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Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. No Broken Promises

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Princeton Information

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As a consultant, agencies are always something to be skeptical of in terms of promises and delivering on that. Princeton Information has delivered 100% on what they said that they would do. They are prompt, they are efficient, and they set out to get you X and they deliver you X. I have zero qualms with them and would definitely work with them again in the future.

    Cons

    I have no cons to enter.


  2. Out of touch; set unrealistic expectations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Princeton Information full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary; friendly POCs; don't require constant reporting about the assignment; semi-annual lunches/treats

    Cons

    Very basic medical plan from no-name insurer; not eligible for medical until after 60+ days; no dental; no employer matching for 401k; disorganized "orientation"; very stringent in their expectations for their consultants while on assignment (even though consultants for other groups aren't held to the same); not straightforward about contract length and renewal process for consultants

    Advice to Management

    Check in on consultants once a month; be very straightforward that it's contract-only work, how long the contracts last, term limits, etc.; stop raising medical co-pays; provide consultant expectations for work site at orientation instead of smacking hands because the person didn't know any better


  3. Helpful (1)

    First Contracting Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Princeton Information

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to work in a desired position that I otherwise wouldn't have known was available. I became an employee of the agency on a W-2 basis, which meant they handled the HR functions, payroll, taxes, benefits. The benefits included medical, 401k and training opportunities, though no holiday or PTO. The hourly rate they negotiated was more than I was asking, yet I feel this may have been a factor in the clients' decision to end the contract early. The office staff is responsive to inquiries and communicates proactively. Questions are quickly addressed and the Account Manager periodically checks in to inquire how things are going. Systems and documents are available on-line and easily accessible. I expanded my network of peers while working for the client.

    Cons

    I met the Account Manager on the day of face-to-face interview and spoke 2-3 times with him after. Not too many issues with the agency, more at the client site. Hourly contractors could not bill for more than 40hours so many were 'voluntarily' working 10-20+ hours overtime unpaid. This culture and precedent made it difficult to set and manage expectations for what could realistically be accomplished in 40 hours. The political and cultural environment at the client site limited direct communication with sponsors and stakeholders, which made information gathering and collaboration ineffective and time-consuming. These limitations also meant functioning in a reactive mode more often than a proactive one. The anticipated 12-18 month contract was ended after 5 months.

    Advice to Management

    Consider educating new recruits about the nature of contract work as an hourly or salaried employee of the agency. Clarify the reporting structure (which questions, risks or issues are to be worked with and through whom). Set and manage expectations about length of contract and opportunities to convert to full-time vs. short-term fill-in and communicate clearly about the next steps in each of those scenarios


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  5. Work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton Information

    Pros

    Has a professional work culture and friendly recruiters.

    Cons

    Little bit hard to negotiate the salary.

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of consultants as they are your main assets.

    Princeton Information Response

    Jan 7, 2015 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for writing a review! Yes, we absolutely agree with you that our consultants and employees are our most important assets. Our success is directly proportionate to the success of our ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great people to work with, very professional organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Recruiting in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton Information full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What makes Princeton Information great is the people that work there. They are professional and fun to work with. The company has an excellent client base with a long relationships. They have a great reputation in the industry. Working at Princeton Information - there is no micro-managing. Privately owned.

    Cons

    The location is not an ideal commute for me, but the people I work with make it worthwhile.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (3)

    One and done.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton Information full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The on-boarding process was painless, the back office team took real good care of me to make sure everything was in place.

    Cons

    Landing the next assignment, still waiting. Once assignment was completed, there did not seem to be any interest in me.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the consultants that work(ed) for you. it seems, out of sight, out of mind.

    Princeton Information Response

    Sep 3, 2014 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your candid review. I'm so glad that you had a great experience with your first job search and your on-boarding experience. We go to great lengths to ensure your interactions with all ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    Typical consultant experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton Information

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good compensation and benefits, onboarding proess

    Cons

    Terrible HR, non-involvement in employee growth

    Princeton Information Response

    Sep 3, 2014 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you had anything other then a positive experience with HR. It looks as if you had a good experience with onboarding so maybe this was once were employed? We go ... More


  9. Not a good company to work for, not at all.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton Information full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are not any redeeming qualities to this company; none at all.

    Cons

    This company does not respect people. They do not honor fair requests

    Advice to Management

    Remedy your atrocious approach to soliciting candidates. Too many unhanded tactics and zero request to cease and desist when candidates express that they would not wish to be contacted.


  10. Offers a great positive culture, excellent treatment of employees with a priority on client relationships and service.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton Information full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relationship driven with ability to respond quickly to client demand.

    Cons

    US with an east coast focus, no west coast and no global presence.

    Princeton Information Response

    Sep 3, 2014 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for the positive review!


  11. Not a bad contracting firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Princeton Information full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Have a consultant liason Very good with Communication Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Headquartered on East Coast Not much presence in Mid West



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