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Brown University CEO Christina Paxson
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  • "low pay per hour but the commitment is not that large so(in 14 reviews)

  • "Work life balance depends on office and team you work with(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great entry level position

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture. Very collaborative. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth as an employee.

  2. Higher education means you're always learning!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Enthusiastic, inclusive, and insightful co-workers! Great to be in an environment with people who value your presence and abilities. Easy to find some true gems among your co-workers and people you meet in the community.

    Cons

    Some students and faculty can be a bit off-putting, especially during exam season, but wouldn't you be as well with all of that stress? You learn to deal with the lack of smiles.

  3. Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Brown University full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    University really cares about faculty, staff and students

    Cons

    Program is only one year

  4. Fantastic Experience!

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Reader in Providence, RI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Brown University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great way to learn quickly about top level admissions process.

    Cons

    Seasonal. It is not an ongoing part time position.

  5. Decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    University mission and goals, intelligent and engaged colleagues, excellent benefits

    Cons

    low pay, little support from senior management

  6. Great place for students to work

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      Former Employee - Food Service Worker in Providence, RI
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      I worked at Brown University part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      flexible hours and decent pay

      Cons

      sometimes will make you work overtime

    • Working for a PhD at Brown is great

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      Current Employee - PhD Student 
      Recommends
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      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown University full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Very friendly department. The graduate student group is constantly interacting. That includes frequent beer times.

      Cons

      The pressure on students is not the highest. You have to push your self for an future in the academia. It's up to you.

    • Recording events for Brown

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      Former Employee - Audio Visual Recording Specialist 

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

      Pros

      Nice, comfortable arrangement, nice supervisor

      Cons

      Only so many opportunities to work

    • Good position

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      Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Providence, RI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Brown University part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Flexible hours, easy work, meaningful, academic development

      Cons

      Boring occasionally, depends on the assignments

      Advice to Management

      Really I have none to give

    • Great place for PhD students

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      Former Employee - Research Assistant 

      I worked at Brown University full-time

      Pros

      a very friendly campus environment

      Cons

      some departments are relatively small in size

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