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Updated January 22, 2018
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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber
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Pros
  • Great atmosphere, Beautiful campus, Allows you to develop your skills (in 44 reviews)

  • Great place for engineering research (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 19 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Princeton University part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Great management
    Free membership if employed

    Cons

    Limited hours and odd times


  4. "Fellow Experience"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for about a year now and it has been a fantastic experience. The department is incredibly supportive of young researchers and I find the only limitation is coming up with your own new ideas to keep up with the opportunities.

    Cons

    The area is surprisingly expensive. Salaries could be higher considering the cost of a one bedroom near the university can often exceed $1500/month.


  5. "Engineering graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Great place for engineering research. Small, close knit community.

    Cons

    May be a pro or con: town is small and isolated.


  6. "Princeton"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great retirement benefits, beautiful work environment

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance


  7. "Research Assistant Review"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good team, Good hours, friendly environment

    Cons

    Can be somewhat repetitive at times

  8. "Great School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    It's a nice place and great campus

    Cons

    its a big campus and requires a lot of walking

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "phd student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. positive and supportive environment. Respectful and respectable faculty.

    Cons

    you end up staying too much in your social bubble? i think it's fine


  10. "Teaching Assisant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    6-12 hours of teaching work per week

    Cons

    I spend most of my time doing thesis related research work


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