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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 11, 2016
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Great Benefits
Learned how to use an Apple and PC computers
Great work environment
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Parking
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An excellent university. Wonderful environment for research.
Visiting Scholar and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 11, 2016
Brown is a fantastic environment for undertaking advanced research. The university has a substantial library collection and a host of helpful resources. Brown is home to a number of prominent scholars and regularly features significant guest lecturers.
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Wonderful place to work
Financial Assistant (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 7, 2016
Excellent work environment. Numerous functions that are open to the public. People are helpful. Parking your vehicle daily can be a major issue.
Pros
Extra Perks offered to employees
Cons
Pay rate is on the low side
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Great work environment
Assistant Professor (Research) (Current Employee) –  02912May 18, 2016
Brown University is a great place for research on humans and offers great capabilities and resources. Brown offers collaboration with lots of different researchers in various fields.
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Great place for internship
Athletics Operations Intern (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIApril 28, 2016
This institution is a great place to gain experience in athletic management. The athletic department was very helpful in helping me advance my skills and learn all aspects of managing sports venues and events.
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Student Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIApril 8, 2016
I enjoyed working here the most because I was able to connect and guide young adolescents during their time abroad. I worked closely with the professor to be an additional support to students as they struggled through difficult material.
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Very busy atmosphere, heavy workload, requires patience, confidentiality and effective time management. Communicate with faculty and students.
Sr. Graduate Program Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIJanuary 5, 2016
Very busy atmosphere, heavy workload, requires patience, confidentiality and effective time management. Communicate with faculty and students.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
Parking is challenging.
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Custodian (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIDecember 14, 2015
A typical day at Brown is cleaning and maintaining all types of buildings from sports and swim centers to dorm rooms and common areas.
I learned a lot and still do at Brown. I learnt how to strive for more and to be an honest respect full productive employer.
They care about there employers and there families.

people that work in facilities connected to Brown are also friendly and welcoming, it is a nice company.
Pros
Great School to work for, amazing benifits
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Stable work environment with great benefits
Sr. Programmer/Analyst. Lead programmer (Former Employee) –  Providence, RINovember 12, 2015
There is not enough space here to critiques the pros and cons of the ivy league university environment or it contributions to the world by it graduates.
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Good pance to work.
Adjunct Lecturer (Current Employee) –  Providence, RINovember 7, 2015
The university works to bring in lots of viewpoints. There are many on campus lectures that staff can attend and interesting people from everywhere in the world.
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Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 6, 2015
Amazing people: laid back and very helpful. You will get to know literally everyone on the campus as its very close community.
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Great for hard-working thinkers and teachers
Continuing Education Instructor (Current Employee) –  Providence, RISeptember 5, 2015
Brown is trying hard to be like Princeton but there is some ways to go. Lots of innovation. Lots of upper management turnover (Provost, Dean, etc) Lots of construction on campus. Watch out! Change occurs often for reasons that are not often well-articulated. Forced merger of public policy and international affairs departments look like a shotgun wedding. Lots of pressure to fund raise.
Pros
Great stimulating intellectual atmosphere.
Cons
Racing to the newest fad and little/no follow through
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Sports Marketing Intern (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIAugust 10, 2015
 Render proactive and strategic assistance to the sports marketing manager in organizing and facilitating special events. Leverage outstanding marketing aptitude in successfully overseeing the entire event management aspects, including the following initiatives:
 Proficient reconciliation of funds for sales
 Management and support of game day promotional sales and events for men’s basketball and hockey
 Expert utilization of ClickEffects to operate the music for the women’s hockey/basketball games; and coordination of school bands with the DJ and related personnel
 Preparation of the youth hockey as well as the ‘three stars of the game’ activity
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Great Institution
Temporary Research Assistant, ACRIN RESCUE Study (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIAugust 6, 2015
Very flexible, good employee culture, amazing benefits, great career opportunities. I would love to work for Brown University long-term.
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Overall rating is poor place to work
Manager, Facilities and Operations (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 25, 2015
The employees are over-worked and underpaid. Over the past few years Brown has eliminated positions with the expectation that staff will take on additional job responsibilities with no increase in salary.
Pros
Lots of time-off with vacation, winterbreak and sick time.
Cons
Employees are taken advantage of.
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Productive, meaningful, and fully supportive workplace.
Intervention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 18, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of arriving to the hospital and, depending on if I was beginning the day or ending the day, I would communicate with co-workers regarding ER patients who were screened. I would utilize the ER software to update the screening instrument with the ER population and then check-in with nurses and doctors to screen patients. If patients were eligible for the study, I would go through the recruitment procedure including informed consent and emergency contacts, administer the baseline, and utilize a computer program to determine intervention. Then administer the intervention and offer free HIV testing, counseling, and community referrals. The hardest part of the job was when the ER had a bad day and was busy with severe crises. Often times the stress would be evident with some hospital staff. It was difficulty seeing everyone in stress. The most enjoyable part of the job were the interventions and seeing participants shift their thinking regarding their risk behaviors. My co-workers were fun and enjoyable, dedicated to their job, and friendly.
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Nice place to work and excellent people
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  ProvidenceJuly 12, 2015
Good environment, very nice staff. OK salary for teaching assistant. Many smart guys to work with. Nice adviser, good lectures. also very convenient facility at Brown for all students.
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Serve as primary database manager and analyst for multiple clinical studies.
Clinical Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJune 18, 2015
Data management and analyses performed:
• Design regression models
• Impute missing data by using statistical methods
• Do sensitivity analysis and causal effect
• Manage clouding database
• Design simulations to examine outcomes
• Report and publish outcomes as a co-author
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Great environment
PhD Candidate (Current Employee) –  Engineering DeptJune 12, 2015
Great experience as a grad student. Lab environment is good for scientific research. I learned engineering approaches for neuroscience applications with a lot of device design and data analysis.
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Student Researcher (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIMay 14, 2015
This was a student research position. The people in my lab were fun. Management was my P.I. who was great to work with. I learned to code with MATLAB's interface.
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