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Princeton University Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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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 10 reviews)

  • The school can put more focus on graduate students, encouraging them to pursue better research (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good School"

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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

    Work as TA, good salary as stipend.

    Cons

    Hard to balance between research and work


  2. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Top University, Surrounded by extremely intelligent people

    Cons

    Competitive, difficult, easy to get sucked in to the bubble

  3. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Junior Lecturer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Junior Lecturer in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good reputation and location. Co-workers are very nice and students are extremely talented (We all know lol).

    Cons

    Not as far as I can tell at this moment of the time

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best school in the world

    Cons

    Competitive nature that stresses you out


  5. "Great place to work, for the right reasons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great work environment and culture

    Cons

    Salaries are not as high as private sector


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Professors and colleagues are smart and fun to work with, housing and facilities for graduate students are good

    Cons

    Really labor intensive lab work and unhealthy working culture

    Advice to Management

    Promote better research culture and work-life balance


  7. "Switchboard Operator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    No pressure
    Healthcare
    Social environment
    Team experience

    Cons

    A lot of work
    No lunch provided
    Bureaucracy
    Overtime not paid sometimes
    No dental healthcare

  8. "Graduate Stipend"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    The graduate stipend for the humanities comes in around $27,000 a year with excellent healthcare.

    Cons

    The campus feels isolated, though one can easily take the train to New York.


  9. "PhD candidate"

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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

    It is one of the top universities in the world.

    Cons

    It is a little bit too theoretical.


  10. "Great School and Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great research environment and great people

    Cons

    Expensive and too quiet for people who prefer more entertainment.


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