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Brown University Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • low pay (but annual raise of up to 2 (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours and complete lack of work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Undergrad Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    -Great faculty
    -Great flexibility in hours

    Cons

    -Sometimes navigating the payment system is tough

    Advice to Management

    -Keep it up!


  2. "Student Review"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brown offers a dynamic and challenging intellectual environment.

    Cons

    Job prospects for social science and humanities students are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a central, job/application hub or portal intended for social science and humanities students.

  3. "CS TA Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Good hours in that you get to choose how much you work
    Good people
    Fun activities

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Nothing much else, really. Overall good experience


  4. "Student review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Great university that allowed me to expand my knowledge in many fields as well as master my concentration. Students here are very open and willing to help each other out

    Cons

    Some of the facilities are old and could use updating. They are in the process of updating their resources to accommodate for this.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to what the students are saying. Some of the issues the management is tackling now have been a large issue ever since I arrived on campus 4 years ago.


  5. "Grad Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, multi-disciplinary, cutting edge research

    Cons

    No Cons I can think of


  6. "Great experience as a student worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked in the kitchen of the dining hall. Great leadership and people.

    Cons

    Tough policy if you are sick.


  7. "Great Benefits..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lots of time off.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement.

  8. "Undergraduate TA (CS)"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Professor available pretty much whenever (ymmv)

    Cons

    Crunch times (grading large projects) can get rough


  9. "Pleasant Academic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brown University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - flexible work attitude
    - surrounded by intellectuals
    - reasonable hours (no pressure to work extra)
    - interesting work

    Cons

    no real cons, could have been paid more elsewhere but the environment and benefits are worth it.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  10. "Design Workshop Monitor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay
    Incredible management
    Easy to learn

    Cons

    poor organization, things are constantly changing without communication


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