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Athletic Department (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIDecember 27, 2018
Worked in the athletic department, management is not very supportive no real opportunities for advancement. It is a great campus to work on, great area of town
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Great place to learn
Graduate Student Researcher (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIDecember 10, 2018
Work there as a graduate student. I mostly focused on general robotics research and development. The general work environment is very competitive but rewarding
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Nice work environment
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry (Current Employee) –  Providence, RINovember 18, 2018
Life at Brown University is really nice. There are talented people here you can work with, from whom you can learn a lot. And the experienced advisor is willing to guide and help you. And you sort of have the freedom to learn something you like. The life here is not too fast-paced so it is easy to balance life and work.
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very cozy work environment
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Providence, RINovember 10, 2018
Flexible work time when my kids were in school.
Very cooperate between coworkers.
Lots of classes offered and also provide private tech support.
Recognize people once a year for encouraging.
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No room for advancement
Overnight Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 31, 2018
Brown chooses to hire for the outside instead of promoting from within. Good benefits but management is lost. No room for advancement unless your " in the group"
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Great place to work overall!
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 23, 2018
Lots of learning opportunities and great place to work! Flexible schedules, brilliant teachers. I could easily collaborate on my projects and i never had a problem with taking vacations.
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Collegial work environment
Technical Support Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 18, 2018
Incredibly collaborative and friendly work environment. Brilliant students and equally brilliant administrators and other staff. The level of support can't be overstated.
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Awesome place to work
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Providence, RIOctober 15, 2018
Working at Brown you feel very much apprecaited and always ackowlwdged for your work that you did everyday, THe work life baclance is great and the days fly by.
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Auction Theory Researcher (Current Employee) –  Providence, RISeptember 25, 2018
Not a job. Not being paid. Have the luxury of working with both professors and graduate students. Some problems you don't want to bring to a professor, and other graduate students as resources can be a useful outlet.
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Poor work/life balance, not great for working or single parents
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Providence, RISeptember 22, 2018
Highly overrated. Working parents, I recommend you search one of the many other colleges or universities in RI for better hours and better tuition reimbursement (tuition exchange) for your children. Brown talks a good game. For a liberal university that likes to stroke its own ego about how inclusive it is, they have left the parent out of the equation. HR is useless and has no idea what actually goes on in individual depts. My own supervisor told me so on several occasions. While HR touts benefits for working parents, such as the ability to work a flexible schedule, when an employee asks their supervisor for this, they will likely be told no. The only university in the state with office hours of 8:30-5 (others offer 8:30-4:30) and if you think you'll be done at 5pm, you are mistaken. The overall culture is one of working/checking emails around the clock.
Pros
Prestigious name.
Cons
Work/life balance, I sat on a search committee once, where when asked about work/life balance, a colleague of mine told the applicant, most people are expected to work through their lunch, HR has no clue.
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Good stable job
Data entry specialist (Former Employee) –  Providence, RISeptember 20, 2018
Brown was a very stable job since it is one of the best ivy league colleges in my area. the work pace was slow but for a temporary job it was one of the best.
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Diverse backgrounds of the players and coaches.
HEAD SOCCER COACH (Former Employee) –  Providence, RISeptember 10, 2018
Typical day was in the office preparing for practice and games.
Learned about the type of student athlete that would be successful at Brown
Brown is an Ivy League University and has very high admission requirements.
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Productive and fun place to work
Research Associate in Neuropathology (Former Employee) –  Providence, RISeptember 5, 2018
Brown University is a wonderful, productive, and fun place to work. Their management staff and environment are great to work with. Everyone is extremely helpful.
Pros
Living in Providence, Ri
Cons
None
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Productive
research student (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIAugust 20, 2018
Fruitful environment for an overall personality development. Resourcefulness is a key for connecting with researchers and potential job employers while working in an academic environment.
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good university with fascinating research
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIAugust 9, 2018
I enjoyed doing my PhD there. It was a stimulating environment full of intelligent people and high-impact research. The lab equipment was good and had sufficient support.
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Working experience at Brown
Assistant Baseball Coach (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIAugust 1, 2018
Baseball was 7 days a week, either on campus or away from campus with recruiting. As a whole, there were a lot of sports at Brown which made the work environment very competitive within the institution.
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Awesome Place
Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 30, 2018
Great experience and team! I thoroughly enjoyed partnering with the team. I learned a tremendous amount and was able to grow within this role. I recommend that people try to work here!
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labor intensive teaching with inspiring students
Visiting Lecturer, English Department (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 22, 2018
Some degree of independence in position, as well as security ( 3yr renewable contracts), but otherwise highly structured and demanding and overly repetitive.
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Learning experience
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 10, 2018
I learned a lot at Brown University and was promoted fairly for the skills I acquired. I had interactions with different groups of people. It was a good experience
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Good compensation and benefits
Visiting Assistant Professor / Academic Advisor (Former Employee) –  Providence, RIJuly 2, 2018
The whole experience at Brown enriches one's skills in many ways. Great workplace culture. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with students from all backgrounds.
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