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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and being that I am still in school that is very important (in 15 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 23 reviews)

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

  • Not much work/life balance in the culture (in 7 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant Boss. Great Pay. Lovely long term job.

    Cons

    Have to be very committed.

  2. Graduate Research Assistant

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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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment, great resources, world class institution, challenging work with opportunities to really make an impact, remarkably nice faculty members

    Cons

    Constant pressure to succeed, work can be extremely difficult, science funding is getting cut, long hours in the laboratory, limited options outside of science/medicine

  3. PhD Biology Graduate Student

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The largest advantage to a bio PhD at Hopkins over other graduate schools is the world-class hospital operating in the same complex. Collaboration between medical and research is easy to come by, as well as is access to patients and patient samples (following proper protocols, of course).

    Cons

    Hopkins has invested less in modernizing the graduate student experience than other graduate schools. Receiving a PhD is still fundamentally a medieval apprenticeship, with one mentor responsible for your entire livelihood and future - time until graduation, research opportunities, ability to attend national meetings, conferences, etc. While other graduate schools have modified the experience to put more autonomy in the hands of students, Hopkins has not.

    Advice to Management

    The Hopkins Biology PhD graduate program is currently under pressure from the NIH to decrease graduation times. The current strategy appears to put more pressure on the student to have more thesis committee meetings, etc. This strategy will fail, as currently ability to graduate is entirely in the hands of the mentor / PI. The onus for graduating students more quickly needs to fall on the faculty, not the students. I can guarantee you that the students already want to graduate as quickly as possible.

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  5. working smart always forcus

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Opelika, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Opelika, AL (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    There good people are always happy

    Cons

    The hours we get not bad at all

  6. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    +Amazing resources and brilliant minds.
    +Ability to take on more if you are hardworking
    +Good mentors

    Cons

    -Long hours
    -Can have an intense culture

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to give researchers good mentors which allow for growth. It benefits both parties.

  7. Great work place for biomedical research

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative environment and great science and education

    Cons

    In BAltimore, Low salary and kind of small compared to Harvard

  8. research faculty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    - Great place to work interdisciplinary research.
    - administrative staffs are really helpful
    - supportive environment

    Cons

    - salary level is a bit lower than its name value
    - benefits for employees are not as good as expected

  9. It's been a good experience I want a more challenging job.

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

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The are opportunities for professional development and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    The vacation time and parking rates. Parking rates are determined by the location where you work. If you want to use the tuition reimbursement/remission to get a post-baccalaureate certificate/degree you can only use it at the University.

  10. research

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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    lots of opportunity and students work hard

    Cons

    no time to relax, which is good

    Advice to Management

    good enough

  11. School

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Good theoretical knowledge gain, nice view

    Cons

    career services are underdeveloped, lack of establishment

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