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Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Benefits

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  • Jun 30, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Project Engineer in Princeton, New Jersey

    The best benefit is the 403a,b match ratio which unprecedented, lab input is 9.3% irrespective of employee's contribution. The number of vacation days for beginners (26 over the year) are much more than the average industry. Health insurance is on the pricier side. Tuition reimbursement is great at close to 85%. The other benefits listed on the website-housing assistance, home mortgage assistance- are not provided to all employees sadly.

  • Feb 17, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Princeton, New Jersey

    24 days vacation and retirement is actually very good - hence the old folks not going anywhere

  • Oct 19, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Princeton, New Jersey

    I was not able to get a full grasp of the benefits package during my time there but I am aware that there is about 5 weeks of vacation offered which is nice.

  • Sep 17, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Plainsboro, New Jersey

    The BEST thing about the PPPL benefits package is that it mirrors the Princeton University (PU) package! Health, dental, vision options are available for both in/out of network care; and the retirement contributions are higher (9.3% Employer Contributions) than any I have seen. PPPL/PU also has an excellent and free employee assistance program that assists with balancing the needs and demands both inside and outside of the work place.

  • Aug 22, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Princeton, New Jersey

    The best thing is that Princeton University actually provides the benefits to staff employees. The benefits compensation is significant - particularly for people with children who are looking forward to college tuitions down the road.

  • Mar 12, 2015
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Engineer in Princeton, New Jersey

    You get max vacation (24 days) at the beginning, but it won't increase beyond that, even after 40 years of working there. They have a 401k, but the call it a 403e. It's virtually identical. The tuition assistance is negligible for the employee, but average for the employee's children. If a married couple works there, only one can claim child tuition assistance. They used to have a special home mortgage program for most people, but recently changed it to only apply to very high positions. They claim that their benefits are highly competitive, but in reality, they are pretty average.

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (3)
  • CheckmarkDental Insurance (2)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (2)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • CheckmarkMaternity & Paternity Leave (4)
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • CheckmarkEmployee Discount (3)
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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