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Brown University Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
110 Reviews

4.3
110 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Great place for Grad School

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Very good culture at Brown

    Cons

    Providence is a small city

    Recommends
  2.  

    Amazing research opportunities specially in the Biomedical Engineering Field

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Professional experience at as early a stage as freshman year of college and availability of amazing resources.

    Cons

    Low paid jobs and a lot of competition for top research positions.

  3.  

    Brown University is friendly place to learn and to have fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly students. Nice professors who are always ready to help you. The city is cool. Nice restaurants. Nice stores, each having an unique flavor. Not crazy as Boston. You can find places in the city to relax.

    Cons

    Things are expensive. The little art and clothing stores have nice items, but they are expansive for students coming from not well-to-do families.

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  5.  

    Ivy League?

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Director in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Sometimes flexible and interesting work. Great benefits and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Faculty eventually become administration with varying success and little experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prof dev for faculty interested in admin to develop management skills.

  6.  

    very great !

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very liberal, great atmosphere , nice campus.

    Cons

    not so much i can think of

  7.  

    Work life balance.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great faculty to work with.

    Cons

    Work life balance not possible.

  8.  

    Great institution to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Library student staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Student Staff  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Library Student Staff in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Flexible hours, you can do homework while on duty

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Students can be dismissive and/or lazy.

  11.  

    I love it; great academic climate, great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Moving 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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