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Princeton Power Systems Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  1. "Review of Princeton Power Systems"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Power Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall good benefits for a small company, good opportunity for learning new skills and advancement, great folks to work with and for, a good salary, you are treated very fairly.

    Cons

    Instability over the years, they have had their ups and downs as any company does.

    Advice to Management

    try to diversify customer base if possible to keep a steady backlog of work going.


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    "A lot of negative energy and people running around like chickens with their heads cut off...."

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Power Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Their are a few very intelligent people working here, but they have more technical than business sense and you don't want to get on their bad side

    Cons

    This company hires and fires (layoffs) like crazy. My boss was let go after a very short time, and I was laid off within a year. I would definitely recommend that you not leave a job to come here. They have pushed their CEO and HR lady out the door in the last year..... tread carefully.

    Advice to Management

    The management here are not open to advice, otherwise they might be doing better. They need to take off their space suits, come down to Earth, and stop their knee jerk reactions. They also need to decide if they are a manufacturing company, an integrator, a service company, or a consulting firm and focus on the core business.


  3. "PPS suffers from relying on government (DOE) money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Power Systems full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were dedicated and enthusiastic
    Technological challange is good

    Cons

    Management is on a rotating basis of ineptness
    There is not a willingness to collaborate like in other small companies that I've worked
    With a lack of technical prowess in management, there are too much poitics

    Advice to Management

    get technical
    let the engineers form teams and lead them


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  5. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Power Systems as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are working on some really cool stuff in clean tech. The people were very nice overall and were willing to teach me things I didn't know.

    Cons

    There were some tensions in the company, especially between the sales team and engineering team.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to break the tension between the sales and engineering teams because there seemed to be some hostility.


  6. "Wonderful People, Great Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Power Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow and ample ability to move up. Generous pay, especially when you show your worth. Easy-going atmosphere, very generous holiday vacation, and great, friendly co-workers. Always lots of food around the office too! I would definitely choose to work here again and recommend it, as it is an especially good starting point for entry level workers.

    Cons

    The occasional heavy work load which generally comes in waves, in which all employees must be willing to jump in wherever needed.


  7. "Lack of true engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people are nice, and company is very flexible on days-off

    Cons

    no promotions and so so salary


  8. "Worst Company Ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Start up Company.
    New Opportunities.
    Pay was good.
    PTOs are good.
    Chance to work all day and night ( if you want to!!!)

    Cons

    Bad Management
    No Process for anything e.g Leave, Work, Time management
    Technical Leads often don't know what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with the employees more often and have short term goals.


  9. "Engineering intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton Power Systems as an intern

    Pros

    Good working environment and nice people

    Cons

    Lower than market salary. Management team were not very efficient.


  10. "Think hard about your decision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible shift, flexible shift, flexible shift.

    Cons

    Everything else other than Pros.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun


  11. "I was able to gain experience in many different lines on work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PPS is a small company; therefore, there are plenty of opportunities to move around and do many different jobs.

    Cons

    As an intern, sometimes there was no work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Create a structured internship program.