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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 27 September, 2014
Updated 27 September, 2014
378 Reviews
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378 Reviews
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important (in 13 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 20 reviews)


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

  • Medical campus can seem very impersonal (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing!

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

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

    Pros

    Access to cutting edge technology as well as experts in many fields.

    Cons

    Ammount and pace of work can be overwhelming at first, but rewarding in the end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Comfortable work environment for research

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefit, no need to worry about equipment and sample resources. Everything for research of disease is available.

    Cons

    This is a place that having too much pressure for producing staff, you always need produce something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place where you can actually contribute to society

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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always surrounded with smart people, experts in their fields, everybody is heard, lots of opportunities to watch great people give talks, very easy access to resources, both faculty and management are always willing to support continuous learning.

    Cons

    The only and the biggest con would be location, should definitely look up Baltimore before considering a position, especially if you have certain standards when it comes to social city life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment, benefits and the people

    Cons

    Everything is a challenge nothing could be that difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management doesnan awesome job at t

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    satisfied

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

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

    Pros

    You can review some of the knowledge while doing TA. Only 10 hours per week. It is quite helpful for a student to be a TA. You can also get some money while you are studying there.

    Cons

    It may be easier for PHD student to get the position. For undergraduate and master student, you just apply as soon as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it is quite OK with the management. The professor who teach that course will first ask the PHD in his team whether they want to be the TA, and then, if there are no proper candidates, the department will sent email to all the students for recruiting the TA.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  7.  

    Excellent!

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Data Analyst  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Data Analyst in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    I have been employed with JHU for 14+ years and have truly learned a lot from the experience. There are always mentors, opportunities, and learning experiences available.

    Cons

    The administration at JHU can be challenging. Slow and lots of red tape at various steps. Perhaps that is the case with an institution this large!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Office Culture, Freedom to express and execute creativity

    Cons

    Not that I am aware of so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current management is best so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A wonderful place to work...if you are in the right department.

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    Current Employee - Academic Program Coordinator  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Academic Program Coordinator in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people, lots of interdisciplinary energy. Pretty good benefits. It is very decentralized, so if you are in the right department, working with the right faculty/staff it can be a fantastic experience.

    Cons

    The wages are not great, especially for staff, and raises have been small for the last several years, with no signs of getting better. The work climate is department specific, so if you land in a dysfunctional department (and there are a lot of them) then it can be a terrible experience, with micromanaging just the beginning of the list. The decentralized workplace also means that policies and procedures are not usually obvious or set in stone, making much of the work day about diplomacy and figuring out how to make things work (in my case) for the students, instead of just doing the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise pay. Increase raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome summer teaching experience.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Lancaster, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything depends on which site you work at - I worked at LAN and had an amazing time. The office/support staff are amazing, and the kids are great.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Everything depends on which site you work at, and I can testify that LAN, at least, is amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Very educational

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very pleasent place to work lot's of educational training available parking available very easy commute for DC MD and VA in the heart of the city

    Cons

    Challenges of working at SAIS is who or what department you would be working in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After wotking at Johns Hopkins University SAIS for 25 years management to a change not in the best direction for most employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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