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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
410 Reviews
3.9
410 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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  1.  

    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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    TA

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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

    The professors are excellent and you can learn a lot.
    The salary here is attracting.

    Cons

    As everyone here is hard working, you should learn always otherwise you will lose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put more attention to Carey Business School.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Staff are very nice and helpful. The faculty are really really professional. The pay is also not bad at the same time.

    Cons

    it is not always good to be a manager in this place because sometimes the employee may report you when you do something they don't like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Postdoc at Hopkins

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    The professional development office is very helpful. This is a great resource if you have any questions about career counseling for positions in industry, academia, or government.
    There is also free parking for postdocs.

    Cons

    Not much work/life balance in the culture

  11.  

    Pleasant working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great networking and advancement is possible.

    Cons

    Based on your division compensation might be considered competitive.

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