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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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  • Sometimes it can be stressful to maintain a work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • It is a large and unfocused organization with slow hiring and low pay (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There is little positive to say. The benefits are OK, but there is little leadership, mentoring or support. A culture of "gotcha."

    Cons

    Dog-eat-dog culture. They want everything, with a poor pay scale. One would be better applying at an institution that supports its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get some help to improve the leadership. The institution is supposed to be one of the best, but it treats it's employees very poorly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid if possible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Hopkins is great to put on a resume

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well, chaotic management and no growth opportunity


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    "Senior Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nothing positive. If you have college kids you could get a discount on their college education. That was the only pro I can think of. Just glad I got out of there.

    Cons

    Terrible manager who was in experienced and did not know how to manage. Hired me even though I told him repeatedly that I did not have database experience. He said it was fine I would learn it. 3 months later yells at me for not having database experience.
    Worked nearly 60 hours a week with no recognition of my efforts. Was falsely told of "great benefits" when I paid through the nose for the health insurance. How is that great benefits? I was under paid due to the "Hopkins name" thats great if i were a physician?

    Advice to Management

    Get someone who knows how to manage and hires what you need not waste peoples time and lives.


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  5. "Interesting class choices but stressed atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Good school, interesting classes, research opportunities

    Cons

    Stipend, location, teachers, housing, food


  6. "Center for Talented Youth is a surprisingly unprofessional environment"

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    Former Employee - Residential Program Assistant in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Residential Program Assistant in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    --interesting coworkers from all parts of the educational world
    --people go out of their way to help you
    --you'll feel like you're in college again

    Cons

    --interviewer mislead me about what the job would require
    --only two days off every three weeks
    --hardly allowed to leave campus except on off days
    --opening week was was 12-14 hour days for seven days straight, two more similar crunch periods at Intersession and Closing
    --cultish work environment in which everyone is overworked but it's unacceptable to say anything
    --did not honor my federal tax exemptions, took out far too much in taxes

    Advice to Management

    be honest about what the job will require in interview, make sure future staff knows they are signing their summer away for peanuts


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Academic Program Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Academic Program Administrator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice perks but that is not enough to stay employed here. It's located close to the subway system.

    Cons

    I worked at the school of nursing and there is no diversity but they constantly talk about how to become more diverse. Just hire more minorities!!!! They quick to eliminate your position and expect you to stay! And they have no respect for the work you do. You are nothing more than a worker bee.

    Advice to Management

    Do not expect employees to create processes. How about have them in place before you hire an individual. HR is a major joke. They are not impartial.


  8. "Reseacrh associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    god benefits, good embirment, good hospital

    Cons

    no much opportunity to grow


  9. "waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    famous school in medical research

    Cons

    low level faculty in reality


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Bother"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Healthcare Benefits, Allotted a fair amount of vacation/sick days. But only GOD knows if you'll ever be able to use them.

    Cons

    No promotions, extremely high turnover, terrible management practices, minimal raises that are offset by astronomical parking fees, extremely limited growth potential.


  11. "College Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there isnt too any pros for working here. they are racialist to non white people. pay is okay. but have fun.

    Cons

    they are not so nice and friendly. it is what it is. i left after six months of total bs.



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