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The Johns Hopkins Hospital Reviews

Updated May 3, 2018
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Pros
  • Great Benefits, Amazing People, Education Driven (in 25 reviews)

  • Many opportunities to learn and grow as a registered nurse (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • No free parking and low pay rates (in 13 reviews)

  • Full time is 40 hours not 36 hours like some hospitals (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn and grow"

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

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

    Pros

    The environment is supportive, encourages creativity. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries slow to keep up with competition


  2. "So/so"

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    Current Employee - NC I in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - NC I in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Some of the best co-workers I've ever had
    Loved the experience/care that I provided
    Acuity matched precisely what I was looking for
    Unique experience.

    Cons

    Management disorganized/lazy
    Cost for parking is unreal.
    Unable to make changes that in protocols due to management being stuck in their ways
    Low compensation.
    Pay cut after my first year of working
    Unrealistic patient/staff ratio

  3. "Clinical Laboratory Scientist III"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist III in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist III in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community, stable, great insurance and benefits

    Cons

    Paygrade low, neighborhood is not safe


  4. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced CVSICU with plenty of autonomy for a bedside nurse. Management empowers the nurses to improve bedside practice. Many committees to join if interested.

    Cons

    Big organization and everything moves slow; crime in the area which everyone is used too; not all levels of the org. are world class; seems to hold on to poor performing or even disruptive employees at different levels.

    Advice to Management

    Time in grade is antiquated, support and promote the brightest regardless.


  5. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Johns Hopkins Hospital full-time

    Pros

    I work at a beautiful building on the water. Benefits are exceptional. Breastfeeding rooms for new moms. Incentive programs to lower cost of health insurance. $20 of for non smokers or smokers who participate in cessation program. Additional $20 off for taking Healthy at Hopkins classes. Colleagues are cool in my department. Pay is average. Yearly evaluation of pay. If you were making below national average for your position you were given a raise.

    Cons

    Some cultural issues. Sexism in the work place is there (overt). Bad attitudes with some employees that makes collaborating difficult. Many employees lack a growth mindset and are not life long learners which is disappointing given its Hopkins. Management in my department was almost non existent. Poor management skills. Inability to communicate properly. Often felt my boss was a barrier to doing my job. Some restructuring is happening and parts of the organization are experiencing financial issues.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive. Value your employees contributions. Get serious about absentee and unprofessional bosses. Not having a good support system will drive top talent away. Also, when you hire someone read their resume. They should never have to explain to you their decisions based on their resume. You should know their background and value their experience. Be more open to dialogue.


  6. "Great hospital, low pay!"

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    Current Employee - Ambulatory Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Ambulatory Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn more about the Healthcare Industry.

    Cons

    The pay is not equal to other local hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    If employees were paid at least the median salary of the local hospitals, the morale would increase.


  7. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The learning opportunity and the quick advancements you can make with lots of support. Also a great resume builder.

    Cons

    Low pay rate compared to other hospitals

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and their needs!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Does Hopkins actually deserve Magnet recognition?"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    JHH is a teaching facility and has a lot of resources to offer. Our unit is starting become the guinea pig of more cutting edge research, which is pretty cool. Up until recently we didn’t get to see most of this new technology but that is quickly changing. Even though most of the nursing staff is young (because of the constant, mass turnover) that makes the culture innovative, creative, and willing to help eachother. I know some places have the reputation that “nurses eating their young” but I have always appreciated how the senior nursing staff more has the attitude of “protecting their young.”

    Cons

    The pay is probably the lowest in the area. From 2017 to 2018 the nursing staff at Johns Hopkins got minimal raises and our medical insurance has changed so that we are now paying more out of pocket. Getting time off is a chore. I would say the medical staff is 50% horrid to nurses and 50% awesome, having more of a team approach to healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the amazing nursing talent you have. Pay them fairly, but even more importantly- treat them fairly. It seems like Human Resources talks about all these benefits they’re rolling out with, how its going to make everything so much better- when in reality there are so many other medical facilities that offer a better work/life balance with a more competitive salary and benefits package. Your status as one of the best hospitals in the country is already falling because you don’t protect what you already have.


  9. "Pharmacy technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital full-time

    Pros

    I met some good people. I learned a lot. Diverse environment. Hopkins is well respected so it looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Mandatory 16 hour shifts. All pharm techs are unionized, the union there is lazy(1199). The pay is low, raises are low. The shift differential is minuscule.

    Advice to Management

    Making your pharm techs work 16 hour shifts is not safe, it cause many medication errors.


  10. "registered nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large teaching hospital, high quality of nursing care

    Cons

    lots of patient volume, high acuity


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