Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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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. Graduate Research Assistant

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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment, great resources, world class institution, challenging work with opportunities to really make an impact, remarkably nice faculty members

    Cons

    Constant pressure to succeed, work can be extremely difficult, science funding is getting cut, long hours in the laboratory, limited options outside of science/medicine

  2. working smart always forcus

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Opelika, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Opelika, AL

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    There good people are always happy

    Cons

    The hours we get not bad at all

  3. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

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

    Pros

    +Amazing resources and brilliant minds.
    +Ability to take on more if you are hardworking
    +Good mentors

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Can have an intense culture

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to give researchers good mentors which allow for growth. It benefits both parties.

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  5. research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    lots of opportunity and students work hard

    Cons

    no time to relax, which is good

    Advice to Management

    good enough

  6. School

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Good theoretical knowledge gain, nice view

    Cons

    career services are underdeveloped, lack of establishment

  7. Great flexibility and work environment

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - my P I has a laissez-faire attitude but with high expectations and is very helpful
    - great flexibility of working anywhere and wherever is convenient

    Cons

    - coworkers can be competitive and unhelpful, or have very busy schedules such that it is hard to stay on schedule

    Advice to Management

    - check up on each student individually and have some tangible way to monitor progress from each contributor
    - have students work on different projects

  8. great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great school and great place to work

    Cons

    have to conform to many different rules

  9. 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

  10. Great experience--working alongside top-researchers in their field was a great learning experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    The Johns Hopkins name is meaningful--especially in medicine and medical robotics. The work was interesting and the people were amazing.

    Cons

    There is a lot of focus on getting work done and learning quickly which sometimes requires long-hours, but overall, the benefits outweigh the negative many times over.

  11. Hopkins is great!

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - research opportunities
    - flexibility
    - nice people
    - location

    Cons

    perhaps pathway to a permanent career is unclear or not easy!

    Advice to Management

    Stay as nice as you are!

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