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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
135 Reviews
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135 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and professional development opportunities (in 9 reviews)

  • Very close to Boston and New York (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • some times graduate students can feel isolated, Brown is geared towards undergraduates (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    research at Brown University

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University

    Pros

    Excellent research environment, nice people. Providence is a nice place to live, very convenient.

    Cons

    winter is not lovely here. Very cold and heavy snow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown University

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment. People are friendly here.

    Cons

    Nothing

  3.  

    Brown University Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University

    Pros

    - relaxed environment
    - small campus, easy transportation

    Cons

    - work environment may change every semester

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI

    I worked at Brown University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, not stresssful

    Cons

    Too laid back at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    As a postdoc research fellow in neuroscience, it provides good research atmosphere.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University

    Pros

    1. Good research driven research university
    2. Benefits

    Cons

    Salary is not as high as in industry

  7.  

    Positive experience as student researcher and teaching assistant

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University

    Pros

    Networking is a strong possibility with the impressive faculty at Brown. Supervisors and professors are willing to give you the benefit of the doubt and time to do other work when the going gets tough.

    Cons

    Sometimes more time commitment than is realistically possible is expected of a student who is employed at Brown. They expect you to be good at balancing a course load and a work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and do a good job of putting yourself in the shoes of a student who also has a job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown University

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, etc.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not that I know of.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Grader

    Current Employee - Grader
    Current Employee - Grader

    I have been working at Brown University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom, Choose own hours, no supervision

    Cons

    no coworkers, limited hours, bad handwriting

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A great place to be a graduate student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University

    Pros

    The department is very open to opinions and suggestions from the graduate student body.

    Cons

    It's a small department and small university so opportunities for collaboration are fewer than some bigger universities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Research Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University

    Pros

    Excellent research and work environment

    Cons

    High requirement and long work time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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