Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – May 25, 2018
A typical day at work I would arrive to work a little before 8a.m I would eat breakfast than start by washing my hands and putting on a hairnet and apron. then I would go look to see who needs equipment or food restocked like cereal creamers coffee or milk. around 11 I would clean the line and sometime serve the students food and restock bowls plates and eating utensils. at the end of my shift I would clean up wipe down tables sweep mop floors and make sure all bowls and plates coffee cereal milk and creamer's was all restocked.
veterinary/Animal Care Technician (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – June 18, 2018
management was difficult to work with and unreasonable. But investigators and lab techs were great. Some lab techs were very instructive and helpful in teaching and education for veteriinary techs to do their jobs accurately.
Visiting Research Scholar (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – May 24, 2018
Brown University is very well-known that people can have the high degree of freedom for their academic achievement. And due to the close location from Mass. and Connecticut where Harvard, MIT, Boston University and Yale University exists, students can enlarge the network in the various field for their career.
High degree of freedom in academic achievement
Administrative work is a little bit slower than other universities
Secure positions with low pay and little advancement
Supplier Registration Coordinator (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – May 9, 2018
I worked in an administrative role for a department in the Business Office for 4.5 years. The highest salary I reached was $39k. Most workers there are older (50+) and still lean on outdated business practices and can't handle navigating basic software menus. A university can be broken down into 3 groups: Students, Faculty and Staff...and they definitely rank them in that same order, with Staff being at the bottom.
Free Lunches, occasional staff activities, health benefits
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – March 11, 2018
I have very much enjoyed working here at Brown University. The benefits will be hard to be beat, I'm sure. It is fast paced typically and the atmosphere within my department is very nice, team oriented.
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – February 15, 2018
Generally, a good place to work. Interesting, challenging work with smart and thoughtful colleagues. Oddly manages to be highly bureaucratic and often poorly organized at the same time. System protection flows only one way, though; get a bad supervisor and you are virtually powerless. Strong respect for work/life balance and generally very good benefits, which make the mediocre salary stretch much farther.
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
limited growth opportunity for some, parking can be problematic, pay seems low for some positions
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – January 25, 2018
Typical work day: 1) Reviewing reports from the prior night. 2) Entering cases in Student Conduct's Database. 3) Preparing correspondence to students involved in incidents. 4) Communicating, as a liason, with other departments (internally) and outside entities (FBI Agencies and other universities) for background checks.
Love my job, specifically: 1) Enjoyed working under pressure. 2) Love my co-workers in the department. 3) Love working with students.
The hardest part of the job: 1) No having enough time for staff development. 2) No having incentives for career development.
Head Volleyball Coach (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – January 17, 2018
I have always felt very appreciative to be working at Brown University with the student athletes. I had the trust from administration to work independently. I oversaw my assistant coaches and I liked working with support staff.
Financial Coordinator (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – January 8, 2018
long & short days. Department heads get all the rewards for the team efforts Snow days lack ofcommunication between staff & management. Student interaction was fun, rewarding and very interesting Big learning curve on the international language
enjoy the students of all over the globe, break on tuition
Professional, challenging and fast-paced environment.
Switchboard Operator/Receptionist (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – December 20, 2017
Brown University is an exceptional University to work for. I have been employed at Brown University for the past 11 years. A typical day at Brown University includes answering a multi-line switchboard for the entire university including faculty, staff and students. I have gained a tremendous amount of experience working at Brown. I have learned to work as a team player with mangers and directors.
Great place - if you are full-time faculty or a high-end admin
Visiting Professor, writing consultant (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – December 9, 2017
I've worked for Brown in a number of capacities - as a graduate student, as a writing consultant, and as faculty. I still teach for the school of professional studies on an ad hoc basis. It was a wonderful place to study - it offered a competitive fellowship, and I wouldn't be the scholar, writer, researcher, and human being I am today had I not been afforded this extraordinary opportunity. Outside of this wonderful opportunity, however, I wasn't as pleased. I feel that Brown underpays all of its employees, save its senate faculty members and top administrators. Brown is known among peer institutions for this. At one point, I calculated my pay as a consultant and it was something like five dollars an hour. I was happy to get the experience but it was tough - and no one was there to help me when I appealed to them. So if you are offered a full-time faculty position or are recruited to be the provost or dean, go for it! Otherwise, caveat lector!
great research community and excellent undergraduate students
Productive work place. Co-workers from other sports are very helpful.
Assistant Coach - Women's Volleyball (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – November 28, 2017
Brown is a great place to work/coach. I have been with this University for the past five years of my coaching career. Throughout this time I have learned a variety of new coaching methods along with the skills of being able to recruit talent for our team. I have also done a lot of work with ACS and compliance to further along my knowledge of the behind the scenes aspect of coaching at a college level.