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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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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
Johns Hopkins University Employee

"This was my grad school experience. Working in a lab for generating data and learning all the necessary questions to solve problems. If you are inquisitive and like challenges, this is the right job to do."

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

"I currently love the company that I currently work for, but I want to move close to family. The working relation with the Medical Staff and IT department was a rewarding experience. I loved the challenge of solving problems and working with the team on many IT rollout projects."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 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
Research Assistant
Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 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
Johns Hopkins University Employee

"I received my PhD at Johns Hopkins. I took graduate courses in the medical school and engineering school. I worked in cell biology and was able to collaborate with exceptional faculty in my research field."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Principal Scientist

"Applied Physics Labs is a small, clandestine company solving sensitive and complex engineering challenges in the fields of egress, flood control, space propulsion and weapons systems, to name a few. We pride ourselves in being adept in root cause analysis and have been challenged by many mission critical programs and products. APL creates innovations, tools, prototypes and products needed to help achieve successful execution of our customers specific goals."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Software Engineer

"I worked at the Johns Hopkins University from December 2007 to July 2013. It was a nice place to work. People around were very nice and supportive."

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

What do you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"The university as a whole plays an important role in the world."

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

"Be sure that you are ready to be swept in the wave of energy. Yes, there's excitement, but there's also bureaucracy and disorganization."

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

"No sense of purpose or personal buy-in to the cause. I am not fulfilled and my creativity, humor, and connection are lost here."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Slow the pace down and pay more attention to buying into the cause."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 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
IT Team Lead

What do you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"Job Security in a declining job market where private sector jobs are drying up."

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

"Be very sure to talk to others in similar positions at Johns Hopkins- The view inside is much different than the view from outside"

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

"The place is decentralized full of little waring kingdoms run by tyrants"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not get wrapped up in my pet projects while avoiding and ignoring the people on other projects that actually make the place go."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Research Scientist

What do you like about working at Johns Hopkins University?

"I like the good benefits, flexible hours, lots of resources."

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

"be very careful about whom you work for, some good and some are awful"

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

"excessive competition, crazy people, mentors concerned w/getting grants and furthering themselves and view mentees as cheap labor"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"encourage more collaboration and less competition, make expectations clearer, create a more progressive/open-minded environment"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Johns Hopkins University Reviews FAQs

Is Johns Hopkins University a good company to work for?

Johns Hopkins University has an overall rating of 3.9 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 76 Johns Hopkins University Review Ratings left anonymously by Johns Hopkins University employees, which is equal to the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 95% of employees would recommend working at Johns Hopkins University.

Does Johns Hopkins University pay their employees well?

Johns Hopkins University employees earn $42,000 annually on average, or $20 per hour, which is 36% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 41 Johns Hopkins University employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Johns Hopkins University Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working a Johns Hopkins University?

95% of employees would recommend working at Johns Hopkins University with the overall rating of 3.9 out of 5. Employees also rated Johns Hopkins University 3.9 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.6 for Rewards You Receive, 3.4 for Growth Opportunities and 3.9 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Johns Hopkins University?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Johns Hopkins University is a Senior Engineer at $150,000 annually. Browse Johns Hopkins University Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Johns Hopkins University?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Johns Hopkins University is a Recruiting Assistant at $16,000 annually. Browse Johns Hopkins University Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Johns Hopkins University?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Johns Hopkins University to be Company Culture, Growth Opportunities, People You Work With and Person You Work For, and no cons.

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