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Updated February 22, 2018
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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  • High pressure, little work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Low salary, no work life balance (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Stable yet stimulating community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Cutting-edge, world-renowned research university with all the accompanying resources (stellar faculty, beautiful campus, nice location, college events and activities). Great salary and benefits including tuition remission.

    Cons

    There's not really a downside.


  2. "Hopkins"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    403B matching and paid time off

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to other universities and private companies

  3. "Lifestyle Interventionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good research experience, great coworkers, great resume builder

    Cons

    Low pay, inefficient team environment


  4. "A Good School"

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Overall, JHU is a very nice school, nice academic environment.

    Cons

    Security issues would be the only cons.


  5. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Baltimore, MD
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University is one of the best in the country. It is a great place to learn and research with some of the greatest minds in the world today

    Cons

    Baltimore is not the greatest location in the US as a place to live. The university also uses its prestige to underpay some employees


  6. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, wonderful benefits, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is less than would be in a for profit company.


  7. "Graduate Student Researcher"

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Being a grad researcher at Hopkins is not bad. The pay is very good and competitive compared to other top schools and being in Baltimore really helps.

    Cons

    Research expectations are quite high and you are expected to put in really long hours

  8. "Know the tradeoff of working at JHU"

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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    There are great minds that work there, and overall there's a collaborative spirit, although it does vary from department to department.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are not nearly as good as other similar employers.


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The work is easy. People are supportive within or across departments.

    Cons

    As everyone knows, JHU is not the best place if you are seeking high paying potential. Also, the processes of implementing changes are slow.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Access to some of the best research in the world

    Cons

    As a graduate student, you don't have time for many extracurricular activities


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