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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
393 Reviews
3.9
393 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 15 reviews)

  • Surrounded by very intelligent individuals, never bored (high work volume), great benefits (in 21 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.  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfying long-term employment experience.

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Meaningful work, great benefits (especially Tuition Grant program that pays 50% of tuition for dependent children at any 4-year college), lots of opportunity to move around or up. Live Near Your Work grant is helpful for those who want to live in Baltimore City, have a shorter commute, and help to build thriving neighborhoods around JHU. Robust catalog of training opportunities available at no cost to employees. High level of job security.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive. Benefits help balance this out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act more quickly to try to engage employees who are disengaged. If that doesn't work, work with HR on progressive counseling/discipline to force the issue. Disengaged employees either need to turn it around or leave. The high level of job security at JHU is great, but that should only be extended to those who are committed to JHU mission and values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great reputation, some of the bureaucracy can be frustrating

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including 403b contribution and ample vacation/sick time. Great name recognition with the job. Good opportunities to conduct a wide variety of research. Great people who are really passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical as expected in an academic institution. Bureaucracy would get in the way of innovation/creativity sometimes. Some departments have a better work-life balance than others. In some, it seems that working on the weekends and at night is required. In a soft funding environment this may be expected given the current nature of research funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities to converse across levels (i.e., research staff, faculty, etc).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people to work with, very supportive upper management

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

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

    Pros

    Supervisors and Managers genuinely care about helping others obtain upward mobility.

    Cons

    monotonous work, can be boring and not challenging enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue helping lower employees by sharing experience and providing room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Center for Talented Youth Summer Oppurtunity

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Easton, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Easton, PA (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Solid pay/time ratio
    Allows for creative thinking

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

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