Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 26 August, 2014
Updated 26 August, 2014
358 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very friendly environment and excellent work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • merit increases frequently capped at 2 % with no additional cost of living (in 6 reviews)

  • Bad neighborhood for the medical campus (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time

    Pros

    Staff are very nice and helpful. The faculty are really really professional. The pay is also not bad at the same time.

    Cons

    it is not always good to be a manager in this place because sometimes the employee may report you when you do something they don't like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Postdoc at Hopkins

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    The professional development office is very helpful. This is a great resource if you have any questions about career counseling for positions in industry, academia, or government.
    There is also free parking for postdocs.

    Cons

    Not much work/life balance in the culture

  3.  

    Pleasant working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great networking and advancement is possible.

    Cons

    Based on your division compensation might be considered competitive.

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  5.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    Good name, great experience, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lab existence depends from a grant support!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    constant learning...loved it

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    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    security is very good
    and u get a platform where you have a constant learning

    Cons

    weather conditions are bit difficult to work in.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for research

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Diversity of labs all with top notch professors. Lots of great seminars

    Cons

    Lack of focus on basic science. The institution as a whole prides itself on its medical training and hospital, but places little emphasis on research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better career services, bring in people with a larger breadth of expertise.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It is the best place to work for student workers and learn about the real world. Fantastic Boss and Mentors available pretty much 24/7. Well structured organization and leaders understand the vision and know how to share with the team. Great place to work and learn about the education business.

    Cons

    Securities are not part of JHU so they do behave somewhat too authoritative and disrespectful to staffs and students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more involvement with student workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best Job Thus Far

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Savannah, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Savannah, GA (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I am currently a MPH student and the research team I work with has made this a wonderful experience for me. I started the job with very little applied experience with research, all I had was what I learned in school. The research coordinator took a chance and gave me the position over a PhD applicant. Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important.

    Cons

    Pay is great for a college student but for a professional with a family and real bills that could be a challenge.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great job, low pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    JHU is an amazing place to work- brilliant co-workers, cutting edge research, excellent benefits, steady 40 hours a week with no expected over time. I gained a range of qualitative and quantitative research experience that was invaluable, and the research studies that I worked on were literally one of a kind. I was never bored.

    Cons

    There is little career mentoring, opportunity for advancement, or pay raises. In fact, I worked in two different positions (this being the second one) and in this position I never received a raise or bonus. The pay is already far below market value for the graduate level position, which is the reason that most research assistants and coordinators leave after 1 or 2 years. Co-authorship is out of the question for research staff (even if they do literally all of the work on the project and are capable of contributing to a peer-reviewed journal article).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact with your research coordinators more often. Mentor them. Most of us are there because we want to eventually fill your shoes. If you want to keep employees longer, especially the graduate level employees, then pay more. This was a barely livable wage, and actually insulting for the level of education and experience required for the job. Expecting people who want the job because they are passionate about the work to settle for less pay is...sad.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Innovative Place

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    Current Employee - Preventive Medicine Resident  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Preventive Medicine Resident in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Johns Hopkins is an innovative place with great resources especially for research

    Cons

    I am in the Preventive Medicine Department, and there is very poor support for Preventive Medicine unfortunately. Funding was cut to our department. The salary for Preventive Medicine Residency is very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our immediate management is wonderful with Barbara and Dottie helping us become adjusted to working at Hopkins

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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