Brown University Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2021

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246 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, fantastic work to life ratio(in 43 reviews)

  • "Supportive and diverse work environment(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Providence can be a little boring sometimes(in 24 reviews)

  • "low pay compared to industry jobs(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun Place to work

      Jun 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Excellent people Providence is very fun

      Cons

      Sometimes administration can be difficult

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Progressive ambitions mixed with traditional hangups

      Jun 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good president, some long overdue investments in the community, some good perks

      Cons

      A lot of your experience comes down to individual managers, and unfortunately many managers and UHR can conspire to not give you full job satisfaction

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Environment for Entry-level Researchers

      Jun 6, 2021 - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
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      Pros

      Located on safe and walkable College Hill Flexible hours and remote (during pandemic) Prestige of researching at Ivy League University Entry-level positions available if you seek them Variety of research projects

      Cons

      Very few downsides besides securing adequate funding for your research

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      best ever

      Jun 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      best thing ever i swear

      Cons

      not anything i can think of

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Brown university experience

      Jun 5, 2021 - Arts in Providence, RI
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      Pros

      Great benefits and excellent staffing

      Cons

      Some positions are grant funded therefore may not continue

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Inclusive and Welcoming Place to Work

      Jun 1, 2021 - Assistant Professor in Providence, RI
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      Pros

      Welcoming environment, great for collaboration, great for learning from other faculty

      Cons

      Minimal mentoring to achieve highest levels of success

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jun 11, 2021 - Assistant Project Manager in Providence, RI
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      Pros

      Great medical benefits and 401K

      Cons

      Too much office gossip can hurt others.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good research environment

      May 28, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Good research environment, life/work balance

      Cons

      I don't see any drawbacks.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good enough for a long career

      Jun 3, 2021 - Catering Sous Chef/Second Cook in Providence, RI
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      Pros

      good benefits, unions, vacation time, stability

      Cons

      corporate bureaucracy, mediocre pay scale for union workers and regular staff, major communication disconnect between middle/upper management and the workers, human resources dept. bloated

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      ResLife...

      Jun 7, 2021 - Residential Assistant 
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      Pros

      - Flexible hours... not much else

      Cons

      - disorganized structure - exploitative labor practices

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