Princeton University
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Princeton University Reviews in Trenton, NJ

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber

Christopher L. Eisgruber

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    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsThe geographical environment is excellent. One of the most scenic campuses I have ever been. Less worry about fundings. Very prestigious in academic community.

    ConsThe housing is getting limited for grad students. The postdoc salary is no good. Most departments are small in size so hard to find relevant courses sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStudent health insurance can be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There is no better place to get an education.

    Undergraduate Student (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsLots of resources to provide students with. Buildings are beautiful and state of the art, faculty are second to none and the students that you learn around are among the best in the world.

    ConsVery heavy focus on finance/consulting regarding career counseling and opportunities. If uninterested in these fields, much of the work must be done on your own.

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    Great environment for PhD candidate

    PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsFull funding (though I was supported through external fellowships for my whole stay). Many very smart people. Clean energy is receiving a much stronger focus these days, so that is a good area to be in here.

    ConsEverything here is very fundamental.... not so many people doing applied work. This is good for fundamental science, but not as good for engineering.

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    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsLots of interesting people to talk to. Very good academics. Enjoy walking around campus. Very flexible schedule.

    ConsUnrealistic expectations of advisers. Very little idea of future direction. Not a great place for engineers to start a career. Many people just do consulting of finance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCollaborate more with engineering companies.

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    Princeton U. treat employee very well

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsGood administration system. Many procedure can be done online. Save your time for research. People are so nice and helpful.

    Cons(1) The living cost is pretty high there.
    (2) Public transportation system is not very good around the town. Basically, driving is required if not living in the campus.

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    Great place with few setbacks

    Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsIvy league institute with knowledgeable and field-leading researchers. The benefits are great, parking is free and the campus is beautiful.

    ConsLack of a directly affiliated hospital means biomedical/translational research is limited . Hence, there is a heavy focus on fundamental basic science. Campus and Princeton at large can feel exceedingly slow if you come from a big city.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up good work and expand the scope of the biological sciences, especially in genomics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Student (PhD) (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    Pros- Excellent academic atmosphere, with lots of exciting and impactful research
    - Research facilities, equipment, and resources are top of the line
    - Beautiful campus and surrounding area
    - NYC is ~1 hour train ride away

    Cons- The town is quite small, so it is easy to get a little stir crazy if you don't have a car
    - Campus and town are over-run by high school campers during the summer

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    Graduate life is research oriented

    Graduate Student (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsHighly research focused, nothing else

    ConsVery little interaction with outside world

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake more career fairs and care about student's career

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    Incredibly hard-working people

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsPeople at Princeton are down to Earth and very hard working. This is not true for everyone, but many of the students and faculty have a sense of humility. The grade delation policy definitely keeps the students' egos in check.

    ConsGrade deflation is difficult to deal with, especially for students who are used to being at the top of their classes in high school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive better feedback to students. Grade feedback is the worst part of Princeton's undergraduate education. It varies by department, but it should be standardized to a degree.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fond memories of grad school here

    Graduate Student (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsExcellent resources, brilliant professors and students. I learned so much and made lifelong friends. Very active alumni network. Beautiful campus. Supportive administration.

    ConsPrinceton itself isn't the most happening place to live. However this can be a pro-there is much more student life, and NYC is just a train ride away. The qualifying (general) exam process can be very stressful in most of the departments here, but this is true of other universities as well.

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