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Princeton University Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
146 Reviews
4.4
146 Reviews
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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Beautiful campus and surrounding area (in 13 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)

  • Untenured professors or other work-driven profs may treat graduate students poorly (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    overall environment for research is great

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate

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

    Pros

    exceptional supporting system from offices across campus

    Cons

    relatively small in size, research focuses may not be comprehensive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A well organized and professional setting that enables growth and improvement in the workspace.

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    Former Employee - Account Representative  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Princeton University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training sessions, beautiful campus and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some people can get by without doing as much work. A very political hiring structure in some offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great resources available

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton University

    Pros

    Best resources available, Very Scholarly

    Cons

    work-life ratio is as well as you make it

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  5.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton University

    Pros

    it was a nice experience, not much pressure, very much people, well taken care of by the univerisity and so on

    Cons

    i do not know, there is not much cons to say, i am adding more words so that i can view the other reviews dahhhh

  6.  

    Excellent place for studying

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University

    Pros

    This is one of the best university in US.

    Cons

    It is very competitive here.

  7.  

    Been working here for 10 years.

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    Current Employee - Janitor  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Janitor in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. I love the tuition reimbursement program. The campus is beautiful and for the most part it's pretty safe.

    Cons

    Depending on what department you work in and if you're in a union, you feel as if the unions are not looking out for the best interests of their members. Depending on the department, pay and raises may not be that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Represent your people and what's best for the group instead of looking out only for your own advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I love working at PU.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University

    Pros

    Great environment. great people. great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay scale is on the lower end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Bendheim Center for Finance

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

    I worked at Princeton University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and interesting projects, if you want to do quantitative finance - this is the place for you. You are here to advance your academic standing, not to make money.

    Cons

    The pay for a research assistant is not competitive with any major financial company, but if you're working here you're obviously there to get experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I actually think the management of Bendheim was pretty good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Princeton University is a an Ivy League institution of the highest caliber with excellent benefits and work environment.

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    Former Employee - Manager of Intercollegiate Programming  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager of Intercollegiate Programming in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Princeton University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits package and the environment and people are second to none. There is always opportunity to advance your career.

    Cons

    The campus is spread out, so you have to be pro-active in building relationships cross campus departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As one of THE best in the Ivy League and higher education, Princeton employs the best available from service positions to the President.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not Worth It

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    Former Employee - Lab Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Princeton University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good facilities, and intellectual environment.

    Cons

    Unsupportive Human Resources department, in my experience. Be forewarned: they are definitely not there for you, but for the university. This won't be hard to see as they don't particularly care to hide it.

    When I tried to negotiate my salary, I was told that if I didn't want the job, there was a long line of people who would be only too happy to replace me! It was quite shocking to be spoken to with such disdain and to be seen as so dispensible, all before the first day at work! If you notice these things and can afford to, forgo the prestige of working here as it is not worth it in the end - it will not get any better and you will save yourself from the stress and trauam that comes from working in an undermining environment..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your "lower level" employess, such as lab techs. Pay more attention to how your PIs are treating their lab staff. Put procedures in place to get feedback from them. on operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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