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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated February 20, 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. "Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues
    Moderate cost of living

    Cons

    City
    Medical campus is not in the best neighborhood


  2. "JHU - great potential, limiting managers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World class reputation, cutting-edge work, chance to make a difference

    Cons

    Aspirational versus actual view of reality by some managers; petty politics and in-fighting

    Advice to Management

    Empower all members of teams to contribute their ideas and receive recognition. Don't be afraid to innovate structures and processes.


  3. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, treated with respect

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about at all


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  5. "Depends on Laboratory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Access to some of the best equipment and researchers.

    Cons

    Laboratory work can be isolating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate a more social working environment.


  6. "Researcher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome place and great experience!

    Cons

    It can get busy at times.


  7. "Great culture, mission, and benefits - subject to problems that often plague academic institutions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic workplace culture; meaningful and impact-oriented research; strong organizational mission; tuition reimbursement; great healthcare and benefits

    Cons

    salary strongly depends on the department; employment often tied to grants; subject to intra-departmental politics; poor budgetary management in some areas/departments.


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in a really great department on campus that have amazing and hardworking people. They also have very fair wages and are very flexible in the hours and projects you are working on.

    Cons

    The powers that be make a lot of redundant and superficial policies that decrease efficiency.


  9. "JHU Postdoc Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus, good location, high quality research

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy, unenthusiastic students


  10. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    JHU offers great benefits and also a friendly team environment. Lots of educational seminars available on both campuses, which creates a rich learning environment.

    Cons

    Because it is JHU, pay compensation is lower than other organizations. However, this is made up with excellent benefits and the reputation that you get from working there.


  11. "Student Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great professors to work with that are excited about their jobs and are great teachers. The campus is also beautiful.

    Cons

    Surrounding neighborhoods aren't exactly the safest--but their is quite a bit of security surrounding and on campus that makes the immediate area feel safe.



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