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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
395 Reviews
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395 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 21 reviews)


Cons
  • You may see a maximum 2% increase which doesn't cover cost of living expenses increase (in 7 reviews)

  • Medical campus can seem very impersonal (in 9 reviews)

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    satisfied

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can review some of the knowledge while doing TA. Only 10 hours per week. It is quite helpful for a student to be a TA. You can also get some money while you are studying there.

    Cons

    It may be easier for PHD student to get the position. For undergraduate and master student, you just apply as soon as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is quite OK with the management. The professor who teach that course will first ask the PHD in his team whether they want to be the TA, and then, if there are no proper candidates, the department will sent email to all the students for recruiting the TA.

    Recommends
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    Excellent!

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Research Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    I have been employed with JHU for 14+ years and have truly learned a lot from the experience. There are always mentors, opportunities, and learning experiences available.

    Cons

    The administration at JHU can be challenging. Slow and lots of red tape at various steps. Perhaps that is the case with an institution this large!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great 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

    Pros

    Office Culture, Freedom to express and execute creativity

    Cons

    Not that I am aware of so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current management is best so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Straightforward, graduate research assistantship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    There are benefits in gaining research skills and experience, direct access to otherwise extremely busy faculty who may be hard to connect with in class.

    Cons

    There are no benefits like health insurance or tuition remission for part time employees. There isn't really a career ladder, but that's expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide benefits to student researchers such as reduced rates for health insurance or tuition remission.

  6.  

    Very educational

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Very pleasent place to work lot's of educational training available parking available very easy commute for DC MD and VA in the heart of the city

    Cons

    Challenges of working at SAIS is who or what department you would be working in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After wotking at Johns Hopkins University SAIS for 25 years management to a change not in the best direction for most employees.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Awesome summer teaching experience.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything depends on which site you work at - I worked at LAN and had an amazing time. The office/support staff are amazing, and the kids are great.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Everything depends on which site you work at, and I can testify that LAN, at least, is amazing.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Excellent place to do research and supportive faculty and staff!

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by exceptional people who are smart and committed. Within my department, office administration is super knowledgeable and supportive. Beautiful campus to work on!

    Cons

    Pay and benefits standard for postdocs. No solution to this larger problem.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment with many exciting areas of research.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel that my supervisor is not helping me plan and achieve my career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work!

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at the MSE library for the summer part time. Well, the work itself is kind of boring. But I have a group of soo nice colleagues that are so nice . I really enjoyed the work there.

    Cons

    I know a student work there (half study half work) and was exempted of all the tuition fees for the graduate study

    Recommends
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    Inexperienced manager, politics and hypocrisy

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Good 401 k benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    Worked 50 hrs a week with no recognition , and got on the wrong side of office politics. Manager had little experience in management and was dependent on others to do his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you see a manager is constantly having to let go and hire people for a position then perhaps the problem is not the employee but the actual manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
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