Brown University Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2020

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4.4
88%
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194 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, good work/life balance(in 33 reviews)

  • "Great stipend and benefits compared to other schools, especially given the cost of living in Providence(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Providence is not the best city for opportunities(in 19 reviews)

  • "low pay compared to industry jobs(in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great summer job at Brown"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Providence, RI

    I worked at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, reasonable work load

    Cons

    Administrative burden can be high

    Brown University2020-05-26
  2. "Brown University RA"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Most labs available to work in

    Cons

    Pay and duration of stay dependent on professors' grants

    Brown University2020-05-21
  3. "Pleasant overall"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    The experience depends greatly on the professor and course. Invaluable if you are passionate about what you are teaching!

    Cons

    Pay is not good, and the bureaucratic system through which you get paid is also extremely annoying.

    Brown University2020-06-02
  4. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    Parking is sometimes hard to get.

    Brown University2020-05-17
  5. "Ok"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Good school that treats us fairly

    Cons

    Pay is low but basically the same as everywhere else

    Brown University2020-05-29
  6. "Positive Experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant 

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Helpful professor, enjoyable experience, helping students.

    Cons

    Could be time consuming and repetitive.

    Brown University2020-05-13
  7. "review"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Office Receptionist in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    great pay great team great benefits

    Cons

    none I enjoyed the company

    Brown University2020-05-05
  8. "It has turned into a large corporation"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Poor management, no employee loyalty, treated poorly by faculty

    Brown University2020-05-19
  9. "TAing in CLPS was fun and chill"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 

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

    Pros

    The professor gave me full autonomy over my role as TA, provided I held TA hours twice a week.

    Cons

    The actual workload of TAing ended up being much more than predicted.

    Brown University2020-04-28
  10. "Great on campus job, get to help out other students"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close relationship with professors and other TAs

    Cons

    Can be more work than expected

    Brown University2020-04-27
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