Princeton University Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2021

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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber
Christopher L. Eisgruber
229 Ratings
Pros
  • "beautiful campus and helpful staff(in 58 reviews)

  • "Princeton is a great place to work(in 42 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Small town, not enough applied research in ChemE(in 23 reviews)

  • "Sometimes not enough representation for the graduate students(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great on-campus job for students

      Jun 11, 2021 - Sport Club Supervisor in Princeton, NJ
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      Pros

      Hours are very flexible and the working environment is great! Campus Rec leadership is very understanding that as a student, you may need to prioritize academics sometimes, and they'll work with you to adjust your schedule. If you don't have it already, you will get your CPR/AED/First Aid certification before starting. One of the best student jobs at Princeton!

      Cons

      While supervising sport club practices, you will be working outdoors for hours at a time, sometimes at night, or when it's raining/snowing. If you would prefer an indoor workplace, this job may not be a good fit.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Teaching Job

      Jun 9, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a great environment to teach in. For the most part students are highly motivated.

      Cons

      Sometimes teaching can demand a lot of time and resources, but all in all, it's usually very rewarding.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great place to work

      Jun 9, 2021 - Research Chemist in Princeton, NJ
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      Pros

      This is a great place to work

      Cons

      There are no cons to working here

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Benefits

      Jun 7, 2021 - Data Support Specialist II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Beautiful campus, good staff, and large endowment.

      Cons

      None, it was a great place to work and allowed for me grow into next position.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Wonderful Employer

      Jun 3, 2021 - Unemployed in Lexington, KY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I would still work here if I didn’t have to move out of state.

      Cons

      My experience was only positive.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to be a graduate student

      Jun 2, 2021 - PhD Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits. High networking potential. Cutting edge research. Positive workplace environment. Excellent guidance.

      Cons

      Many people have imposter syndrome.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Undergrad Research Assistant

      Jun 4, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Really intellectually engaging and interesting

      Cons

      Intense expectations on some undergrads

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good graduate school

      Jun 1, 2021 - PhD Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High quality research and colleagues

      Cons

      Not much to do around the school

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      There are better Ivies

      Jun 13, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Do not have to pay for parking

      Cons

      Elitist attitude, behind the curve on STEM programs compared to MIT and Stanford

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Cultute, Brilliant People

      May 17, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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      Pros

      Working with the best minds on interesting topics in an academic institution with lots of resource, funding, and support.

      Cons

      In my role as a postdoc, low pay and temporary.

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