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"Challenging, very demanding and stressful, but rewarding at the end."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent infrastructure, good scientific support.

Cons

Extremely stressful and highly demanding.

Other Employee Reviews for Johns Hopkins University

  1. "The best student job on the planet"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Recommends

    Pros

    The staff at the career center are some of the best human beings you will find. You can expect at least 3-4 "his" and "hellos" every time you enter. The staff really take the time to get to know you and take a personal stake in your success.

    Cons

    It's not a job where you necessarily learn something that will enhance your career. Most students are desk or peer assistants. As a peer assistant, you will learn to review tons of resumes, but that doesn't necessarily mean you will get a job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Great place to do research, but needs better administrative support"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment, loads of renowned faculty (many of them are HHMI), access to state of the art resources, proximity to NIH provides opportunities for collaboration. Hopkins is also in Baltimore, which offers a relatively low cost of living compared to other cities on the East Coast.

    Cons

    Depends a lot on the department you're in. Administrative staff are hired by each department independently - for our department, there's been a lot of turnover with the staff, they are mostly new and push responsibilities around and generally unhelpful. Also, the animal facilities at Hopkins are not maintained under strict protocol, which means mice get infected easily, caretakers don't even tell you if your mice are dead and are not incentivized to care about such issues.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between research labs and administrators, administrators need to be made accountable for supporting research staff.

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