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Princeton University Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber
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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 11 reviews)

  • The school can put more focus on graduate students, encouraging them to pursue better research (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources abound. Interesting, fun people. Better than other ivies, even.

    Cons

    Small town, if you care.


  2. "Excellent atmosphere and amazing peers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Intellectual atmosphere, unmatched peers, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Local cost of living is high, administration is slow to enact changes

  3. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Research Scholar in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scholar in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and incredible peopls

    Cons

    some weeks can be intense

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  4. "Review of princeton university graduate student research asistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Princeton is a beautiful location, and the research environment is great for starters in academia.

    Cons

    Relative remote place, and the salary is low.


  5. "lots of resources, high expectations"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    world class research facilities, lots of collaboration, a lot of money to go around

    Cons

    expensive off campus housing, not enough on-campus housing


  6. "COS grading Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good mentors who care about you

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  7. "Challenging and supportive research environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University offers very good scientific resources. It makes sure that the graduate student have everything they need to work in the best conditions possible.

    Cons

    Transparency of the administration regarding employment of students

  8. "student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    very vigorous environment, tight knit campus

    Cons

    academic calendar - finals after winter break


  9. "Good place to do research."

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    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The place is very nice, good environment and good faculties.

    Cons

    Not really. If any, the food in the town is not that good.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    benefits, salary, proximity to major cities, cultural and educational opportunities

    Cons

    ingrained operational philosophies, unrealistic expectations at times


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