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Princeton University Reviews

Updated December 13, 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 18 reviews)

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  1. "Ph.D 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

    Small working space with very friendly, supporting faculty and colleagues.

    Cons

    Far from cities so the it could be a bit boring.


  2. "Wonderful Intellectual community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Great intellectual community and fantastic resources for doing scientific research.

    Cons

    Princeton is challenging for LGBTQ dating.

  3. "Postdoctoral Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful surroundings, interesting research projects, big-name boss.

    Cons

    High pressure, very challenging problems everyday


  4. "graduate student"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a prestigious university. The professors here are super nice and helpful. Graduate students here also form a solid group to support each other.

    Cons

    Being a graduate student can be stressful. The courses are hard. The bar to pass the qual are very very high.

    Advice to Management

    Get more girls into graduate school.


  5. "Undergraduate Preceptor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Princeton University part-time

    Pros

    Fun, rewarding experience working with younger peers, grad students and professors

    Cons

    Minimal, as long as you know the course content


  6. "Assistant instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University part-time

    Pros

    good compensation, students are lovely, professor is very helpful, it is a great opportunity to develop you teaching skill.

    Cons

    Might be stressful if you take too many courses

    Advice to Management

    I hope there are more teaching training.


  7. "Graduate Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    World class instrumentation facilities (NMR, microscopy), guaranteed financial support in first and third years in the Department of Chemistry

    Cons

    Depending on the lab, the environment can be intense, lonely, or both.

    Advice to Management

    Greater focus on fostering positive graduate student mental health

  8. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Princeton University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours for students

    Cons

    Can't continue work after graduation


  9. "A place just fine for graduate students"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good researchers to work with, decent graduate compensation, nice colleagues

    Cons

    Some professors are hard to work with, bureautics of the management


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Princeton University full-time

    Pros

    The university has great name recognition, you instantly get credibility once people know you work there.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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