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Amazing students

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Providence, RI
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Providence, RI

I have been working at Brown University full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Hands down the best students I've taught. Because the "New Curriculum" allows them to take only classes that interest them, with no distribution requirements, just about every student has selected your class out of thousands of others because it interests them, so they are smart and engaged.

Cons

The administration is a bit conservative, and increasingly the Med School gets all of the money and buzz. The arts and humanities are not nearly as well funded. Also, there's an explicit change to tenure review; the administration wants to make it much harder to get tenure than it is now.

Advice to Management

Given that folks who get tenure track jobs here are by and large at the top of their fields and mostly more productive than senior faculty, the administration might think twice before looking to places like Harvard as an example. Famous professors are often not nearly as engaged with their students.

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  1. socially and intellectually fulfilling and challenging.

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    Current Employee - PhD Student, Engineering in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - PhD Student, Engineering in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice city/neighborhood, nice food and amenities with decent working environment.

    Cons

    still exploring but not enough emphasis on graduate students, but I can feel the dynamics is gradually changing for the better.

    Advice to Management

    More resources on professional development, especially non-academic, for graduate students would be highly welcomed!

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Researcher in Providence, RI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful admin staff in HR departments
    Productive team of colleagues
    Opportunities for learning for staff through staff professional development workshops
    Interesting invited guest speakers in the dept.

    Cons

    Research opportunities for non-Brown University graduate level researchers are limited
    Some senior faculty are not able to offer encouragement and career support because they are very selective in who they endorse
    More expensive to study at, but of course university's renowned reputation matters

    Advice to Management

    Make a policy for hiring at research centers long term and hiring faculty more able to encourage on going career growth of the hired research staff

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