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Princeton University Reviews

Updated April 17, 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. "Great place to focus on your research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is a great place for research.

    Cons

    It is a bit isolated


  2. "Being a PhD student in Princeton University"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good academic atmosphere and life pace, convenient traffic. People are all very nice.

    Cons

    A little lack of entrepreneur and business environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep good eyes on progress of employees. Create more communication opportunities for them.


  3. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and competitive salary. Beautiful campus and lovely town surrounding the university, Engaged students who are there to learn!

    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!

    Advice to Management

    You hire the best but you do not properly compensate them each year and yet you expect them to perform at 100% capacity until burnout.


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  5. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I loved working in the Dinning Hall. It was a great experience to do as an Undergrad. I had great friends to hangout with and enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    There really is no downside to working in this place. I would highly recommend anybody to work here and apply. Yeah Awesome

    Advice to Management

    I want to thank all those that helped me do great things. I really enjoyed working here over the years and would not have had it any other way.


  6. "Graduate Student Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    energetic environment, intelligent people, and great research facility

    Cons

    sometimes, people can be a bit stuck up because of their high positions


  7. "Graduate Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely smart faculty and fellow grad students

    Cons

    Normal workload expected in grad school

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Postdoc"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing scientific environment and culture.

    Cons

    Extreme working hours... varies based on lab culture.


  9. "Fellow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to make my own hours, live off of a grant

    Cons

    Not a lot of concrete assistance from the university

    Advice to Management

    I would not change a thing


  10. "Princeton University research environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent academic environment. Kind and supportive coworkers and professors. Peaceful environment. Beautiful campus. Helpful and efficient administrative staff. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay, but this is standard in academia. Difficult to get in. Not in a major city, need a car.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was very good.

    Cons

    Not much feedback from employer.

    Advice to Management

    Give more constructive feedback.



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