Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professors are a great source of knowledge. It is very fulfilling to work with students and guide them to understand material. Surrounded by an amazing network of professors and students.

    Cons

    At times, particularly after midterm or final exam, long hours of grading. This can be quite tiring and monotonous, especially for larger classes.

    Advice to Management

    Professors should meet regularly with TAs so that they are on the same page and to avoid any miscommunication. Regular updates between TAs and professors allow a better experience with fewer risks.


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    Administrator

    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    Johns Hopkins University is a very attractive employer in many areas. It's an intellectually challenging environment, there are plenty of opportunities for professional networking and training, benefits are very good and work-life balance is respected.

    Cons

    Working at Johns Hopkins University contains its downside. Some faculty and senior staff are protected due to reputation, despite their abusive, mean attitude and deportment towards staff. Some members of executive leadership have disregard for department-level management.


  3. Good place to start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Smart people, good culture, diverse mix of people

    Cons

    Can be competitive at times


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  5. CTY Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Fayetteville, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Fayetteville, NY

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The job is awesome!! All the people are great and you will build long lasting friendships here.

    Cons

    It's long hours and you're always busy, but the experience is worth it.


  6. Monitor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Monitor in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Student Monitor in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Really great place for students to work, gives plenty of free time to work on academic studies - Great supervisors, very supportive of students

    Cons

    - There are no cons to this position, really

    Advice to Management

    - Could give monitors opportunities to develop other skills and assist supervisors in other activities


  7. Working Hard for the Money

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Administrative staff is given a very high level of responsibility. There is room to grow because your skill set will expand quickly. Having Hopkins on your resume opens many, many doors. There is a culture of excellence there that demands respect from others. Great benefits, lots of training classes for professional development purposes. The library is first class, tremendous resources. Lots of free food all the time because of so many campus events.

    Cons

    Everyone there is majorly stressed out. Pay is not competitive, especially with UMB, UMBC and UMCP nearby. The work never seems to stop, it's a 24/7 type of thing where you are seen as less committed if you only work during business hours. Completely normal to see a lower level admin responding to emails at 10pm on a Friday night. Other than the lifers (those who are grandfathered under the old pension plan), most sane people will eventually burn out and leave. Although some people thrive here, the university is definitely not for everyone. This is also the type of institution which will fire you in a heartbeat. There is no job security so it's best to leave when the crazy starts to show.

    Advice to Management

    You will never be considered a great place to work until the culture of bullying and cronyism is addressed.


  8. benefits representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Benefits Representative in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great work environment , great coworkers

    Cons

    not enough advancement , stagnant positions


  9. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience for work for them

    Cons

    Micro management for work for them

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage


  10. Research assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many great research opportunities however must be proactive with contacting professors

    Cons

    Undergraduate research assistants considered dispensable


  11. Good place to learn and grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible hours, great collaboration.

    Cons

    Pays less than other academic institutes.



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