Johns Hopkins University

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Excellent academic environment, look forward to more exposures/stimulations on the business side

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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 3 years)

Pros

Smart people, excellent academic/research resources, close to DC and not far from Phili and NYC, reasonable living expense.

Cons

A bit too scholar-oriented, unsecured urban areas

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Little job security for research scientists

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good infra-structure and office management support. There are bright people, but little support for young scientists. You are on your own, and need to go somewhere else if you want a permanent position.

    Cons

    No job security since many research positions are based on research grants. This could be different in medical school campus where some money comes from clinical revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Environment is catered toward tenured professors. Teaching by some dispassionate professors is often dismal with less than 25% class attendance. If you have a research position, there is no job security and you need to provide 100% of your salary plus overhead cost from your grants.

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    Overall a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    1. lots of opportunities for learning (coursework, seminars, certifications) offered to most employees - if you are full time there is a big discount or they are free.
    2. big names in science/medicine/public health come to Hopkins all the time to lecture and staff have access to attend
    3. amazing benefits package
    4. you get to work with some of the greatest researchers around who are incredibly dedicated - which can be very inspiring!

    Cons

    1. it's a huge organization, like a mid sized town, so really you're usually working within a small number of employees + supervisor - don't really interact with anyone outside of that circle regularly
    2. many complain about the compensation being lower at Hopkins compared to other hospitals/universities - personally I think it depends on your specific type of position - some pay much better than at public universities in the area.
    3. the neighborhood around Hopkins (east Baltimore) is pretty depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we need more support for working moms/pregnant employees. Hopkins is so progressive on many other issues, would be nice to see a change in the maternity leave policy (or lack thereof).

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