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Johns Hopkins University Maryland Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Sometimes it can be stressful to maintain a work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • It is a large and unfocused organization with slow hiring and low pay (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome workplace!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was an awesome place to work. Loved it!

    Cons

    I wish they had better food options in the cafeteria.


  2. "Fun and rewarding working environment"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge research

    Cons

    limited career advancement and salary

    Advice to Management

    Create further opportunities for students to teach


  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very prestigious institution. Challenging work. Opportunities to meet interesting people.

    Cons

    Pay is not very good. Two of my full-time coworkers left their lab jobs to pursue other opportunities paying up to three times more.


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  5. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of vacation and sick time; smart people

    Cons

    Little career advancement; low salaries; little raises


  6. "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie, respect for direct co-workers, benefits are good, availability of online learning modules to keep skills fresh is very helpful. The Hopkins name adds weight to resumes.

    Cons

    Pay is rather low for the level of involvement and work required of administrative staff. Tuition benefits are not great if you or your dependents do not attend JHU and differ from those of hospital staff. Leadership can be slow to act on personnel matters; very bureaucratic institution makes it difficult to solve sometimes minor issues. Lots of money spent on facilities/facades rather than on systems and people to make it all work well.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising salaries and changing bureaucratic tendencies to make the most of available resources. Give administrative and other support staff the same consideration for professional development as clinical staff are given. Understand that every staff person contributes to making the institution's functionality.


  7. "Lab Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits ,401 k vacation time

    Cons

    pay is less but other benefits are good


  8. "Enjoyed my time here."

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    Former Employee - Optican in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Optican in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, fun events and party's , good health and dental insurance and nice benefits. Pay is just average unless you have experience.

    Cons

    Long work hours and staying late if doctors are running behind with patients. Don't really give raises or promotions unless it's playing favorites.


  9. "Best Place on the Planet"

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful, intelligent colleagues.
    Thoughtful, caring department.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted
    Crime rate in surrounding in areas


  10. "Course Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Data Structure CA in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Data Structure CA in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible working hours. Employees are very nice.

    Cons

    Take extra time from study.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "High flying university"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Good visibility
    * Brand name university

    Cons

    * Medical school is located in a bad area, high crime, many shootings.
    * High security
    * Better training for bosses needed on people skills
    * High stress environment, bosses can be very stressed

    Advice to Management

    Pay research personnel (staff) better and provide better job security ( in a bad grant climate ). Stressed staff leads to bad mentorship, leadership which results in long term problems.



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