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Great Student Job
Firestone Library Assistant (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJuly 14, 2018
Had an on-campus job that was well paid and very relaxed. The manager was nice and the schedule was flexible. You could sign up for as many or as few hours as you wanted.
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Stressful Work Place
Manager (Current Employee) –  building servicesJuly 14, 2018
Union only supports negative behavior from union members. Union does not work with the University management to promote unity. Union members believe the University is there for them first and the students second.
Pros
Benefits, Job Security
Cons
Union, Senior Management not in-touch with mid level managers, operations managers are not supported from all areas
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Great place to work
Maintenance Assistant (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJuly 11, 2018
I loved it here. The clients that you work with makes it difficult at times. Management/ Supervisors was fair. Meeting and working with some of the students and learning somethings about them and their struggles was enjoyable.
Pros
work environment was not stressful at all
Cons
long periods of idle time
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Princeton
Manager (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJJuly 11, 2018
Not a corporate environment, less progressive, slow and steady. Takes time for one to adjust to decision by committee and lack of autonomy. Can be challenge at first. Mission to provide a world class education and environment for students and faculty to thrive is well understood.
Pros
Collegial atmosphere
Cons
Slow decision making
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Princeton University is a wonderful and exciting place to work
Web Services Manager, Woodrow Wilson School (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJune 19, 2018
Working in an academic environment is a wonderful opportunity. The resources available and energy level from the students and professors is extremely powerful. I was able to grow professionally and acquire as many skills as I could possible absorb during the time that I worked there. I feel privileged to have had that opportunity and to have known the people that I worked with.
Pros
Amazing working environment and abundance of resources available
Cons
The amount of knowledge and resources is humbling
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Not a good experience
Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJune 18, 2018
Great opportunity to interact with students and faculty from all over the world with excellent knowledge and education background, but there was no career advancement within the job I was in.
Pros
great faculty, students
Cons
No room for advancement
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A Good place to grow
Office Support III - University Services (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJune 12, 2018
I learned a lot about computers, Leaned independence, and to be a team player. Princeton is very diverse, very stable employment. Good benefits and they match your 401K contribution.
Pros
Lots of time off
Cons
Becoming corporate
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Was not a Fan
Project Controls Specialist (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJune 6, 2018
They did not have a clue how to do project scheduling or cost control. I would not recommend if you are in the construction management industry and have worked in large construction companies to work at this University.
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Very good place to work and grow
Telephone Operator/Office Support (Current Employee) –  Office of Information TechnologyMay 1, 2018
Very interesting job fast past must have a open mind you're there to work learn about the difference programs and student faculty and completely workers willing to help out were needed the work was very rewarding I wouldn't have changed anything about Princeton University I loved working there.
Pros
Free parking had access to different department activity had access to different seminar
Cons
No cons
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Princeton - great education and careers
Designer (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJApril 13, 2018
Princeton is an amazing place to learn and work. There are so many opportunities to advance your learning and knowledge outside of your normal role that you are hired for. People are proud to work here and it shows in your everyday interactions with staff.
Pros
Great benefits and more casual culture than corporate world
Cons
Raises are somewhat less than inflation sometimes.
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Productive and family friendly workplace
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJApril 11, 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job is that the campus is beautiful and historical. It is located in an area with plenty of choices for lunch. In addition, if you need a break from your job, you can spend your lunch break walking around campus. work-life balance classes are offered for free and they are very helpful. Benefits are great. Work load wasn't stressful at all.
Pros
Work-life balance classes, free flu shots, family events, 36.25 hour work week
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Graduate Administrator
Graduate Administrator (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJMarch 16, 2018
Princeton University is a great place to work; it is very stimulating, has great people, interesting environment, family friendly, lots of great resources. However, it is very hard to advance from within.
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Relaxed Library University Position
Video Library Assistant (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMarch 9, 2018
Was a nice place to work. Relatively low traffic in the specific department within the library that I worked, so you a lot of free time to yourself. Hardest part of the job was towards the beginning of each semester when all the new films were being put on reserve for classes.
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Amazing Workplace
Intern (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMarch 2, 2018
Princeton University GFDL and NOAA department was a pleasure to work at. Learned so much from the employees and developed a strong professional background in engineering and computer science.
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Good research environment
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJMarch 1, 2018
Princeton University provides a good research environment and you can work with many talented people. You need to be a self-motivated person to keep the pace with them.
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Great Benefits
Admissions Assistant (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJFebruary 7, 2018
The most rewarding part about being an employee at Princeton University's undergraduate admissions department was the benefits and the provided perks.
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Great work place for work life benefit
Data Management II (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJFebruary 1, 2018
Loved my time working at Princeton. Great benefits, great people. Only problem I had, was limited mobility as i started my career there while young.
Pros
Benefits, work life balance
Cons
Limited upward mobility
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Good Leadership
Lead Counselor (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJanuary 27, 2018
I worked with fair and respectful management who cared about the employees and experience they created. I learned skills and created connections I find valuable moving forward.
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A lot of waiting time but, when things needed to be done, they needed to be done when they needed to be done.
Mechanical Engineering Technician (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJJanuary 8, 2018
An excellent place to work. Good people and knowledgeable.
Most people are willing to give answers and are helpful.
There are occasionally, people that believe themselves
superior but, you’ll have that in most places.
Pros
Relaxed atmosphere
Cons
Disconnected (at times) management.
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Temp work for Site Protection
Temporary Employee (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJanuary 4, 2018
Great place to work, even for temp workers.
The job was easy.
Given time to learn new skills.
Culture was great and focused on providing high quality services rather than profits.
Pay was very good but temp workers did not get any benefits such as time off or training.
Pros
pay, atmosphere
Cons
boring at times, lack of benefits/training
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