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Working at Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, MD: 16 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Laurel, MD Area

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On average, employees in Laurel, MD at Johns Hopkins University give their company a 2.7 rating out of 5.0 based on 16, whereas overall Average Rating of Johns Hopkins University is 3.9 out of 5.0 based on 98 Johns Hopkins University Review Ratings. The happiest Johns Hopkins University employees in Laurel, MD are Software Engineers submitting an average rating of 4.6 and HVAC Mechanics with a rating of 4.4.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 76 Johns Hopkins University Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.4
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.6
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
3.9
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Working at Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, MD: 16 Employee Reviews

Johns Hopkins University Employee

"Great for technical staff and those with advanced degrees. Don't look to moving up quickly without either of the above."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Johns Hopkins University Employee

"I have worked for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab for eight years, and for the Johns Hopkins University for over 20 years. Both organizations have a very important mission - to help educate our youth and protect our armed forces. Their staff are dedicated to these missions."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
Johns Hopkins University (98)

4.8 Highest Rated in this Industry is National Notary Association (14)
1.5 Lowest Rated in this Industry is National Safety Council (29)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (3,543)
Johns Hopkins University Employee

"I will preface this with that my employment at JHU APL seems to be abnormal. I was hired under the pretense that I would be doing some less than desirable work for a few months (max of 4) and then be moved onto another project. A year went by and I was still doing the undesirable work, so I left."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Senior Staff Member

"The work is great, but the entrenched management is sclerotic and unresponsive. Focus has gone away from PI initiated research to project manager directed work based on sponsor relationships. So the place is starting to resemble a Lockheed or a Boeing."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Johns Hopkins University Employee

"JHUAPL has too many layers of bureaucracy for a research focused organization. To little of the budget is spent on new research projects for a university affiliated laboratory. The lab is becoming just another beltway bandit."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Computer Engineer

"I've worked at APL for 3+ years. Great place to work overall, especially if you have a family and are seeking a long-term employer. However, the process by which one might move up wasn't ever clear to me, and there are a multitude of companies out there that will likely pay you more than APL for your skillset. Great emphasis on education though, and perfect for someone coming out of school with a BS (APL will pay for your entire MS through the JHU part-time program)."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Staff Engineer

"I've been with APL since 1999. I think that the company benefits are second to none and they will try to find work if things get thin. I did feel like I was treated as if I had little to no experience when I had already had over 10 years of experience."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Professional Staff Member

"Good job, great people and location, but lacking in communication"

What do you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"Location, the campus, and the flexibility to do my job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You need to be prepared to explore and discover ways to get job done without management."

What don't you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"Lack of bonuses, communication was lacking from management, and IT support."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To better communiucate the mission and goals of the organization."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
HVAC Mechanic

"It was a great place to work for at the time."

Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4.2 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Stationary Engineer
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Support You Get 4.6 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.6 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Aeronautical Engineer
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.2 / 5
Support You Get 4.1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Software Engineer
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Information Assurance Officer

"I did not feel I was tasked enough or given the responsibility of my experience"

What do you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"I liked the atmosphere and the people."

What don't you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"The Lab was nice the division I was in was very slow and seemed to not employ personnel properly."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make sure all tasks given are to the right people."

Software Developer

"Excellent way to gauge the company."

What do you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"I like the benefits package."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"My tip is be prepared to be square."

What don't you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"I don't like the poorly run programs and projects."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My suggestion to management is listen to your employees; be honest and don't be two-faced."

Blackberry Technician

"JHU is awesome"

What do you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"On contract to JHUAPL, but the commute was easy, and the people were awesome."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest, open, and listen."

What don't you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"Political intrigue"

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