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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
466 Reviews
3.9
466 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important (in 15 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • You may see a maximum 2% increase which doesn't cover cost of living expenses increase (in 7 reviews)

  • Not much work/life balance in the culture (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exciting applied work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Researcher in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Researcher in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    -All of the graduate students were fantastic people, always willing to assist with any projects I undertook
    -Lab facilities were top-notch with plenty of new equipment and an was-to-use XRD
    -Great reputation that comes with the name

    Cons

    -Projects were occasionally lacking in depth and complexity and came down to plug and chug or grunt work
    -Really hard to get your project seen with so much other research going on simultaneously

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience--working alongside top-researchers in their field was a great learning experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    The Johns Hopkins name is meaningful--especially in medicine and medical robotics. The work was interesting and the people were amazing.

    Cons

    There is a lot of focus on getting work done and learning quickly which sometimes requires long-hours, but overall, the benefits outweigh the negative many times over.

  3.  

    JHU offers great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Great staff benefits. Stimulating environment.

    Cons

    The salaries for senior staff positions are low.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really depends on where you work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I work in a lab which is relatively laid back, so work-life balance is excellent. Health benefits are decent.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to advance or get an increase in salary. Vacation must be accrued.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Excellent place to learn and work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supervisors, managers, collaborators are always willing to teach and mentor.

    Cons

    Working with Hopkins for IT issues, access issues, etc is ALWAYS A CHALLENGE and very slow process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stream line the various processes to make things happen faster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great place full of inspiring people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great scientific environment for researchers and physicians.

    Cons

    Salary increases only slowly each year, no 401K plan for postdocs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    administrative process could have speed up and been made faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    overall great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    learning environment for most disciplines, lots of collaboration between groups; great benefits compared to most businesses

    Cons

    reviews, advancement, and growth for some individuals and groups affected too much by politics and favoritism; at times lack of accountability can be frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    growth for any one person should be based on requirements, and then awarded for performance and overall improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Campus Employment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Good Management and staff is friendly.

    Cons

    It is a decent organization and does not have any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I enjoy working with them.

  10.  

    Great University to work for if you are NOT single...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

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

    Pros

    Benefits: Tuition Remission (50% paid) for child in college to any university
    Live where you work programs
    HR sessions on self improvement, life choices, retirement, etc

    Cons

    Benefits: Not great for single people
    Tuition remission is almost non-existent for self
    Child care resources are exorbitant and costly. Only faculty and staff with deep pockets can afford daycare for their children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at their policies for single people and tuition assistance. Pay better or comparable to other institutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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