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Updated Jul 5, 2022

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4.5
88%
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77%
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Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great benefits for you and your family(in 99 reviews)
  • "Great people and resources.(in 70 reviews)
  • "Best people in the field; beautiful campus with few distractions; ample research funding;(in 53 reviews)
  • "Smart colleagues make for interesting days that fly by(in 32 reviews)
  • "Good pay compared to other PhD programs (across all fields)(in 29 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low salary .(in 30 reviews)
  • "Insular, cliquey social culture(in 8 reviews)
  • "Occasional long hours; however in an office support position you are paid overtime.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Compensation is good upon entry, but there are systems in place that make it hard to get a decent raise if you stay in the same job but take on increasing responsibilities.(in 4 reviews)
  • "No real pay raises unless you switch departments every couple of years, and no career development, same job different department with another crappy manager.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Positive environment

    Jul 5, 2022 - Associate Director 
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    Pros

    Well organized and supportive. Great leadership that creates a comfortable and positive culture. Great benefits Paid holidays

    Cons

    No cons at the moment

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

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    Jun 30, 2022 - Assistant Professor 
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    Pros

    Princeton has amazing people and opportunities

    Cons

    Princeton is expensive to attend

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great workplace

    Jun 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits Great culture environment

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive as other ivy leagues university.

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    Princeton University Response

    HR Comms Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working at Princeton University. We appreciate your feedback.

  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Exceptional culture

    Jun 29, 2022 - Program Manager 
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    Pros

    I've found a great work/life balance here

    Cons

    Wish there were more opportunities for advancement

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    HR Comms Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working at Princeton University. We appreciate your feedback.

  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great employer, awesome benefits

    Jun 26, 2022 - Senior Research Specialist in Princeton, NJ
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    Pros

    Great Benefits (Insurances, 24 days off) Salary in line with academia standards (but very low compared to private sector jobs)

    Cons

    Communcation could be better between managers and employees.

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    Princeton University Response

    HR Comms Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working at Princeton University. We appreciate your feedback.

  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Jun 23, 2022 - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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    Pros

    high-quality research and labs, very collaborative

    Cons

    expensive place to live and

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    Princeton University Response

    HR Comms Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working at Princeton University. We appreciate your feedback.

  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

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    Jun 18, 2022 - Research Assistant 
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    Pros

    great working environment at Princeton

    Cons

    nothing was worse than I expected

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    Princeton University Response

    HR Comms Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working at Princeton University. We appreciate your feedback.

  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    POSTDOC

    Jun 16, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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    Pros

    Best facility and academic environment

    Cons

    A lot of pressure, but it depends on lab

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    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working at Princeton University. We appreciate your feedback.

  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    pretty good student job

    Jul 1, 2022 - Student Worker 
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    Pros

    good community, flexible, good pay

    Cons

    kinda disorganized, pay is less than tutoring might be

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Library has amazing collections, terrible management

    Jun 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits, beautiful campus, regular COVID testing

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance and unchecked department heads, very hard to work from home. Would not recommend working here to other conservation professionals.

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    Princeton University Response

    HR Comms Team

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experiences working at Princeton University. We take your concerns very seriously and would like to learn more about them and how we can improve. Please email us at careers@princeton.edu.

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Princeton University Reviews FAQs

Princeton University has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 1,219 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at Princeton University to a friend and 78% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Princeton University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Princeton University. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

88% of Princeton University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Princeton University 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Princeton University to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, compensation.

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