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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 28 January, 2015
Updated 28 January, 2015
451 Reviews
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451 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.  

    Graduate student at Bloomberg School of Public Health

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Fantastic place with really smart people

    Cons

    Not much, everything is great

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    Research Asistance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    freedom, people are nice, not that hard

    Cons

    eastern coast, winter is cold

  3.  

    Great Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Great environment and great mentor.

    Cons

    There is only a few choices for food.

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    people are nice. a lot of intelligent people

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

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

    Pros

    The supervisor is very nice, and I am happy to work for him during PhD if it is possible. The supervisor is very nice, and I am happy to work for him during PhD if it is possible.

    Cons

    the salary won't be very high. The supervisor is very nice, and I am happy to work for him during PhD if it is possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's been good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    "The Research Specialist will work in a laboratory studying human stem cell biology and"
    "engineering. The research grou

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Our culture thrives on hard work, diversity, intellectual curiosity, innovation and teamwork. All of these characteristics make the university a great place to both develop professionally and make a difference.

    Cons

    Under initial supervision of the faculty investigator and lab research personnel, the Research
    Specialist performs tissue culture and molecular biology experiments. The Specialist will have
    independent projects and may be included as a co-author of publications resulting from his or her
    work in the laboratory. Specific techniques used include cell and tissue culture, PCR, DNA
    extraction and analysis, gel electrophoresis, flow cytometry and immunostaining. This position
    will involve animal work (mice), therefore comfort with animal models is a must. Applicants
    must be familiar with the operation of basic laboratory equipment and with sterile technique. In
    consultation with a supervisor, an experienced Specialist will perform, evaluate and troubleshoot
    methods as necessary, prepare solutions and reagents following standard procedures and keep an
    organized lab notebook. Meet at least weekly with principal investigator to report on research
    and laboratory status.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    great benefits, mediocre salaries

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    great working environment for someone in research - there are constant opportunities for collaboration and amazing exposure to speakers/lecturers from all over. Benefits related to tuition help for dependents and retirement savings are excellent.

    Cons

    pay tends to be on the lower end, relative to working in private industry or at some other universities. research is carried out very independently at times so you need to be proactive and seek out collaborators and mentors for support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Program Assistant II

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Great environment, awesome coworkers, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Baptism by fire, low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Academia

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good JHU benefits, variety of work

    Cons

    Some management horrible, HR took too long to address, salary stagnant with little hope of growth/promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in with the people on your team for their input on how things are managed and how they are supervised. Reward hard work with promotions and pay raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Top research university

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leading research environment, great mentors and peer students, great collaboration, supports from university/school/department

    Cons

    city environment is not the best especially in some areas; not too much funny events in daily life which should be expected for research scientist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    so far it is really good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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