Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
424 Reviews
3.9
424 Reviews
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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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!

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Research support is good. Resource is good.

    Cons

    poor location is really bad. Not much really to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Research Specialist with 14 Years of Experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Tuition remission to take classes and further your career

    Cons

    Low pay and little room for advancement

  3.  

    Great benefits, lousy pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Education, Heath Insurance, time off, flexibility, etc. are all enough to make you deal with the many cons.

    Cons

    Everything take forever to get done at Hopkins. At my yearly review 14 months ago I was promised a raise. My boss actually gave it to me, however we have been jumping through administrative and HR hoops ever since. Paying for parking is a pain also. I stopped baying to park on campus recently, so now I have to park in a neighborhood near work and walk kind of far into campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    No Senior Staff Support

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    A diverse work environment. Education benefit is the real benefit here.

    Cons

    JHU administration does not support research employees and do not have any sort of retention plan in place when funding for positions is tight. Do not let the door hit you on the way out. Even senior staff are not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    JHU needs to think about its policies regarding personnel. The institutional memory and experience that is lost every year through the lack of a mechanism to retain talent is staggeringly short sighted. JHU will not be able to return to #1 or hold that position again if it continues to flush its experienced people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Research Asistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    medical school is good. Biology is strong

    Cons

    not many people. Maybe too "research"

  7.  

    Graduate Research Assistant at JHU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Small department. Small student body. Beautiful campus

    Cons

    busy work schedule. Baltimore isn't too nice.

  8.  

    post-doc at Johns hopkins

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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)

    Pros

    there are many great scientists at johns hopkins because it is the one of the best research institution.

    Cons

    there are too competition between post-docs in the same lab. Sometimes they are not friendly each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for doing graduate research

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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)

    Pros

    Great academic atmosphere, lots of collaborations going on (preclinical and clinical), one of the top medical institution world-wide.

    Cons

    bad neighborhood esp. east baltimore where the medical institution located

  10.  

    Great Work Environment but lower on the pay scale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Very supportive environment to work in. Benefits are good but there were substantially cut in the last year I was there.

    Cons

    Constant rumors that senior staff doesn't contribute as much to total benefits as the underlings. The pay is on the low side but You are constantly encouraged to grow professionally and take classes to grow professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency when it comes to benefits. If you are going to pay less than the national average it's my opinion that you should raise tuition reimbursement and the professional development stipend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great institution, not so great pay

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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

    One of the top academic medical research institutions in the country
    Overall, a very collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Salaries are usually on the low end of the scale as compared to other institutions
    For PhDs, very difficult to advance: almost no internal support to advance along the tenure track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do more to assist junior faculty: in this funding atmosphere, it's almost impossible to stay in academia. Institutions like Hopkins are losing faculty even though their research reputation depends upon the presence of a large body of researchers.

    Recommends

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