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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated February 23, 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. "High flying university"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Good visibility
    * Brand name university

    Cons

    * Medical school is located in a bad area, high crime, many shootings.
    * High security
    * Better training for bosses needed on people skills
    * High stress environment, bosses can be very stressed

    Advice to Management

    Pay research personnel (staff) better and provide better job security ( in a bad grant climate ). Stressed staff leads to bad mentorship, leadership which results in long term problems.


  2. "Great Place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great students and welcoming faculty

    Cons

    Cannot think of any right now.


  3. "Postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins"

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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

    Great Research opportunities with a broad and thriving research community

    Cons

    Highly competitive and aggressive environment for professors. Not enough career counseling for postdocs and does not have a great alumni network.


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  5. 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


  6. "Student Library Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Great. Nice place to work. Great flexibility with working schedules.

    Cons

    Nothing. Probably high living costs

    Advice to Management

    It is the greatest job I have ever had.


  7. "Good employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed working in Johns Hopkins University since there are so many bright and talented scientist to learn from.

    Cons

    Parking is difficult in the Baltimore downtown area


  8. "Management Issues in School of Nursing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Overall positive experience for undergrad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Undergraduate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of applied experiences (research), access to a lot of knowledgable professors, very nice campus, cooperative students

    Cons

    Grade deflation, generally depressed student body, way too difficult, very high emphasis on graduate school as opposed to jobs, so career help is limited

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on mental health of students.


  10. "Health Assistant"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    work with great kids gain access into healthcare

    Cons

    long hours and not many coworkers


  11. "Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great everyone was very helpful

    Cons

    The work was difficult, and there was no work life balance



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