Tuition Remission if going back to school
Great health insurance coverage. Minimal university contribution to retirement savings.
Paid time off varies by position. Even though I am in a mid level role, it is classified as "support staff" for benefits purposes which means 10 vacation days per year, plus 2 floating holidays and 12 sick days. It is a major reason why I am leaving JHU. As someone who is rarely sick this means I can use leave time at a rate far lower than any other employer I've ever had. My last job had 22 vacation days. Had I realized this before accepting my position at JHU I never would have taken the job. Other benefits (like health insurance and 403b) are ok but the state universities have better health premiums with lower deductibles. Tuition reimbursement is also terrible - if you already have a bachelor's degree, they only reimburse you for classes taken at Johns Hopkins and only at about $5500 per year. This barely covers 1 class at a graduate level. I calculated that it would take me 14 years to get a Masters in Public Health at that rate. But you can't be reimbursed if you take courses elsewhere. It's kind of a joke.
Best: 1) Generous paid leave: 22 vacation days (if you're senior staff - meaning your position is a level 4 or above). If you're support staff (levels 1-3), the vacation is not great (starts at 10 days your first year, goes to 15 your 2nd-7th year, then 22 days after 8 years). There's also 12 sick days/yr plus 9 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays. 2) Good health insurance (low deductible plans - usually $250 or $500 for an individual), broad coverage (including fertility assistance - which can be rare). 3) Parental leave policy (as of July 2017). If you gave birth to a child, you get 10 weeks of full-paid leave. If you adopted a child, or if you're a new father, you get 4 weeks of full-paid parental leave. Even though this doesn't seem like a lot, sadly, it's a lot more than many other organizations offer (especially non-profits). Worst: 1) Low/unequitable salary compensation and generally little room for upward mobility Could be better: 1) Retirement contribution from JHU is at 4% of your salary, regardless of your own contribution. However, you either have to be 35+ years old or have been with JHU for at least 2 years before this benefit kicks in. This goes to 8% when you turn 35. The plus side is you're always vested (for both your and the university's contribution).
Benefits for everyone ! Tuition remission available
Partial college tuition reimbursement for a child is amazing perk for staff and faculty. The staff get a lot less time off than the faculty though some staff positions can blur into teaching positions.
Johns Hopkins University is super strong on med research. you can find almost whatever you want in med field in JHU
Good amount of PTO, 401K matching only above a certain age or if you've been there for 2 years
Lots of insurance coverage across the board.
Very expensive health insurance, even for senior staff and the coverage sucks. Why does JHU offer such terrible insurance coverage when they provide health care?
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.