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Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Also very good work/life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • great health insurance, great work environment (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • High pressure, little work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Low salary, no work life balance (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for Academia Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Nice and smart people to work with
    2. Challenging projects but with great help from colleagues

    Cons

    1. Average salary for researcher
    2. More room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Improve the competitiveness of salary


  2. "A competitive research environment with lots of opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    people doing research of all kinds, plenty of room for growth

    Cons

    Lots of competition, not as much collaboration as there should be

  3. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to be a part of different projects

    Cons

    worked for 6 months - only experienced positive things


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Walk in for the reputation. Walk out with..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If healthcare is your main focus, working here will give you extensive inner city and global experience working with a world-renowned resource at your finger-tips.

    Cons

    The main East Baltimore hospital and campus are not in a good neighborhood. Baltimore as a city still have much crime and people moving into the area or relocating should be prepared for this.


  5. "Loved it here"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many opportunities to advance your career, education, etc.

    Cons

    Safety around campus, parking is an issue

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of


  6. "Good job while in school"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, supplemental income, networking

    Cons

    Difficult to balance with coursework


  7. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Research and teaching is good

    Cons

    Baltimore area is not safe.

  8. "Research Nurse Manager"

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

    Pros

    403(b) match, dependent benefits, collegial work environment

    Cons

    Little to no salary raises, difficult to move up in career ladder, bureaucracy


  9. "Just OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of different research programs.

    Cons

    Very low pay and hard to move forward.


  10. "Budget Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of work to do. Never any down time

    Cons

    The management is very poor. They do not have faith in their employees. Pay is not good.


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