Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Employee Benefit: 401K Plan | Glassdoor

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 401K Plan

Updated Apr 11, 2017

60 employees reported this benefit

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Employer Summary

As a university-affiliated organization, we offer a 403(b) defined contribution retirement plan. Otherwise identical to a for-profit company's 401(k) plan, our 403(b) is fully vested.


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Employee Comments

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  • Apr 05, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Laurel, Maryland

    Matching to encourage participation, a reputable management company.

  • Jun 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current associate professional staff 1 in Laurel, Maryland

    Great plan. They match plus give free 2.5 % after first year. So invest 4 % and they give additional 6.5 % for free.

  • Jan 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Professional Staff in Laurel, Maryland

    Good base contribution (3%?), very good matching. One of the most generous retirement benefits around.

  • Aug 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Aerospace Engineer in Laurel, Maryland

    One of the best things they offer; they match you 2 for 1, up to 10%.

  • Jul 31, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Laurel, Maryland

    The 403b match is 2 to 1 up to 4%

  • Mar 09, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Staff II in Laurel, Maryland

    Provides 2 parts - matching but also separate contribution so totals up to 10.5% of salary.

  • Aug 31, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Professional Staff I in Laurel, Maryland

    Vanguard, but APL keeps messing with the fund options, they recently swapped a fund for a small reduction in fees with one that makes 2% less on a 5-10 year average rate of return. I don't think that's an improvement. It was the best performing fund of all the available options. Sigh. They have a good matching plan and minimum employer contribution after one year of service.

  • Jun 17, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Financial Analyst in Laurel, Maryland

    Awesome 401K plan. The matching contributions that JHUAPL gives you is great. I don't know or have ever heard of a better matching plan out there.

  • Jan 29, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Manager in Laurel, Maryland

    Great matching (fully vested after 1 year) - contribute 4% yourself and APL matches with 10.5%

  • Jan 02, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Associate Professional Staff II in Laurel, Maryland

    Amazing benefits plan that contributes 2-1 for up to 8% and a free 2%


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