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Updated January 20, 2018
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Pros
  • good benefits and decent pay with a work-life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • great health insurance, great work environment (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes it can be stressful to maintain a work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Low salary compared to industry (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "CTY: Enjoyable but Flawed Summer Job for Students"

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Haverford, PA
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Haverford, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University as a contractor

    Pros

    - Great kids to work with
    - Kind and understanding supervisory staff, for the most part
    - Good networking opportunity
    - Left with good references, as a college student

    Cons

    - Low pay (contracted for $2400/6wks, roughly $10/hr)
    - More hours of work were expected than indicated on contract
    - Inconsistent vetting of teachers (teaching assistants' direct supervisors); some were fantastic, but many others seemed to have little to no classroom experience, and some were very uncomfortable or difficult to work with

    Advice to Management

    Consider organizational culture more when selecting CTY summer employees, rather than merely focusing on résumé and phone interview. CTY staff seemed full of personality clashes and interpersonal drama which could have been avoided with better hiring practices.


  2. "A great place for grad school (Engineering)"

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Offers a higher stipend than most other universities. Baltimore is a great city, and there is a strong network of other graduates.

    Cons

    As with any grad school experience, expect long hours and a stipend that is not (nor supposed to be) a good salary.

  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Work life Balance
    Closed on snow days

    Cons

    More paid time off for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Include staff in yearly 2% merit increases. Not just Faculty.


  4. "Good Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Freedom, intellectually challenging work, nice people

    Cons

    Baltimore is a tricky place to be in

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Great place for PhD students"

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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

    It is a great place to do research, there are many resources available to students.

    Cons

    Not necessarily friendly for internships


  6. "Student"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Repo is very good and helps you build contacts and get jobs/ interns.

    Cons

    Academics and Research are too much focussed. Less space for entrepreneur and leaders.


  7. "Center for Talented Youth Camp Counselor"

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    Former Contractor - Summer Camp Counselor in East Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Summer Camp Counselor in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well structured, everything is well thought out and your fellow employees are responsible

    Cons

    sometimes the hours can be taxing

    Advice to Management

    not much, keep it up. you run a good camp

  8. "Center for Talented Youth Summer Program - RA at Lancaster"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, housing provided, strong sense of community.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and sometimes frustrating administration, long days.

    Advice to Management

    Give RAs more autonomy - and give new admin better training!


  9. "NO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of resources

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and decent pay with a work-life balance

    Cons

    Essential employment not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    just hire more people


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