Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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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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  1. Not a bad position

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

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

    Pros

    -Telecommute when possible -Flexible Hours

    Cons

    -Low pay -Infrequent evaluations for performance raise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    great school and great place to work

    Cons

    have to conform to many different rules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. I have gained a lot of knowledge and education through working here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    great healthcare benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    pay is just less than average

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  5. JHU -Columbia MD Campus

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts / Corporate Perks program
    Health and life – Medical, dental, FSA, disability, life insurance, legal assistance and more.
    Healthy@Hopkins – Rewards program, Wellnet services and Employee Health and Wellness Center.
    Paid time off / vacation
    Qualifying Status Changes
    Retirement and pension
    Training and education
    Tuition assistance
    Work, Life and Engagement programs

    Cons

    Long hours and no room for negotiating pay, hiring manager and hr people decide what pay grade is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider talking to employees more and treating them as equals, not replaceable pawns, go by university closings, so plenty of days off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place for college students

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant
    Former Employee - Program Assistant

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

    Pros

    Good salary, work with great children, teachers are incredibly well qualified.

    Cons

    Structure of workplace is very rigid, not open to change, treat Program Assistants as if they are older campers as opposed to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to feedback from staff, the surveys taken at the end of a session don't often lead to real change in workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. If there was an opportunity to move up within my division I would stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Great organization to work for. Community focused and demands excellence from all employees.

    Cons

    No room to be promoted in my current division, but that is not true in other areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. great place to work at!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Friendly, diverse, cutting edge, top-ranked

    Cons

    None I can think of

  9. A good place to do science

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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

    Pros

    Very beautiful campus though a little bit small. Exceptional research environment -- I work in physics department, which has two Nobel prize laureate and bunch of world leading experts in separate fields.

    Cons

    Not very safe in surrounding area outside the campus. Not much fun here, the life is boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you devote yourself to pure scientific research, it'll be a perfect place to go

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  10. Hopkins has become a mediocre place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many good colleagues. Decent benefits (although they have seen a decline). A lot of work-life flexibility.

    Cons

    Terrible pay with little or no increases for the last six years. A lot of dead end jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Research abounds

    Current Intern - Undergraduate Researcher in Baltimore, MD
    Current Intern - Undergraduate Researcher in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's easy to find research opportunities here at Hopkins. If you do your homework and play your cards right, you can end up in a lab that you really want to be in.

    Cons

    As an undergrad, you have next to no power in the lab workspace. While this isn't generally an issue, sometimes other grad students in the space aren't the most savory people to be around.

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