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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
390 Reviews
3.9
390 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important (in 14 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.  

    Student Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Working on campus allows for a balance between academics and employment.
    Depending on where you work within Hopkins, hours are flexible and accommodating to busy student.

    Cons

    Student employment jobs are filled quickly.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Steady, stable job, with good benefits and decent work -- personnel a little unfriendly in a big impersonal setting

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    I like the stability. If the economy implodes, this place will still have jobs and money flowing through it. Lots of opportunity to move around if you don't like the department you are in. Benefits are great, and the people are fine to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    Politics. You rarely move up unless you know someone. Even when you work hard you get a measly 2% raise and a pat on the head. The people can be very unfriendly -- especially at the upper levels and if you are a minority. Parking costs way too much and is too far (hospital/med campus only -- Homewood is decent).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people of color more often. Especially men of color. Lack of diversity at the upper echelons though many people of color at Hopkins could handle the top jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Research Assistant to Economics

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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great University to get some research experience. Very easy going environment and smart people, yet challenge in some part.

    Cons

    Not really. The pay could be better. But consider it is an academic institute, pay is average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training would be nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great training

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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

    Great learning and international crowd

    Cons

    Need to provide more career advice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Outstanding place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, promotional opportunities, work life support, work environment, employer community commitment

    Cons

    Benefit costs, merit pay, retirement benefits, parking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    So far, okay.

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Tuition remission, reputation, great president! Great research and hospital. Many highly intelligent people to learn lots from. Work life Balance. Many opportunities to engage the community and give back. Lots of training.

    Cons

    Very decentralized environment so it can be difficult to build relationships. Silo driven in many ways. Difficult to get answers to solving questions so you can often be left to making your own decisions. Sometimes a good thing; sometimes not so much. Can be difficult to be promoted. Some of the professional development courses are not that great which is disappointing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to eliminate the bureaucracy! Secure the best of the best to train and educate the employees- just like you do for the students!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research Technologist Position

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

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are surrounded by brilliant scientists who are passionate about what they do, and they are the leaders in their field. There are many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and stressful even for entry level technicians. Supervisors are not understanding and even less helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish management was more understanding and supportive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Resume Line Item - no longer top 100 places to work

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and training opportunities. Excellent vacation, holiday benefits; Work life balance easy to obtain, not much pressure on meeting deadlines as requirements creep is tolerated. Good resources, access to some of the latest technologies. Home use licenses for software to stay current.

    Cons

    1% raises for several years; insurance costs increasing at 2-5% YoY; Cutting back on other compensation (ISP, cell phone). Limited career path options. Few if any promotions. People tend to stay at that level were hired in at. No incentives for exceptional work - find a cure of Ebola, save a $1M a year in costs, or just show up and keep the lights on gets the same (no) reward. Inefficiencies in a lot of areas. Lot of manual processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift some of the decision making away from HR. Is supposed to be there to serve employees, not the reverse. Fair doesn't mean it has to be the same same for everyone/every group. Need to differentiate positions and skills. Software engineer title applied to most doesn't account for differences in market for embedded software versus business application versus network personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It has been a very stressful, but ok time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    The best reason to work here..is for the name.

    Cons

    leadership, personal growth can be hard at times, salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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