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A very acdemic environment
Post-doctoral Research Associate (Former Employee), Princeton, NJAugust 19, 2012
I worked there as a research associate in the Civil Engineering Department.
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coworkers and bosses
Library Office Clerk (Former Employee), princeton njAugust 14, 2012
very friendly, helpful, respectful, very profesional... boss is very understanding...they make you feel part of the team...
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This place fosters mediocrity
Project Manager (Current Employee), Princeton, NJJuly 27, 2012
Pros: good benefits, (generally) professional co-workers
Cons: extremely limited wage and professional growth opportunities
It's true that Princeton has good benefits with often friendly, cooperative co-workers and a beautiful campus. And if you work here as an academic (i.e. faculty), they will fall all over themselves for you. Its a different story if you are considered "staff", however...

If you're looking for growth and opportunities, this is not the place to be. Annual – more... raises are in the 2.5-3% range (in a good year), promotions are almost unheard of, and although there is much made about how much staff is valued, there is little evidence to support it.

Your best bet is to make a good buck somewhere else, then use it to secure a cushy spot (and a fatter paycheck) from the moment you walk in. They're often willing to pay a fortune for you when you walk in the door, but don't kid yourself into thinking that you'll work your way up - no matter how successful you were elsewhere, and no matter what you accomplish while you're here.

Are there worse places? Absolutely. But don't drink the Kool-Aid they try to give you here. – less

R2D2 – September 9, 2012

I worked here. Im surprised by all the positive comments. I found their staff to be very unhappy people. Lots of tension, backstabbing. Management had their noses in the air and clericals are worth jacksquat. Salaries posted werent the same when you actually started working. Lots of games.

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Rigid and inflexible, uninspiring
Web Developer (Current Employee), Princeton, NJJuly 16, 2012
Pros: great benefits
Cons: too political
Review summary says it all. Co-workers are unfriendly and aloof. Work environment is uncomfortable, very stuffy and up-tight.
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Powerful Research Institution with Great Students and Advisors
Research Assistant, PhD student (Current Employee), Princeton, NJJune 14, 2012
As one of the most prestigious universities in the country it has been just an honor to be a student here. This student has instilled great drive, focus and determination. As a student I am able to tackle real problems and create real, lasting solutions.
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Lots of fun
Research Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYMay 23, 2012
Pros: worked outside
Cons: temporary position
I was able to step outside the office and work with little supervision.
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productive, always busy
Mail Clerk (Former Employee), Princeton, NJApril 11, 2012
Cons: temporary
we were always busy, i liked the people i worked with, they made the job fun.
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Fantastic employer with great people and work environment
Sports Camps Account Representative (Former Employee), Princeton, NJMarch 30, 2012
Pros: great people
Cons: long hours, low potential for advancement
This position is ideal for a self starter. One of the most enjoyable job experiences I had.
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Great job.. Just a temporary position
Mail Clerk (Former Employee), Princeton, NJMarch 29, 2012
Was a temporary year long contract so I knew what it would be going in. Good place to work none the less.
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Was very busy and productive work place with a family like atmosphere.
Lead sheetfed pressmen (Former Employee), Princeton, NJMarch 22, 2012
It was a good place to work for a printing place very clean and spacious.
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Productive and intellectual workplace
Research Specialist I/II (Current Employee), Princeton, NJMarch 18, 2012
Pros: research seminars, healthcare
Cons: salary
Princeton provides a great opportunity for professional development in the sciences. There are many research opportunities, and chances to hear world class scientists speak.
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High profile
Visiting Research Fellow (Former Employee), Princeton, NJ, USAApril 8, 2014
I was a visiting research fellow at Princeton University. For someone coming from UK academia, the facilities are incredible.

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