Process is extensive, compensation benefits and vacation, medical leave is good for University.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    great!

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Research support is good. Resource is good.

    Cons

    poor location is really bad. Not much really to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Specialist with 14 Years of Experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Tuition remission to take classes and further your career

    Cons

    Low pay and little room for advancement

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    No Senior Staff Support

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A diverse work environment. Education benefit is the real benefit here.

    Cons

    JHU administration does not support research employees and do not have any sort of retention plan in place when funding for positions is tight. Do not let the door hit you on the way out. Even senior staff are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    JHU needs to think about its policies regarding personnel. The institutional memory and experience that is lost every year through the lack of a mechanism to retain talent is staggeringly short sighted. JHU will not be able to return to #1 or hold that position again if it continues to flush its experienced people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for doing graduate research

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great academic atmosphere, lots of collaborations going on (preclinical and clinical), one of the top medical institution world-wide.

    Cons

    bad neighborhood esp. east baltimore where the medical institution located

  10.  

    Great Work Environment but lower on the pay scale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Very supportive environment to work in. Benefits are good but there were substantially cut in the last year I was there.

    Cons

    Constant rumors that senior staff doesn't contribute as much to total benefits as the underlings. The pay is on the low side but You are constantly encouraged to grow professionally and take classes to grow professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency when it comes to benefits. If you are going to pay less than the national average it's my opinion that you should raise tuition reimbursement and the professional development stipend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A community that supports it's employees, student, and faculty.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    JHU truly cares about their employees and their community. Benefits are amazing (health, dental, benefits savings plan, education reimbursement for the employee and their family, and more). They support their employees and help them succeed and grow. JHU's values to the surrounding community and culture are admirable.

    Cons

    The pay for support staff, while competitive, does leave a bit to be desired. HOWEVER, they make up for it in benefits.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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