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Brown University Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • low pay (but annual raise of up to 2 (in 12 reviews)

  • Everyone is stressed out, the culture doesn't have good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent graduate student experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The pay is more than sufficient for living in Providence as a student, and the administration and faculty in general really care about the students as people.

    Cons

    It's still school, and sometimes it's easy to feel like a child, being lumped in with the undergrads in some situations.


  2. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    more resource that you can reach

    Cons

    some task considered to be intense

  3. "Engn Mentor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and students are great

    Cons

    As a student there is a maximum number of hours to work.


  4. "teacher assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Brown is the best and I loved it

    Cons

    there were no downsides of working there

    Advice to Management

    thanks!


  5. "Good choice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Reputation, and professors are generally helpful and easy to access

    Cons

    No Cons, Brown will always be my best memory


  6. "great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    great coworkers, appreciated the feedback from boss

    Cons

    bureaucracy in work environment, lack of transparency in some areas


  7. "Grad Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Able to apply for funding for research and travel from many centers across the university

    Cons

    Decentralized model lets some students fall through the cracks if your advisor isn't looking out for you

  8. "Brown Political Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    No compensation for student run organizations


  9. "Great environment for graduate students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ph D Student in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Ph D Student in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome network and culture among graduate students. Lots of opportunities for career development. Faculty members truly care about the success and well-being of students.

    Cons

    Grad school is very difficult and can be demoralizing over time (but this is not particular to Brown).


  10. "student"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student
    Current Employee - Student
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    It’s a good school
    A good research
    A great instructor
    A nice collaboration
    Good
    Nice
    Beautiful
    Okay
    Lots of event
    Cheap

    Cons

    Hard to find parking
    Okay
    Okay
    Fine cool
    Winter is cold
    Nice
    Alright, job creation, competition, challenge
    Rockefeller
    Low payment,
    Move too quickly


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