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A great opportunity and amazing learning experience

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Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
Current Employee - Web Developer in Baltimore, MD (US)

I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

Pros

Great environment, awesome benefits, the people at JHU are great, challenging but very rewarding, this place is a great resume builder.

Cons

Good luck getting a raise. Unfortunately, salaries aren't competitive, specially for technical people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Creative advice from developers should be taken more seriously.

Recommends
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    Advanced Academic Programs is a VERY Troubled Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great health benefits, tuition remission, generous dependent child tuition benefit, access to Johns Hopkins classes and degree programs

    Cons

    Decentralized (but still bureaucratic), low salaries compared to private industry, lack of transparency in management decisions, growing focus on the bottom line over quality education and research, high turnover, no raises.

    The department (Advanced Academic Programs) experienced a sudden leadership transition -- its dean unexpectedly resigned and was promptly replaced the next day. There was no information about how the replacement was selected.

    When it was determined that faculty and staff had discovered negative stories about the new dean on her previous employer's student newspaper website, that site was briefly blocked at AAP (and then restored).

    Although the department brought in a great deal of revenue, huge cuts were instituted because that revenue did not meet the parent school's projections. The parent school (Krieger School of Arts and Sciences) employees were granted a cost of living increase, but Advanced Academic Program's employees were not, despite also being employees of the parent school. AAP staff were told that this was because of our "poor performance," although the department still brought in more revenue to the parent school than all of the traditional academic departments.

    Longtime faculty resigned, the department's only HR manager was reassigned to the main campus (and then resigned), a senior administrative manager left for another school at Hopkins and every member of the marketing department and web team left AAP voluntarily in the course of several months and were replaced by temps. Full-time replacements were not hired. Rumors of job cuts abounded, and several employees were demoted or lost their jobs. Staff members who left have not been replaced -- and budget cuts have severely limited several academic programs (in some cases, the cuts made it so that only a handful of courses could be taught per semester).

    Faculty and staff have been reprimanded for informing students about the budget cuts and departures and there was a department-wide edict that students are not to be told when senior faculty or staff leave the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency regarding senior-level decisions, more staff involvement,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The best school of public health across the world

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best school of public health across the world

    Cons

    Do not have for now

    Positive Outlook
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