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Updated Sep 21, 2022

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77%
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great benefits and very easy going(in 83 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with: both the student and non(in 69 reviews)
  • "Flexible Hours; Fun Atmosphere; Great first hand/hands on work with skills relative to my degree; Awesome Experience with Brown Univ.(in 29 reviews)
  • "The campus is beautiful and engaging.(in 17 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues in other students(in 17 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay and not well organized(in 57 reviews)
  • "A lot of the jobs at Brown require time commitment but they have to low of salaries(in 32 reviews)
  • "No parking(in 14 reviews)
  • "Poor management(in 10 reviews)
  • "Manager made up negative reports re employees and entered on yearly review.(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great employer

    Sep 5, 2022 - Senior Research Associate in Providence, RI
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    Pros

    Great employer, which allows to me work remotely from a different state!

    Cons

    Noting that I am aware of.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Boundaries around work-life balance eroding

    Sep 21, 2022 - Operations Manager in Providence, RI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, including health, contributions to 403b plan, vacation time and week off between Christmas and New Years Day.

    Cons

    Low pay, increasing expectation to be available outside of business hours for even non-essential positions. Arrogant attitudes of faculty towards support staff. University is hiring faculty and higher-level leadership positions without adjusting its support staffing levels.

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Overall nice place for PhD Students, but depends on the department

    Sep 1, 2022 - PhD Graduate Student 
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    Pros

    Good benefits from the Graduate School for new parents; Nice student health insurance for PhD students; overall nice PhD experience

    Cons

    High level of heterogeneity across departments/schools (as expected) though some common benefits from the Graduate School

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    salary is not appropriate for work involved

    Sep 15, 2022 - Manager 
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    Pros

    benefits includes tuition reimbursement, 403b

    Cons

    understaffed, lack of respect by faculty and lack of recognition, poor raises, lack of growth, lack of promotion

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Review of TA

    Aug 27, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    - good people and learning experience

    Cons

    depends on the research PI

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work with its quirks

    Aug 15, 2022 - Major Gifts Officer in Providence, RI
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    Pros

    Brown's Advancement shop is best in class. As anywhere, leadership really matters.

    Cons

    It is a notably hierarchical organization, but the leadership really cares. Could be more resources devoted to professional development.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Brown Technology Innovations Is the Best Team To work for EVER

    Aug 15, 2022 - Contract Assistant in Providence, RI
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    Pros

    More like a family than a team

    Cons

    I can't stay in the job because I will no longer be a student

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Aug 5, 2022 - Library Student Worker 
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    Pros

    Working at the library as a student at Brown was a pleasant experience and a good way to satisfy your work study requirement.

    Cons

    While working on campus is convenient, it is possible to be paid more for working off campus.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Student Intern at Brown

    Aug 11, 2022 - Intern 
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    Pros

    Depends on the department you work with, but everyone is usually pretty chill, understanding, and accepting.

    Cons

    Some departments can be incompetent as hell

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Aug 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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