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Brown University Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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  • Great benefits, mentorship and an opportunity to impact the workplace (in 27 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment and benefits (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate student teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to gain experience tutoring and build relationships with professors

    Cons

    No cons to this job


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Slow pace. Low payment.

  3. "A good option for those in research!"

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

    Pros

    Lots of events put on by HR for part-time and full-time workers to help you feel more included. Very diverse staff.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful environment.


  4. "Library Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Pretty simple workflow, great co-workers.

    Cons

    No room for growth, repetitive work gets boring after awhile.


  5. "technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    I have been working at Brown University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work
    nice place
    nice people
    beautiful campus
    many events

    Cons

    low salary
    less development
    rural area
    long commute
    traffic


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    -very supportive and intellectually stimulating environment

    Cons

    -few direct flights from TF Green airport (annoying if you travel a lot)
    -employees don't get an employer 403b match until 2+ years (hurtful to postdocs)


  7. "Brown is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic department and helpful faculty.

    Cons

    The pay could be a little more

  8. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating, exciting, full autonomy

    Cons

    Little preparation on pedagogical techniques


  9. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diverse research interests in the department, very collaborative

    Cons

    Providence is quite expensive to live, not as much as Boston, but still expensive.


  10. "Sunlab Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    - Great way to get good at troubleshooting

    Cons

    - Lots of learning on the job, no real formal teaching


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