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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  • Sometimes it can be stressful to maintain a work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Low salary compared to competitors (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Research experience at Johns Hopkins University"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for engineers to work in collaboration with clinicians and translate their biomedical technologies

    Cons

    Not a great place to conduct nanotechnology research because of the lack of state of the art facilities


  2. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The organization is well known and prestigious

    Cons

    There is a huge divide between staff and faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow faculty to treat staff the way that they do. We are a community and are all working together to provide the best experience for the students

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Very talented people around, nice lab environment.

    Cons

    No downsides I can think of.


  4. "JHU"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Event Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Event Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits especially the family leave and the PTO

    Cons

    Compensation, Hierarchy and Talent Management


  5. "Benefits Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    The work environment was great and the employees were wonderful!

    Cons

    The pay and promotion potential was not great.


  6. "Has its Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Poor management. Management can be unorganized.


  7. "Great institution, wish they could pay better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    The biggest pros are a relaxed culture and a great work-life balance. You will feel a sense of fulfillment contributing to its mission. Most people who go to Hopkins stay there for decades, and there's good reason for that.

    Cons

    You will almost certainly be paid below the market average unless you are a trained medical physician with a good resume. Change is slow due to the size and decentralised nature and it can feel like you're waiting forever to get something done as a result. Upward mobility is tough to come by since most people stay there for so long and it is so decentralized. It usually works out better to transfer to a different department or different Hopkins entity and move up.

    Advice to Management

    There's lots of work to be done, that's for sure, but remember to engage employees on the ground and recognise them for their efforts. Lack of recognition, lack of engagement and low pay are good ways to scare off good talent.

  8. "Good for those who really want to learn"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    World class faculty provide unmatched learning opportunities

    Cons

    Faculty are frequently very busy; caliber of students inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    Pay does not match work required; benefits poor


  9. "Good in some areas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Johns Hopkins as an employee but it's not a sentiment that is shared by all. It really depends on which department you are in.

    Cons

    work and home balance can be difficult to achieve due to work load. Support for "minority"/POC staff is not always present

    Advice to Management

    have more programming for employees.


  10. "Online instructor"

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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 from home. good pay

    Cons

    no benefits offered as it is on call position


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