Princeton University Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber
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Pros
  • "beautiful campus, many awesome seminars, enthusiastic and creative students(in 53 reviews)

  • "Great place to work, awesome team environment(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Well supported as a PhD student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Funding is guaranteed through year 5.

    Cons

    Without a car, campus can be a bit small for people coming from dense cities.

  2. "Great Research, Postdocs undervalued"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    To notch research at university.

    Cons

    The university does not value postdocs and has little to help them and advice.

  3. "Great scientific enviroment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to collaborate with scientists from different backgrounds

    Cons

    For people interested in translational research there are limited opportunities

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  4. "a career setback"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, world-class teaching and research, intellectually enriching

    Cons

    Within my unit, there was a top-level boys club with a level of arrogance that stifled growth, sharing of opportunities, creativity, openness to input or ideas. The department punched far below its weight for the talent that an institution like Princeton should possess and clung for dear life to the ways it's always done things, and thought they were making amazing contributions nonetheless because of the University's reputational strength and an ingrained culture of patting oneself on the back vs. objective assessment and keeping up with best practices. There was zero attention to the quality of management, which allowed for leadership to buy into the spin of what passed for impact vs. any objective evidence of it. If you are a senior-level candidate looking at Princeton, it's an amazing institution but vet your prospective leaders, co-workers and culture *very* carefully.

  5. "Good to preceptors"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Students 

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    I actually think Princeton does a pretty good job helping its preceptors.

    Cons

    There is an awkward relationship between graduates and the university--since we're not exactly employees.

  6. "Good environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High salary with good environment and worth to work here

    Cons

    Nothing. No challenege and always haapy to work here

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  7. "Flexible"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    support employees education advancement, and flexible work from home schedule in our team.

    Cons

    average salaries, can be better.

  8. "Great University"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice quiet location, friendly people, great minds

    Cons

    expensive to live in the area

  9. "PU"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great campus resources, small classes, fantastic conditions

    Cons

    Visa assistance could be better, tenure track has a very low success rate at some of the departments

  10. "Great academic environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great and vital academic environment

    Cons

    The infrastructure in my department needs more regular maintenance.

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