Princeton University Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Great training sessions, beautiful campus and friendly atmosphere (in 17 reviews)

  • Great working environment, beautiful town and nice place to live (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • It's a small town, and a relatively small University (in 8 reviews)

  • Work-life balance depending on your position -- it was excellent for me, but isn't for everyone (in 4 reviews)

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  1. It is wonderful to work here.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are so many resources here.

    Cons

    You will need a car to get around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide funding for labs that have been around for a while.

    Recommends
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  2. as a phd student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good quality of live, nice professors, workload is small

    Cons

    far aways from silicon valley

  3. Worked there in the summer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton University

    Pros

    Great group of people in campus recreation department

    Cons

    Can not think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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  5. Chemistry Ph.D. candidate

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The University is a great place to work and live, with facilities, amenities, and academic program second to none. The campus is like a country club, and some of the world's foremost researchers work here.

    Cons

    As a graduate student, your experience and academic program quality changes dramatically based on your academic advisor. For some, this works out really well. For others, it can be a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute more careful controls over the course of a Ph.D. education. Require that all academic departments follow guidelines crafted to ensure a minimum quality in the Ph.D. experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. perfect place to study

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at Princeton University

    Pros

    It is a campus university. Building are amazing. Opportunities are wide. I don't need to mention about the quality of education. It is a place where you can easily see a couple of Nobel prize laureates.

    Cons

    It is far from big cities, which may be a problem for some people.

    Recommends
  7. I have been a graduate student here for two years. Generally the atmosphere is great, we feel like a community.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University

    Pros

    It is great to be here since it is such a nice city, people feel nice, collaborative, much of resources, and great professors

    Cons

    the cold weather makes it a little bit uncomfortable in the winter, especially during cold weather and ice. I hate the winter

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  8. Great student experience

    Current Employee - Tutor in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Tutor in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University

    Pros

    Work-life balance, training, compensation, company values

    Cons

    Growth opportunities
    Study Hall times can be late at night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

  9. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University

    Pros

    I've worked in a few different positions at Princeton and almost all of them have been enjoyable. I've consistently had great managers and the benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Occasionally the bureaucratic structure is hard to navigate or operate within, but I don't think that's a problem that's unique to Princeton

    Recommends
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  10. Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - MPA Student in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - MPA Student in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University

    Pros

    I have had a great experience at WWS. Graduate students generally receive full tuition scholarships in addition to stipends. The faculty and staff have been very warm and welcoming. The small cohort creates a real community.

    Cons

    The size of the program limits the course offerings.

    Recommends
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  11. Princeton is the pinnacle of Higher Ed Institutions

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Support in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Information Technology Support in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful work place
    committed to excellence in education
    compensation is competitive for the NY metro area

    Cons

    becoming more corporate
    career paths are not clear
    upward mobility is difficult to impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a mentoring program
    Help staff to plan and follow a career path

    Recommends
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