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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated January 19, 2019
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  • "work/life balance can be difficult" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Low salary, no work life balance" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    PhD degree is the final goal

    Cons

    Money is too few as always


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    very good experience, good environment

    Cons

    nothing really, it was good

  3. "Great place for post graduate studies in biomedical engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    best professors, courses, advisors, opportunites

    Cons

    higher than usual work load


  4. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    great support from co workers and motivated student RAs

    Cons

    Too competitive, slightly profit oriented


  5. "Excellent Research Infrastructure and Professors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    The research environment is excellent with a lot of professors doing cutting-edge research

    Cons

    Can be stressful to work with a low income/ pay compared to other universities


  6. "It is ok"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    I have a chance to work with students as a TA and it is fun.

    Cons

    Communication can be rough and the payrate is a bit low for the amount of work


  7. "Having "JHU" on your resume probably looks good."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everybody knows the JHU name.

    Cons

    Management does not value input of employees who have professional experience and knowledge. We are treated as worker bees and the attitude is very much "If you don't like it, leave, there will be a line around the block for your position, and they will do it for much less." It's sort of discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the professional experience and knowledge of your team members in order to achieve the overall goal of the project and mission of the university.

  8. "Bureaucracy is stifling"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Flexible work plus great benefits

    Cons

    So many procedures and approvals required to do simple tasks, very little room for growth once you’re in the position you’ve been hired for (they only give incredibly small merit “raises”).


  9. "Course Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, pays pocket money for daily expenses

    Cons

    Can't complain about anything here


  10. "hhjkk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good health insurance and benefit

    Cons

    long work hours and poor quality