The Johns Hopkins Hospital
3.7 of 5 65 reviews
www.hopkinsmedicine.org Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.7 65 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

The Johns Hopkins Hospital President Ronald R. Peterson

Ronald R. Peterson

(27 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Cutting Edge technology, GREAT benefits (although we pay a lot for insurance)"
    in 4 reviews
  • "good benefits, good culture of research,there is change everywhere,the units are state of the art and interactive for patients"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Competitive and cutthroat work environment"
    in 3 reviews
  • "academic focus takes precedence - patient care takes back burner"
    in 3 reviews
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    New manager

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    Prosi have been there 5 months, shocking how down to earth and nice everyone is despite the other reviews. Great work/home balance. Not a day I drive in on Wolfe Street, look up and see the Johns Hopkins on the side of the building and think wow! The benefits cover 100% of the treatment that you receive at the # hospital in the country...

    ConsIt can take a while to get things done, but maybe because people are laid back?

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, keep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of opportunity but very low salaries

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros--Endless amounts of in-house training available.
    --Lots of bright people doing interesting things.
    --Good leadership.
    --If you have a flexible degree or background, it seems like you could move around inside the institution quite a bit, doing different things over the years.

    Cons--Ridiculously low salaries for everyone across the board--doctors earn in lowest 25th percentile in their field, and many IT jobs go unfilled for years due to very low salaries. JHH is experiencing the same financial pinch as everyone else in healthcare/academic medicine, but given historically stingy spending on salaries, it's worse here. As they say at Harvard, "You can't eat prestige."
    --Also, culture can be stuffy, old-fashioned and formal, favoring faculty at the expense of staff. (It is usual for physicians to be called Dr. So-and-So and for them to address everyone else as FirstName, which is not the case in every health care setting.)
    --Tuition coverage benefit is great for employees with college-age children--can be an enormous benefit--but for those of us with no children, that benefit is worthless and essentially we end up subsidizing the other employees with kids. Annoying.
    --No retirement contribution matching.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe very low salaries are your biggest problem, but you probably already know that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsStability within the health care space. Good benefits package. Recognized yearly as the number one hospital in the country if not the world.

    ConsThere may be a disparity in compensation between Hopkins positions versus other private sector positions. Yet Hopkins rarely ever lays off employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    unappreciated unless you're a doctor

    Help Desk (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    Proscoworkers are pretty great. that's it.

    Consterrible pay, terrible raises. lots of favoritism,cronyism, and nepotism. management cares nothing about sacrifices of employees. no room to move up unless you know someone, even if you have superior reviews....

    Advice to Senior Managementhire managers with management skills. not your friends and family!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Reliable Employment, Decent Pay, Decent Benefits

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsGood work/life balance; regular cost of living increases; flexible working hours

    ConsThe budget for training has been decreasing for several years. There are no bonuses for finishing projects early or below budget.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not Bad

    Resident (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsReasonable working hours and life balance

    ConsToo many small pieces going on

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Registered Nurse (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat support for nurses and opportunities to learn. Compassionate, caring co-workers.

    ConsParking costly, but very well patrolled and helpful attendents and security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, always a pleasure to have support from management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved my time there

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe environment is awesome and the health care is great

    ConsThe neighborhood that the hospital is in is quite bad

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    Great place for new graduate nurses

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExtensive nurse residency, provides a lot of support and useful resources.

    ConsRotating 50/50 nights and days can be difficult and lengthy orientation depending on unit

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My first job EVER

    Food Service Worker (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsGood pay, great hours, lots of overtime

    ConsStrict work environment (sometimes), some supervisors showed a lot of favoritism

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo not be so hard on its workers that have been there for years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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