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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Though you are compensated well you do not see cost of living increases or raises regularly but you are expected to increase your work load constantly (in 10 reviews)

  • The school can put more focus on graduate students, encouraging them to pursue better research (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Ph.D. candidate"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very nice working environment and great benefits for students

    Cons

    have to drive around for daily life


  2. "Preach inclusion but very exclusive professionally"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Comfortable physical work environments. Willing to spend for equipment and necessary materials.

    Cons

    Very clique-ish environment; both professionally and locally. Living Peyton Place.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional, less petty and high school.


  3. "Excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Management Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work environment and smart colleagues. People really care about the university and about doing a good job, regardless of juror position.

    Cons

    Pay. The university is not as competitive as other institutions in terms of salary. But the benefits are excellent, so that offsets the pay somewhat.


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  5. "Very Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, beautiful campus, great coworkers

    Cons

    Separation between administration and employees


  6. "some of the most recognized researches are being done here."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Working with highly distiguished scholars. If you're striving for academic career, it might provide a great advancement of your further career.

    Cons

    The town of Princeton is rather small. You might be bored if you're a city person.


  7. "Translator"

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    Current Employee - Translator in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Translator in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, ability to work on own time schedule

    Cons

    None really come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  8. "Student worker at LGBT Center"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing staff at LGBT Center; I worked for Andy and Debbie, who were incredible people and did their jobs very well.

    Cons

    As a student worker, there weren't too many cons. I suppose it would have been nice if we got less homework so that it would have been more manageable, time-wise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the LGBT Center funded, please! The staff do an incredible job and need the resources to be able to serve the community. Thanks!


  9. "Assistant in Instruction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Princeton University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    get to work with really smart students.

    Cons

    AIs are not well-paid if you were already on scholarship.


  10. "Great place to focus on your research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a great place for research.

    Cons

    It is a bit isolated


  11. "Being a PhD student in Princeton University"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good academic atmosphere and life pace, convenient traffic. People are all very nice.

    Cons

    A little lack of entrepreneur and business environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good eyes on progress of employees. Create more communication opportunities for them.


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