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Brown University Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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4.1 106 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

Brown University President Christina Paxson

Christina Paxson

(27 ratings)

89% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great academic climate, great benefits(in 7 reviews)

  • It's prestigious (an Ivy league school)(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours best describe a graduate student's life, but this is true anywhere(in 3 reviews)

  • Research opportunities for non-Brown University graduate level researchers are limited(in 9 reviews)

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    very great !

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosvery liberal, great atmosphere , nice campus.

    Consnot so much i can think of

     

    Work life balance.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat faculty to work with.

    ConsWork life balance not possible.

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    Great institution to work for

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Providence, RI

    Pros-Benefits
    -Laid back atmosphere
    -Opportunities for networking
    -Tuition reimbursement

    Cons-Not a lot of opportunity for growth
    -Salaries are not very negotiable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Library student staff

    Library Student Staff (Former Employee) Providence, RI

    ProsFlexible hours, you can do homework while on duty

    ConsIf you're new, you don't always get your first choice of hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAn excellent opportunity to work with, learn from, and teach your peers.

    ConsStudents can be dismissive and/or lazy.

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    I love it; great academic climate, great benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat academic climate, great benefits. My department is one of the most productive in the country, but my colleagues are collaborative, friendly, and supportive. It's a great place to work.

    ConsMoving grants management to COEUS and the financial systems to Workday has all but halted many of the processes we need to manage our externally funded grant awards and has noticeably interfered with research productivity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unorganized but in a wonderful city

    Residential Advisor (Former Employee) Providence, RI

    ProsBrown attracts some wonderful people to Providence. The city itself is surprisingly cool, with a great food and art scene. Some of the best restaurants I've ever been to in my life.

    ConsVery bureaucratic- I fee like I could have planned some things much better than the people they have above me. Lots of pointless meetings and bad food.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to stream-line things and have a reason for doing what you're doing, instead of "just because".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    UTRA researcher

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Providence, RI

    ProsIt was great research opportunity. I got to establish good relation with my professor. I learned a lot about scientific research techniques and adapted into a lab environment. Co-workers are very intelligent and helpful.

    ConsThe payment nearly or not all covered the expenses. It was a bit lonely to work on campus during summer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    wonderful time, fun people, good students

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Providence, RI

    Prosgood benefits, relaxing pace and room for growth

    Consthere were no cons at this job

    Advice to Senior Managementget management who really understand diversity, particularly in regards to race and gender

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was a lot of flexibility in my position. My supervisor was very responsive and accommodating and the wage was decent.

    ConsI was paid hourly although I was first told i'd be receiving a stipend. This was frustrating.

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