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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Sometimes it can be stressful to maintain a work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Low pay and lack of advancement opportunitiees (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you are thinking of quitting, do yourself a favor and do it now."

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Research Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are solid and I always had a nice workspace. I worked with a team of wonderful researchers from around the world (in other research institutions, notably) and enjoyed that aspect very much. Some of my colleagues at Hopkins were delightful.

    Cons

    I had no horizontal colleagues at all, only what felt like a bunch of bosses. Some management personnel are exceedingly rude. I got 0 feedback, positive or negative (good to excellent annual reviews on paper, but that was it and they were effectively meaningless). Worked hard and was absolutely, 100%, unappreciated. Actively discouraged from speaking up. Extremely overburdened with duties. No upward mobility whatsoever. Questionable research ethics and quality. Note this was at the SPH--I interned in SOM for a year and it was nothing like this.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people from the beginning, from the most junior faculty and staff. Hire people with an aptitude for cultivating talent. People who have integrity and who respect people who don't hold a doctoral degree. Major culture change needed.


  2. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Staff Member in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Staff Member in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There were no pros for working for this institution.

    Cons

    This box will never be begin enough for me to list all of the many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Quit because you are completely inept.

  3. "I do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Bozeman, MT
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Bozeman, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people who make an effort.

    Cons

    Toxic environment composed of micro managers with poor communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate your expectations clearly.


  4. "Director"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy:great brand: high quality colleagues

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and low salaries unless full time faculty. Not centralized. Lack of diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Personalize as many functions as you can


  5. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    One of the best places for access to research tools and expertise. So many opportunities to collaborate and network. Great brand value.

    Cons

    Very intense environment. No work life balance. Johns Hopkins is the definition of All work and no play. No real library or real computer lab..yes really.. Outdated facilities.. Hopkins does not believe in keeping their employees happy. Unfriendly staff in general may be due to the location.. Hopkins pay lower than usual.. even if they have some facilities; there is always a long wait list for everything. They want to make money on everything, sometimes they will ask you to pay for background check.. Location is as bad as hopkins. Poor healthcare benefits..There is nothing cool about Hopkins.

    Advice to Management

    At least have a library and a couple of computer labs.


  6. "You're better off at University of MD"

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    -Good educational benefits
    -Homewood campus is nice
    -Work/life balance is pretty good (depending on where you work)
    -Generous vacation/sick leave

    Cons

    Had such high hopes in coming to work at Hopkins, it's been so disappointing. Many of the managers tend to micromanage and do not develop their staff. Lack of career growth opportunities. Have seen some really questionable behavior from leaders, there's a lack of integrity and accountability.

    -JHU pays at the low end, you can find the same job at University of MD for higher salary
    -Managers don't know how to manage, but think they do
    -Deans can derail someone's career if they don't like them
    -Very siloed
    -Takes FOREVER to make a decision
    -Have to pay for parking
    -No bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are capable of managing, not just people who you want to promote so they don't leave. Look at the salaries.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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