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Jhpiego Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Jhpiego President and CEO Leslie D. Mancuso
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  1. "---"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Program Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jhpiego full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great organization mission and values.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for professional growth early in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in younger staff now rather than trying to recruit new talent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Vice President in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jhpiego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission of innovating to save lives in low resources settings. Great staff and great reputation in the global health community

    Cons

    Fast pace, demanding and rapid growth. Real action is in the field offices so need to be comfortable with US-based home office support role.

    Advice to Management

    Continue current good efforts to strengthen the human resource function


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Program Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Program Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jhpiego full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers, I am passionate about our work, appreciate the capacity building approach, chance to travel and interact with staff in our field offices

    Cons

    Organization has grown very quickly and there are inefficiencies that have resulted; hard working intelligent staff make up for the organizational processes shortcomings; some reticence on behalf of management to compensate the staff time needed to establish and use quality assurance processes

    Advice to Management

    Stop growing and focus on quality in existing programs; also, the field offices need to see HQ as a resource rather than oversight


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work - except for dealing with HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company overall. I've been pretty happy here for 3+ years. Unfortunately I think I have to fight for every raise and promotion (see Cons below), but I think there is a culture of learning and hard work to achieve great results.

    Cons

    The HR leadership is infuriating to deal with. Whether it's hiring new people to join our team, or negotiating raises, or even just planning events, I dread most interactions with HR. I think it stems from poor leadership, and 1-2 individuals at the top who are in cahoots and can get away with being negligent and sometimes downright rude. I suspect their poor negotiating skills have kept new talent from coming to Jhpiego, and has also caused people to leave the organization for other places.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at how HR is operating. There needs to be a stronger checks and balances system in place. How else can one expose instances of negligent
    Also we need to value the Program Coordinators and admin staff more. We would be nowhere without them.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "prog coordinator/admin"

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    Former Employee - Prog Coorddinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Prog Coorddinator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jhpiego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    incredible mission, lots of genuine smart people, awareness of international issues

    Cons

    Egotistical CEO, Poor HR support. Years ago HR was JHPIEGO focused. When our own HR person left things went down hill as JHU became more involved and finally took over. Integrity and care left and a bossy, slow bureaucracy took over.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the people who work and less about appearance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jhpiego full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well-respected NGO. Experienced, dedicated staff and helpful colleagues. People really want to make a difference. Good benefits and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement. Lack of meaningful discussion regarding failure -- leadership puts forward a cheerleader persona, which comes across as disingenuous.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a career path for junior staff. Conduct meaningful discussions regarding projects which failed to meet expectations vs. only focusing on successes.


  8. "Communications Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very friendly staff
    - Emphasis on skills and experiences that would be beneficial to me

    Cons

    - Lower pay compared to my previous internships


  9. Helpful (5)

    "A lost opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jhpiego (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Staff are supportive of each other
    - Good benefits
    - Challenging work
    - Wonderful mission

    Cons

    - Extremely dysfunctional HR and Admin. They focus on image instead of service. General lack of services to the country offices.
    - CEO overpowering. It's all about her instead of the organization or staff.
    - No space for honest and productive disagreements. A lot of group think. Independent thinking is very discouraged.
    - No accountability.

    Advice to Management

    You have been entrusted with the leadership of an organization with a wonderful mission. Be honest when you assess your performance, revenue is not the only measure.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Could be so much better."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, "keeps you on your toes" work environment with smart and friendly people.
    Genuinely does good quality work.
    Flexible with schedule and location.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career advancement.
    Very little mentoring no transfer of knowledge and development of inhouse experts from one generation to the next.
    Burnout. Work life balance can be poor.
    Sink or swim, be prepared to be thrown into work with very little training.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cheerleading and let's start looking honestly at our shortcomings.
    Your lower level staff are hungry for opportunities, mentorship, travel, and knowledge. Stop ignoring this resource!


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) -"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a Johns Hopkins University employee, you receive great medical benefits.

    Opportunities for international travel.

    Affiliation with the Johns Hopkins University provides access to speakers and events.

    Cons

    Compared to other private universities and their affiliates, Jhpiego (an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University) does not provide a substantial amount of money towards tuition remission. Offering more educational benefits to employees would be a plus.

    Junior and mid-level staff are rarely promoted. Jobs are almost never circulated internally -- new hires are external, which does not present growth opportunities for existing staff.

    Advice to Management

    In order to retain staff, you need to present them with opportunities to grow professionally. Staff will quickly become frustrated and direct their energies elsewhere once they realize that promotions are few and far between.


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