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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
411 Reviews
3.9
411 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Asistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    medical school is good. Biology is strong

    Cons

    not many people. Maybe too "research"

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    Good COMPANY

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Well Balanced , leadership, flexibility

    Cons

    Employment Process is extensive, compensation benefits and vacation, medical leave is good for University.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate Research Assistant at JHU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Small department. Small student body. Beautiful campus

    Cons

    busy work schedule. Baltimore isn't too nice.

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    post-doc at Johns hopkins

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    there are many great scientists at johns hopkins because it is the one of the best research institution.

    Cons

    there are too competition between post-docs in the same lab. Sometimes they are not friendly each other.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place for doing graduate research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great academic atmosphere, lots of collaborations going on (preclinical and clinical), one of the top medical institution world-wide.

    Cons

    bad neighborhood esp. east baltimore where the medical institution located

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    Great Work Environment but lower on the pay scale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Very supportive environment to work in. Benefits are good but there were substantially cut in the last year I was there.

    Cons

    Constant rumors that senior staff doesn't contribute as much to total benefits as the underlings. The pay is on the low side but You are constantly encouraged to grow professionally and take classes to grow professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency when it comes to benefits. If you are going to pay less than the national average it's my opinion that you should raise tuition reimbursement and the professional development stipend.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great institution, not so great pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    One of the top academic medical research institutions in the country
    Overall, a very collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Salaries are usually on the low end of the scale as compared to other institutions
    For PhDs, very difficult to advance: almost no internal support to advance along the tenure track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do more to assist junior faculty: in this funding atmosphere, it's almost impossible to stay in academia. Institutions like Hopkins are losing faculty even though their research reputation depends upon the presence of a large body of researchers.

    Recommends
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    A community that supports it's employees, student, and faculty.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    JHU truly cares about their employees and their community. Benefits are amazing (health, dental, benefits savings plan, education reimbursement for the employee and their family, and more). They support their employees and help them succeed and grow. JHU's values to the surrounding community and culture are admirable.

    Cons

    The pay for support staff, while competitive, does leave a bit to be desired. HOWEVER, they make up for it in benefits.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Decent benefits, not the best pay, but great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Senior Research Assistant

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, many opportunities for growth, very good sick/vacation time provided, and the name JHU looks good on a resume. My department was great and I had wonderful coworkers and a very supportive boss.

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great, but that could change depending on what department you work for. There are so many different departments/organizations, that sometimes things get lost in the bureaucracy. Tuition benefits seem great on paper until you realize that their tuition remission rate is a small fraction of the cost of tuition per credit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your tuition benefits could be better and would probably help retain people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfying long-term employment experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great benefits (especially Tuition Grant program that pays 50% of tuition for dependent children at any 4-year college), lots of opportunity to move around or up. Live Near Your Work grant is helpful for those who want to live in Baltimore City, have a shorter commute, and help to build thriving neighborhoods around JHU. Robust catalog of training opportunities available at no cost to employees. High level of job security.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. Benefits help balance this out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act more quickly to try to engage employees who are disengaged. If that doesn't work, work with HR on progressive counseling/discipline to force the issue. Disengaged employees either need to turn it around or leave. The high level of job security at JHU is great, but that should only be extended to those who are committed to JHU mission and values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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