Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – January 23, 2015
Pros: opportunities; tuition assistance
Cons: parking very expensive; crime on and around campus
JH is so massive it is a difficult place to learn to navigate. Because most departments have their own way of operating, it is difficult working on system-wide initiatives. As with any mega institution, it has a lot of opportunities to move within the system.
A typical day could be performing a hospital GAP analysis on the Emergency Management Program, or communicating with the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. Or Organizing full-scale, partial or table top emergency drills or fire evacuation scenarios with hospital staff members and the county fire and rescue personnel.
Billing Specialist (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – January 11, 2015
Pros: flexibilty, great co-workers
Organized tasks, desk and mind at all times. Detailed orientated, Learned that you must pace yourself as to importance. Proven can work under pressure. Hardest part of job would be slow responses from my emails with the information needed. The most enjoyable part is the fact that I am number driven and push myself to collect a greater amount each month.
I do research, write grants, go to lectures. Good environment to create collaborations. The work place varies depending on the people. Advancement is very difficult. Benefits for faculty are good. Salary not so good.
Productive work place and talented people I worked with.
Senior Systems Engineer (Former Employee), Mount Washington Baltimore MD – December 24, 2014
monitor 60 Exchange servers, around 800 databases, Over 50,000 email accounts, change out dead hard drives, create mounts points for the databases, carve out the storage for the databases, install windows server 2008R2 and 2012 OS, install exchange software, take supports calls for customers and configure Outlook client.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – December 8, 2014
Pros: rich source for self-improvement, flexible working schedule, a lot of after-work activities
Flexible time schedule. As long as you finish you work, you can have dental and medical appointment during the day. There are a lot of techniques to learn. Online courses and lectures are free to attend. The hardest part is that when times come to my advisor's funding applying season, there would be a lot of pressure on shoulder to obtain valuable data and work after work to get things done.
Typical day for me was sitting at a desk registering patients. By working here I learned that it's not what you know it's who you know. The management here is terrible, if your not one of the favorites you're no one. Co-workers were nice, the hardest part of my job was keeping my mouth shut about things that bothered me. There really isn't anything enjoyable about working here.
Program that has a large outreach to the Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania area
Odyssey Registrar (Current Employee), Baltimore, Maryland – November 9, 2014
Pros: customer service, hands on set-up
Cons: limited web based outlook
* A typical work days includes registering participants for non-credit liberal arts programs. Customer service is a large part of my job also. * This job has taught me that life not only continues when you retire, but you actually thrive and take more opportunities to learn for personal enrichment. * I am responsible for student workers who assist Instructors with classroom and one-on-one setup. * This organization has a small staff, but we are all very hands on with production of creating a successful work environment. * The most challenging part of my job is assisting potential students who may not have the income to afford program costs and trying to work with them, so that they are able to enroll in classes. * The most rewarding part of my job, is when students comment on their experience with this program. I feel I am the first contact with students and I have an influence for either a positive or negative outcome.