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Brown University Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • low pay (but annual raise of up to 2 (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours and complete lack of work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher's 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 environment, a wonderful school

    Cons

    There are not many there


  2. "Avoid the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Providence is nice in the summer.

    Cons

    RIIPL is a research group within Brown run by Professor Justine Hastings. I had been in Ivy league research labs for 5 years by the time I joined. It was hands down the most distressing and awful experience of my life. The lab is run like a personal fiefdom where staff are laborers. The management bully the staff and there were several cases of people being transferred out. Crying in meetings is frequent. Bullying is really the only word for it. A lawsuit is imminent I believe. To be avoided.

    The university HR department is sorely lacking. They will not try to help you, and they will not ask if you are happy. Its a shambles. They are powerless to do anything to Professors as they have tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bullying your staff

  3. "Research at Brown University"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor (Research) in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor (Research) in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brown offers the possibility to meet and work with lots of great scientific minds
    Brown had put a research culture that fosters the sharing knowledge and build new collaborations across disciplines.

    Cons

    I have none to mention


  4. "Great place"

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

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    Cool stuff, great place all around

    Cons

    Lack of not cool stuff


  5. "Best School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Brown University part-time

    Pros

    - Passionate, bright, and kind faculty

    Cons

    - There are no negatives


  6. "Helpful for tutors"

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    Current Employee - Group Tutor/Tutor Leader in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Group Tutor/Tutor Leader in Providence, RI
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *For group tutors*
    - Personalized hours
    - Excellent training and professional development opportunities
    - Opportunities for advancement, such as serving on advisory board
    - Chance to help other students and learn from them while reviewing old content: very practical and rewarding.

    Cons

    For non tutors, wages are low and hours are more inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all of your employees well.


  7. "Very nice place to work at"

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

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    flexible working time, very nice colleagues, and very good benefit

    Cons

    I don't have specific concern about the company.

  8. "It's all about status"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It looks great on a resume

    Cons

    Everyone is stressed out, the culture doesn't have good work/life balance


  9. "Graduate/PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and live! Good stipend/benefits.

    Cons

    No retirement options for graduate students.


  10. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brown University full-time

    Pros

    Amazing health insurance, and a very good working environment

    Cons

    Management and facilities could be improved, salaries are below average for administrative positions


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