Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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Pros
  • Very friendly environment and excellent work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • They offer a great benefits package (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Some departments have a better work-life balance than others (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1. Research assistant - graduate student

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best research universities, just to name a few: Excellent academic environment Open opportunities for every student Access to cutting edge technology Proficient in both fundamental and translational research

    Cons

    Health insurance for homewood students is not satisfactory Working in another campus (other than the home campus) could be a pain Very little social life for grad students Career center mostly focuses on undergrads

    Advice to Management

    More social events and career coaching for grads Better compensation More freedom in transiting between different campuses


  2. Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pension, flexibility, great colleagues, holidays, facilities.

    Cons

    long hours, expensive city, etc.


  3. Great Benefits!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hopkins offers excellent benefits for full time staff

    Cons

    The culture seems a bit stiff, not very much communication with other people outside of the office (except the janitors! they are nice!)


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  5. Clinic Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Clinic Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Clinic Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits: up to 44days of vacation and 90days of sick - accumulated annually until you reach max. 12 paid holidays. Tuition remission for self and children. affordable health plans and benefits.

    Cons

    Close to office parking is expensive in garage and is taken out of pay automatically. offsite parking is cheaper but need to rely on shuttle. Salary is not as competitive and not very flexible. Less than average pay for lots of work. You wear multiple hats. Too many political ladders to climb. There are many leaders/managers to answer too and change takes time.


  6. Ph.D. Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collaborative research environment and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Living in Baltimore is not ideal.


  7. CTY at JHU, Haverford Site

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Haverford, PA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Haverford, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive, experienced management. While working here, it was evident that all administrators and managers knew what to do in the event of change or the unexpected.

    Cons

    The cafeteria food is lackluster, and frequently repetitive -- look forward to the same breakfast, every day. And they don't even have grits!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the current team. Most of you have more than five years of experience, and great connections with the staff at Haverford College. If new members need to be brought in, please train them before the program, rather than forcing them to learn as they go, since there isn't a lot of time for on-the-job training.


  8. Ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, tuition assistance for undergrad education.

    Cons

    No room for growth, small raises, parking is expensive. University politics

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for doing good work and weed out the ones who complain about everything


  9. Great place to grow, very flexible

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible in terms of hours, oversight appropriate, not overbearing

    Cons

    Little direction, can be too loose in terms of structure

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes people are not held accountable... there was one freelancer who was doing the indesign work for us. He came into the office around 12 times while I was there during the summer, I ended up doing a lot of his work. Hold people accountable.


  10. Graduate Student Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Communications Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Communications Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a very flexible schedule and could work hours when it was easy for me. As a student it worked out well as I could work when I had the time.

    Cons

    One of the major cons of working as a graduate research assistant was that my work was largely busy work. I was support staff.

    Advice to Management

    My boss was quite great and very helpful. She was always available to me if I had questions and never hesitated to help me.


  11. Sr. Community Outreach Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits; Diversity in cultures and clients served.

    Cons

    Low salaries, hard to find upgrades.



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