Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
3.5 of 5 6 reviews
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A great place to get a good research start

Intern, Hourly (Former Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I worked at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsLots of diverse levels and areas of research, and some great experiments being performed. Very helpful technical staff (for me, some other guys didn't have such a great time). My work was interesting, and though I started off as a HS intern, I found that my work was far from insignificant.

ConsOdd smells at some points. Lots of regulations associated with pretty much anything. Mass emails that have nothing to do with your level of work can get annoying.

Advice to Senior ManagementOne time the former head of the lab decided to sit down with me and my intern buddy for lunch completely out of the blue. I was so nervous I couldn't eat and he really didn't catch on that we were really uncomfortable with the situation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A truly memorable internship experience

Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I worked at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory as an intern for less than a year

ProsIt offers a project-based, team-centered environment. The permanent staff is experienced and willing to impart their knowledge to whomever will listen.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great environment for somebody that isn't involved at all in the bureaucracy.

Hourly Worker (Former Employee)
Plainsboro, NJ

I worked at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory part-time for more than a year

ProsProfessional setting, ample tech resources, athletic activities during the 12-1 hour (and such) if you're willing to make up the time spent (soccer with some of the surrounding businesses and volleyball with coworkers), indoor gym for those that lift. Good place for somebody young to get their start in a highly regarded and respectable research field.

ConsSometimes a little disorganized, the cluster managers and OIT don't publicize usage of the computer clusters well enough so sometimes I'd have to scrounge around for a working terminal, though it wasn't excruciatingly hard to do so.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication sometimes gets lost to lower levels, especially when one or more groups want a room or a computer cluster.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I have been working at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory full-time

Prosenough vacations days
casual and relaxed atmosphere

Consstarting salary way lower than private companies
no room to grow or increased learning curve
very rare promotions and hardly any raises
not a professional working environment

Advice to Senior ManagementGive willing employees the opportunity to develop their talents and give feedbacks. Training should be more emphasized and employees should feel a sense of belonging

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Facilities

SULI Intern (Former Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I worked at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

ProsPPPL has very nice facilities and encourages novel approaches to research. Most of the employees are very intelligent and friendly, and the work environment is generally very laid back. Princeton is a beautiful area and only a short 1 hour train ride from New York CIty or Philadelphia.

ConsMorale has decreased with the cancellation of the NCSX and TFTR projects. Funding is always an issue. The labs demographics tend to be very limited (a preponderance of older white males).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A waste of my working career

Technician (Current Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I have been working at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

ProsGood vacation and decent benefits package

ConsLow pay, clueless managers, no job recognition

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so arrogant and pretentious. Treat your employees like humans.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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