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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
447 Reviews
3.9
447 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Great environment and great mentor.

    Cons

    There is only a few choices for food.

  2.  

    Research Asistance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    freedom, people are nice, not that hard

    Cons

    eastern coast, winter is cold

  3.  

    "The Research Specialist will work in a laboratory studying human stem cell biology and"
    "engineering. The research grou

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Our culture thrives on hard work, diversity, intellectual curiosity, innovation and teamwork. All of these characteristics make the university a great place to both develop professionally and make a difference.

    Cons

    Under initial supervision of the faculty investigator and lab research personnel, the Research
    Specialist performs tissue culture and molecular biology experiments. The Specialist will have
    independent projects and may be included as a co-author of publications resulting from his or her
    work in the laboratory. Specific techniques used include cell and tissue culture, PCR, DNA
    extraction and analysis, gel electrophoresis, flow cytometry and immunostaining. This position
    will involve animal work (mice), therefore comfort with animal models is a must. Applicants
    must be familiar with the operation of basic laboratory equipment and with sterile technique. In
    consultation with a supervisor, an experienced Specialist will perform, evaluate and troubleshoot
    methods as necessary, prepare solutions and reagents following standard procedures and keep an
    organized lab notebook. Meet at least weekly with principal investigator to report on research
    and laboratory status.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    lots of potential, terribly mismanaged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    academic neutrality because associated with Johns Hopkins University; attracts senior European officials to US for discussion; very well connected within the US government as well; for the small budget they operate on, they're able to do a lot;

    Cons

    take on too much for such a small office, which makes working environment stressful and disorganized; work is not appreciated by supervisors, who each work on their own project in a very disconnected manner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent people to work with, but administrative policies need to change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Name attracts the best and the brightest. Equates to a fantastic work environment

    Cons

    Administration needs to recognize the contribution of its hard working scientists that make it a great place with better pay and respect

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great benefits, mediocre salaries

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    great working environment for someone in research - there are constant opportunities for collaboration and amazing exposure to speakers/lecturers from all over. Benefits related to tuition help for dependents and retirement savings are excellent.

    Cons

    pay tends to be on the lower end, relative to working in private industry or at some other universities. research is carried out very independently at times so you need to be proactive and seek out collaborators and mentors for support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    You're on your own

    Current Employee - PhD Student in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Depending on where you are in the university, you could have access to great resources and experts.

    Cons

    Depending on where you are in the university, you could have arrogant faculty and poor resources available. Students are not as big a priority as getting grants and maintaining its reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better oversight and mentoring for students

  9.  

    Research Program Assistant II

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Great environment, awesome coworkers, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Baptism by fire, low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Academia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good JHU benefits, variety of work

    Cons

    Some management horrible, HR took too long to address, salary stagnant with little hope of growth/promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with the people on your team for their input on how things are managed and how they are supervised. Reward hard work with promotions and pay raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Not the worse place to work but definitely not the best!

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Program Coordinator II
    Former Employee - Senior Research Program Coordinator II

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you have family responsibilities outside of work.

    Cons

    No real oversight of management, thus horrible supervisors can pretty much treat employee's however they feel. Typically employee's are underpaid and overworked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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