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Johns Hopkins University Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
424 Reviews
3.9
424 Reviews
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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.  

    syntel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time

    Pros

    1) At times we have to stretch beyond the official time to complete the task meant for the day.
    2) I learned to be more pro-active, careful, keen and more cautious.
    3) Management of the company were quite helpful and readily available when in need.
    4) My co-workers were indeed a good & jolly type of people.

    Cons

    hourly deadlines of client in process,long hours,no transparency) No support from Vertical Heads (PM/DM/DD/VP) etc --- When something goes wrong then they just put blame on Developers & PL ... If everything goes good then they are ready to take the credit..2) Most of the projects are filled with Graduate Trainees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    De r providing ok transport facility now. no complaints. needs improvement thou. can do better if match other software cos in the area. good salary is expected. good canteen facility with good healthy snacks an meals. fair chance to go onsite and appraising the work.
    De r providing ok trans ...

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    Game Opps

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed atmosphere. Great people to work with. Good learning experience for leadership and how to work in a sports environment. Hours are very flexible

    Cons

    pays minimum wage and salary doesn't increase with experience.

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    Employee efficiency

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in DC Ranch, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in DC Ranch, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Employees seem to be able to accomplish plenty of work including research quickly

    Cons

    Not everyone accomplishes the same work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equalize timing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Rewarding work, tremendous opportunity for training and growth

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Whether your job is related to education, patient care, or research, you are contributing to a "greater good". Working at JHU is rewarding. Training opportunities are robust. The online coursework was expanded significantly a few years ago when Hopkins contracted with SkillSoft for a library of thousands of certification program courses, technical courses, and other professional courses (leadership, management, supervision, time management, etc...)

    The tuition grant program provides for 50% of your dependent children's tuition every semester (up to 50% of the cost of JHU's full-time tuition)) after you've worked for two years.

    Strong commitment to work/life balance. Many departments allow flexible scheduling and work from home opportunities if the nature of the work allows for it.

    Cons

    The $5,250 Tuition Remission benefit is not as strong as it used to be. This is an IRS cap to keep the benefit nontaxable. It would be helpful if JHU would provide more (to keep up with the cost of tuition), even if the amount over $5,250 must be taxed.

    Compensation is not competitive. Benefits more than make up for that for many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those managers who are opposed to flexible schedules or work from home opportunities, talk to the Office of Work, Life, and Engagement. They can explain the many positive benefits of implementing such programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Teaching assistant

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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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, helpful instructors to show you how to teach in a classroom setting. Not too many students in your recitation section.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours if you are not good at time management as far as grading and office hours. Students are very motivated, but often want to be walked through every step.

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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Johns Hopkins is a world-class research institute and all the best facilities are available for graduate students to further their research requirements.

    Cons

    The setting is mostly academic, and the preparation for a career in the industry is lacking. Career fairs etc. that happen are on a small scale, compared to other top universities.

    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    Mechanical department is very good

    Cons

    Nothing as per my experience

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    research specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Johns Hopkins University

    Pros

    relatively flexible work hours. Good children college tuition benefit. Very collaborative environment. I like the scientific work a lot.

    Cons

    Low salary. No career development space. Many labs are losing funding. So the job security is low. Not know when your boss will have no money for you to stay.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Depending on what you want, it could be a great place (for research) or a terrible place.

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not everybody here is the smartest but they sure are very hard-working and most of them love their jobs. Great for collaborative research!

    Cons

    Very low pay because its prestige. Mediocre teaching (faculty is encouraged to research but discouraged to care about teaching at least in Public Health).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very few promotion opportunities, if you wanna get promoted don't count too much on your skills, count on your connections and on your political skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be closer and listen to your team members, because their success is simply yours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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