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Updated March 4, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, mentorship and an opportunity to impact the workplace" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Also, the work/life balance is best I've had" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay (but annual raise of up to 2" (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "PhD student"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive stipend and health care coverage. Great resources such as the CareerLab Center, the Sheridan Teaching Center, etc.

    Cons

    High tuition fee even for PhD candidates not taking any courses.


  2. "Brown is great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of smart and interesting people

    Cons

    Can be pretty hard work

  3. "Lab Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Would not allow full-time or overtime


  4. "meh -- good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, good schedule flexibility, strong union and cohesive coworkers

    Cons

    managerial indifference and incompetence, cheap with providing new and working equipment

    Advice to Management

    start listening to your employees more and acknowledge the valuable experience and perspectives they have!


  5. "Research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    It's a good collaborative environment with great students.

    Cons

    There was building space mismanagement.


  6. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Very supportive management team

    Cons

    Should establish a base training protocol


  7. "Good and exciting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Good guidance from mentors
    -Fun work

    Cons

    -Nothing so far, everything is going well

  8. "Great department"

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    Current Employee - Rhode Island in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Rhode Island in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences is excellent. There is a strong collaborative atmosphere, and a lot to learn from colleagues.

    Cons

    The department is not the best when it comes to supporting visa issues with international postdocs, especially when the postdoc has a strong ground for justification for a particular situation.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advise when it comes to the quality and opportunity for research. I think the management should be more flexible and amenable to accommodating visa issues for international postdocs, especially when they have a justification for what they are asking.


  9. "visiting scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    abundant resources and academic realestate

    Cons

    small departments, and a lack of sense of community


  10. "great, it's a good place ot be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    good flexibility hours i like it here

    Cons

    sometimes its cold and dark


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