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Updated May 25, 2017
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  • Sometimes it can be stressful to maintain a work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Low pay and lack of advancement opportunitiees (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hub of science, great opportunity to learn, interact with the best people in the field, multidisciplinary collaborations. Great recreation center with classes to promote well-being.

    Cons

    Unhealthy work-life balance, not family friendly, no day care facility for mothers. High crime rate in the area - even close to campus is not very safe. Health benefits do not cover a lot of things. Need better mental health care facilities. Food options on campus are not great.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work productivity for people with families with flexible schedules, introduce subsidized day care. Expand free mental health care and better accommodations for disability for graduate students.


  2. "Generally good work environment but difficult time for leadership"

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    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Communications Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to professional development is excellent. Generally a smart, inclusive, modern workplace.

    Cons

    Many departments have grown quickly at Hopkins, and the leadership is not quite as thoughtful as they could or should be about managing that. Some VPs are strongly disliked. At lower levels as well, many staff and faculty have spent their whole careers at JHU, making organizational progress extremely difficult.


  3. "A great deal of work not in job description"

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    Current Employee - Academic Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Academic Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits and a lot of open positions across university. Like freedom to get actual work done. Many opportunities for training and educational opportunities

    Cons

    Small minded school no desire or direction to use technology. Many could telecommute but management is so against. Employees feel under threat of always losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and consider some improvements proposed by employees


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  5. "Johns Hopkins University if a pretty ok place"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great resources for career advancement
    Most people are very friendly to work with
    Very collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    No dental plan, and graduate student health plan requires referral from student health center

    Advice to Management

    Homewood grad students need a better health plan. Maybe take a look at what's offered to grad students at the med school?


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    "Johns Hopkins Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student IT Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Student IT Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -flexible with schedule, easily obtained jobs

    Cons

    -Limits to possible hours with minimum wage pay. There is little oversight from the employment office

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and confident in your student employees, they are highly competent just busy


  7. "Johns Hopkins"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent camaraderie, and coworkers are the best! I learn from others, though it's sometimes frustrating getting straight answers through formal channels.

    Cons

    Level of admin responsibilities often doesn't match pay. Many broad and high level responsibilities required, for some admin support staff, with meager increases. Also, the institution as a whole can often be very slow with decision making processes, by the time a decision is made, the need or solution could be obsolete.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive with salaries, and hold everyone accountable to putting their best foot forward, no matter what the role. Staff should be paid in accordance with the role and performance, not just because they've been there forever. Cut some of the politics, discourage fiefdoms and be more efficient and resourceful.


  8. "JH School of Public Health"

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    Current Employee - Academic Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Academic Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cosmopolitan culture, an environment where people are actually doing great things to help people. Some good benefits , such as decent health and some tuition support for continuing ed.

    Cons

    JHU not know for paying well, and the JHU system overall is siloed. I think this is less true of Public Health than some other divisions of JHU, though. Concern for future of PH if NIH funding is severely cut.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully they will find a new Dean who is as good as Mike Klag, who has led an era of PH being a relatively well-managed for an academic organization.


  9. "Review of Ph.D. Program"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent guidance in research goals and obtaining resources to complete thesis work

    Cons

    health insurance coverage is below average


  10. "Great Management"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Africa, MO
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Africa, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn. A very busy schedule daily. They give great opportunity for junior staff to acquire new skills.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons here.


  11. "Sr. Clinical Research Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating, diverse community, professional staffYoue employees are your most impo

    Cons

    Parking expense, low merit raises, campus security

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your most valuable resources


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