Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Medicor job experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a good number of vacation days and you get to take a class for free (just one that is fully paid for)

    Cons

    horrible human resources services salary not competitive


  2. Research assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment, intellectually stimulating work. Fantastic peers and mentors. Also, a great degree of freedom when it comes to designing experiments and creating new proposals. Funding is not a concern for most cases.

    Cons

    Food options are somewhat limited to the Charles Village area but there are some good options elsewhere. The amount of effort you put in is what you get in terms of results. No structure is both good and bad depending on who you are.

    Advice to Management

    Good, no complaints. Sometimes the leadership cares more about its image than its students/ faculty but recently its begun to change over the years.


  3. JHU is OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custodial Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Custodial Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Encourages learning. Has all types of development courses.

    Cons

    The pay is usually lower than other Universities or other organizations.


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  5. Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with and one can learn a lot. The environment is set to allow to grow.

    Cons

    The salary was not the best and was not very competitive. I guess the experience that you get takes care of this.

    Advice to Management

    Let people speak their mind.it helps to work together to come up with solutions as well. Let me be me.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Yay for science! Boo for personal life.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Access to incredible minds, great science, and lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Most tenure-track faculty are overwhelmed and exhausted. Most also expect students, post-docs and staff to at least be "on-call" to respond to emails, phone calls, texts, etc 24/7. In 8 years, I have yet to identify a mentor who I would like to emulate.


  7. Research Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working times; Great professor and colleagues to work with; Good ideas and brainstorms with them; Nice people

    Cons

    Not full-time; highly demanding; not much opportunity to get a position after the part-time phases; living around the area is not as nice as the work

    Advice to Management

    Maybe develop better surrounding living conditions although it's not their fault; but will attract more competent candidate if the overall condition could get better


  8. Research Technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University (More than a year)

    Pros

    learn new techniques, access to lots of scientific resource.

    Cons

    long term career opportunities are limited


  9. Good place to gain experience - don't stay too long

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Great people to interact with, you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Pay advancement is extremely weak


  10. Opinions of a Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    JHU has access to state-of-the-art technology and extremely bright, engaged, and world-renowned faculty. Students are innovative, competitive, and motivated.

    Cons

    Graduate student pay. JHU is very medically oriented, so if you desire to complete research is robotics a majority of the funding and interest is dedicated to the medical field.

    Advice to Management

    Professors delegate a majority of their menial work to graduate students. Therefore providing specific goals and desires would be helpful.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some people may see this as a con, but many positions like mine are quite autonomous. You have opportunities to do many things to expand your horizons and be a leader. We are encouraged to create, innovate, and improve. Professionalism is very high here.

    Cons

    Dependent upon where you work, ineffective and inefficient management really stymies growth and development. Work/life balance is a joke. If you have a 37.5, be prepared for mandatory, unpaid overtime. The administration means well, but there is a great deal of disconnect between them, upper management, middle management, and staff. Teamwork is encouraged, but only insomuch as what you offer to the team. There is little to no consideration for how the team can be of benefit to you.



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