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Updated February 15, 2018
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  1. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to study, learn, and grow- I was able to think critically about myself and the world around me in a safe, challenging space

    Cons

    Doesn't acknowledge privilege, teachers don't provide critical feedback


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, become close with professors

    Cons

    Time consuming, work around students' schedules

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a good place to work, nice work/life balance, ethical employer, lots of extra perks, good work environment, nice people, tuition reimbursement program, good for people with kids

    Cons

    limited growth opportunity for some, parking can be problematic, pay seems low for some positions,

    Advice to Management

    no advice for management, they do a good job, it's a nice place to work


  4. "Top Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has to be one of the top employers in the state. Excellent work environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Everything happens by committee. It's hard to make changes or even get a project underway. But once it starts, the procedure is clear.


  5. "Great research environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interaction with other graduate students is great, lots of funding opportunities for projects

    Cons

    Professors are not always as accessible as you might expect for standard US professors. Maybe they're a bit too focused on their own research.


  6. "okay experience as grad researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    collegial environment, great faculty and staff

    Cons

    the students take things too seriously.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Great people and location. The projects professors work on are cutting edge in the field.

    Cons

    It would be incentivizing if more funding was available for undergraduate researchers.

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    - Great co-workers
    - Interesting research
    - Informative training
    - Relative Independence

    Cons

    - Some lack of transparency in plans for future of research

    Advice to Management

    - Lay out more full game plans early on


  9. "undergrad research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    -good for part time undergrad work

    Cons

    -depending on department you can get paid a lot or a little


  10. "post-doc at brown"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Brown has a thriving academic community in neuroscience and psychology.

    Cons

    As with post-docs at most universities, exact benefits package is contingent on the exact source of funding.


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