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Johns Hopkins University Washington DC Reviews

Updated October 27, 2016
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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. "Carey Business School"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professionals to work with

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is significant and slows work flow

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for right leadership in the administrative and fundraising side of the school


  2. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    JHU offers employees a great work environment.

    Cons

    JHU salaries are not competitive.


  3. "Overall Very good"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator/Marketing and Guest Service Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator/Marketing and Guest Service Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working Environment and pay

    Cons

    Some unfriendly and hostile staffs

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Being a Research Assistant brings you closer to the faculty.

    Cons

    The pay is shameless for Washington/DC.


  6. "remote coder"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    remote access is a wonderful when you do not need some one looking over your shoulder. Independent and work any time.

    Cons

    It is a little hard during the initial training but when you get use to the system, there is no problem.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest checking in with staff weekly to make sure there are no issues. It is good for moral and that you are just not a number


  7. "Vascular technologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    top notch physicians and learning opportunities

    Cons

    employee turnover very high. Constant change of administration and policies.

    Advice to Management

    Value hard working skilled employess


  8. "Accounting Assistant,. Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Landover, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work Good commute with metro Excellent place for education to continue or change your major. You will meet people from around the world,

    Cons

    Busy section of the city. Lots of action in the area Hard place to find housing not a great place when the weather is bad

    Advice to Management

    Job well done


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    "Sr. Professional Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional IT infrastructure to support Intelligent people, applying advanced science, engineering, and technology to challenges that demand systems thinking.

    Cons

    Myopic management, stovepipe organizational structures, outdated, nepotistic staffing policies, and minimal effective leadership training limit staff development and management capability, despite genuine change efforts and technical capability.

    Advice to Management

    Critical thinking is not the same as critical reflection. Management should continuously question basic underlying assumptions to reveal unfounded biases, discrimination, and areas for growth in their leadership capability.


  10. "Slow paced, unchanging environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Graphic Designer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Graphic Designer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stability, name has gravitas. They get by on their good name.

    Cons

    Decentralized organization, slow moving, was difficult to accomplish much in-house as a creative due to lack of buy-in. No opportunity for growth within organization. Leadership was disengaged with administrative staff.

    Advice to Management

    Become more engaged with administrative staff. Decide if you want to run a business or a school. There was not a clear sense of direction as to future growth...both for the university and for it's employees own career paths.


  11. "JHU offers great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff benefits. Stimulating environment.

    Cons

    The salaries for senior staff positions are low.



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