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  • Sometimes it can be stressful to maintain a work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Low pay and lack of advancement opportunitiees (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "CTY at JHU, Haverford Site"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Haverford, PA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Haverford, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive, experienced management. While working here, it was evident that all administrators and managers knew what to do in the event of change or the unexpected.

    Cons

    The cafeteria food is lackluster, and frequently repetitive -- look forward to the same breakfast, every day. And they don't even have grits!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the current team. Most of you have more than five years of experience, and great connections with the staff at Haverford College. If new members need to be brought in, please train them before the program, rather than forcing them to learn as they go, since there isn't a lot of time for on-the-job training.


  2. "Center for Talented Youth Resident Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse, caring and fun staff.
    Lodging
    Meals

    Cons

    Poor management
    Favoritism among staff
    Lack of oversight

    Advice to Management

    Be fair with all employees. No special treatment.

  3. "CTY Resident Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Made lasting friendships with other RAs, gained valuable experience working as a leader and mentor for children. Highly emphasize equality and diversity among staff and students.

    Cons

    RAs are overworked and undervalued. During last summer at the LA site, admin took away nights off for ALL resident assistants, because a small group of them stayed out late due to an admin staff's error. RAs are overworked, and only get one full day off for every 3 weeks of work.

    Advice to Management

    Understand how crucial your resident assistants are to the program. Offer more competitive pay and more time off. Train your admin staff to handle errors more efficiently and fairly.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Resident Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Resident Program Assistant in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Resident Program Assistant in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    Great work. A lot of down time. Office management. Every day was different.

    Cons

    Worked a lot of hours. 4 off days for the whole summer

    Advice to Management

    It was great


  5. "Center for Talented Youth Summer Oppurtunity"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Easton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay/time ratio
    Allows for creative thinking

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to you

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Resident Assistant for Center of Talented Youth Summer Programs"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Chestertown, MD
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Chestertown, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great kids to work with

    Cons

    pay isn't much, but once you've worked for them one summer, you get hired back every summer


  7. "Resident Assistant at Center for Talented Youth (CTY)"

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    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant
    Former Contractor - Resident Assistant

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University as a contractor

    Pros

    Consistent pay with room and board whether you are at a US site or international (arguably better with the travel subsidy and opportunity to explore places like Hong Kong and Asia before/after the session). Working with energetic people from all stages of college and beyond.

    Cons

    International sites operate differently from domestic sites, especially in terms of management and atmosphere (much more academically focused).

    Advice to Management

    Better retain employees (most RAs leave after a year or two - it's great fun but not the best for the CV)