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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
371 Reviews
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371 Reviews
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Johns Hopkins University President and Trustee Ronald J. Daniels
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Absolutely satisfying a brilliant experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant Boss. Great Pay. Lovely long term job.

    Cons

    Have to be very committed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
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  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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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  8.  

    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
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  9.  

    Excellent place to do research and supportive faculty and staff!

    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

    Surrounded by exceptional people who are smart and committed. Within my department, office administration is super knowledgeable and supportive. Beautiful campus to work on!

    Cons

    Pay and benefits standard for postdocs. No solution to this larger problem.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Straightforward, graduate research assistantship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    There are benefits in gaining research skills and experience, direct access to otherwise extremely busy faculty who may be hard to connect with in class.

    Cons

    There are no benefits like health insurance or tuition remission for part time employees. There isn't really a career ladder, but that's expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide benefits to student researchers such as reduced rates for health insurance or tuition remission.

  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment with many exciting areas of research.

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel that my supervisor is not helping me plan and achieve my career goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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