Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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4.1
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
Ronald J. Daniels
559 Ratings
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  • "It is relatively expensive to live in Baltimore(in 94 reviews)

  • "Low pay not adjusted for inflation(in 58 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student Technology Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment in the school setting

    Cons

    None - work environment is a great place to be

  2. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baltimore, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to do research

    Cons

    Salary is low for the hard work


  3. "amazing"

    5.0
    Former Employee - GM With JRN 

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Very helpful company to their emplyees

    Cons

    Its hard to say no, because you always want to help

  4. "Great research enviornment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn from the best

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons so far

  5. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good communication with staff and management; good benefits

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  6. "Civil Engineering Departement"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very efficient research oriented department with faculties working on different fields

    Cons

    Small compare to other departments.

  7. COVID-19

    "Great experience as a Grad Student"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Johns Hopkins is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the nation. The team I worked with was great. I loved my supervisor and the work was interesting. Pay was good. Overall, I had a great experience working here part-time.

    Cons

    None besides the fact that covid-19 happened and budgets were cut due to the pandemic.

  8. "Good place for postdoctoral training"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Academically very active. You'll find seminars and talks almost everyday. 2. Many different labs and PIs means lots of opportunities for you.

    Cons

    So far not much to complain.

  9. "Good place to start in academia"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good environment for learning a lot in research, especially good if you are looking to pursue a career in academia. -Awesome benefits in medical insurance, the lowest I've ever paid for full coverage. -Free public transportation to work! As long as you live in the Baltimore City area, they have shuttles that will take you to work for free between their 4 campuses.

    Cons

    -JHU lowballs salary EXCESSIVELY, it doesn't matter if you have a high degree under your belt. Ivy league knows you'll bite the bullet for a lower salary just to have their name on your resume. -Some benefits don't start until 2 year anniversary, it is my thought they have this in effect because of a high turnover rate. People stay for 1-2 years, get the experience and the name, and then depart. -No growth. Management has neat squares for their employees to stay in, they don't push for professional development within the university. -Poor culture. I moved to Baltimore not knowing anyone. I was surprised there was no groups for employee involvement (being such a HUGE presence in Baltimore). My first year was very lonely and working in a small lab made it very hard to meet new people. This affected my work-life balance and motivation to do my job.

  10. "great place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    supportive advisor, great HR, affordable health insurance

    Cons

    there are none i can think of

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