Johns Hopkins University Reviews in Maryland

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
358 Reviews

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Pros
  • Very friendly environment and excellent work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • merit increases frequently capped at 2 % with no additional cost of living (in 6 reviews)

  • Bad neighborhood for the medical campus (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Good name, great experience, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lab existence depends from a grant support!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    It is the best place to work for student workers and learn about the real world. Fantastic Boss and Mentors available pretty much 24/7. Well structured organization and leaders understand the vision and know how to share with the team. Great place to work and learn about the education business.

    Cons

    Securities are not part of JHU so they do behave somewhat too authoritative and disrespectful to staffs and students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more involvement with student workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    constant learning...loved it

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

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

    Pros

    security is very good
    and u get a platform where you have a constant learning

    Cons

    weather conditions are bit difficult to work in.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for research

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Diversity of labs all with top notch professors. Lots of great seminars

    Cons

    Lack of focus on basic science. The institution as a whole prides itself on its medical training and hospital, but places little emphasis on research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career services, bring in people with a larger breadth of expertise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Innovative Place

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    Current Employee - Preventive Medicine Resident  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Preventive Medicine Resident in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Johns Hopkins is an innovative place with great resources especially for research

    Cons

    I am in the Preventive Medicine Department, and there is very poor support for Preventive Medicine unfortunately. Funding was cut to our department. The salary for Preventive Medicine Residency is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our immediate management is wonderful with Barbara and Dottie helping us become adjusted to working at Hopkins

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    a great place for research not very decent salary

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

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

    Pros

    state of art facilities, friendly people, free shuttle to almost everywhere in the city

    Cons

    low salary, relative long work time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    For master students

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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great professors and fellow students.
    Lots of great opportunities to get involved with large projects.

    Cons

    Education is more on the academia side, and may not be that competitive in job seeking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good collegial environment for research and medicine; management often lacks business experience outside academia.

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality & Innovation Coach  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Quality & Innovation Coach in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    World-class research and practice for medicine and public health. There is no shortage of improvement projects to work on. Lots of pull for Lean Sigma assistance from many parts of the organization. Lean Sigma colleagues are a great team to work with. Internal customers are very appreciative of assistance.

    Cons

    Politics trump process innovation. Change is often squashed by those comfortable with their tenure in the academic side or their longevity growing up in the hospital side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To executives (Sr. VP's and higher), pay attention to the employee feedback on your VP's, Sr. Directors and Directors. You may need to do some house-cleaning. This applies particularly to those leaders who have been at Hopkins a long time and moved around frequently within the organization. If you look at the reasons why, you may find those reasons are not always due to demonstrated competency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Postdoctoral fellow

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for research if you're looking to move forward in your career. Great people to work with

    Cons

    No job security since many research positions are based on research grants.This could be different in medical school campus where some money comes from clinical revenue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    JHU Engineering Postdocs

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Postdoc experience is very dependent on the lab and advisor, so choose wisely. Pay is comparable or higher compared to other engineering-based postdocs. Also depends on the lab.

    Cons

    Postdoc hours could be very long and pay is not very reasonable considering industry options in engineering. Insurance is decent unless you have a family to cover in which case it can be as high as 11K.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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