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Princeton University Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. "Nice place to work"

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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

    Pros

    The university has great name recognition, you instantly get credibility once people know you work there.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Exellent"

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

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

    Pros

    Great and stimulating work environment

    Cons

    Old school style of research in Academia

    Advice to Management

    Update and open more to the rest of the world

  3. "Mixed Bag"

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

    I worked at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great job security, beautiful campus, and wonderful work/life balance.

    Cons

    Failure to promote from within, minimal raise opportunities, organizational culture, and not many opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and look within when trying to fill senior staff positions.


  4. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful resources (professors, research staff, students) available to help build one's knowledge and skills

    Cons

    The community is small and sometimes you need to reach out

    Advice to Management

    Provide more career development-related workshops to graduate students


  5. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Overall responsive bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Though responsive, the bureaucracy remains oblivious to the experiences of individuals not of high socioeconomic status, making it difficult for certain needs to be acknowledged or met.


  6. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    This is an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Depending on who you work with, the expectations may be unrealistically high.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to be a graduate student"

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

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

    Pros

    Princeton is generous to graduate students. Teaching requirements are very moderate, even light. The stipend makes it possible to live comfortably, and additional fellowship opportunities are always available. The library resources are breathtaking. I have had the best heath care of my life.

    Cons

    The academic life is not for everyone, and jobs are not easy to come by! I worry that when I leave Princeton I will feel deprived anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue expanding support for first-generation students and students of color. Also, keep expanding the opportunities for graduate students to experience various aspects of university employment, not just teaching. Finally, I sure hope all the amazing support staff are well compensated and happy.

  8. "World class research setting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    World class research performed at one of the best and most responsive universities in the world.

    Cons

    Princeton may be too quiet a town for some people.


  9. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Benefits and plenty of funding.

    Cons

    Lots of work and little time off.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    A great academic and intellectual institution

    Cons

    It's a bit far from large metropolitan areas


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