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Updated July 21, 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 31 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Smart people who are mostly humble and committed to changing the world through science and medicine.

    Cons

    Elitist, extremely conservative and risk averse, inflexible, incredible amount of nasty politics, poor pay.


  2. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good facility, collaborating environment

    Cons

    Underpay employees compared to the peers

  3. Helpful (1)

    "lots of bureaucracy and egos, but good research and medical training ground"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good research and medical training

    Cons

    enormous egos and upper level bureaucracy


  4. "Typical academic postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Tons of resources, and the smartest people in the world work here.

    Cons

    Experience largely is dependent on your individual mentor.

    Advice to Management

    provide postdocs with more pay and/or benefits, and the culture will improve.


  5. "Management Issues in School of Nursing"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really flexible schedule, could work from home, good exposure to research

    Cons

    Bad management, passive aggressive manager

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable, do not make employees feel like they will be punished by coming to you with their concerns


  6. "Toxic Environment for Young Researchers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    World renowned institution with many well established researchers

    Cons

    You are there to keep the Senior faculty research going. As a junior researcher I found myself doing work that is set aside for interns, or research assistants even though I had a PhD. The reason was that turnover is extremely high and many people in these positions were treated badly they would leave half way through completing tasks or projects and I would have to complete them. This was not isolated. Others felt the same. I was also expected to work ridiculous hours and at one time, told I had to cancel my plans for international travel because of a non-urgent meeting that was set up, for which my attendance was not normally required. It was a toxic environment

    Advice to Management

    Show your workers that you care, even if they are not bringing in huge grants - they are still valuable


  7. Helpful (1)

    "JHU Budget Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in Owings Mills, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, but that's really it.

    Cons

    They low ball you on salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. Take responsibility instead of throwing employees under the bus!

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Great Independent Workplace with motivated people

    Cons

    Outdated Equipments and operations lack clarity


  9. "Work life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment easy work loving co workers holidays cool off Christmas Eve New Year's Eve n New Year's Day on top of the other holidays

    Cons

    Poor management unorganized poor increase in pay have to buy your own uniforms

    Advice to Management

    Try considering your employees too u can turn a heathy environment into a poor one with a inconsiderate manager


  10. "Hopkins Student Researcher opportunitied"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunity for research and scope to work with the best in the field

    Cons

    The student are usually underpaid


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