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Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution. The institution moved to Newark in 1747, then to the current site nine years later. It was renamed to Princeton University in 1896.


A former student shared in a review "After reflecting on my four year of attending, and comparing it to my graduate institutions and study abroad, I feel that Princeton leaves much to be desired for engineering/COS students. Much of the coursework will not prepare you for graduate programs. Despite doing academically well, I felt that my quality of life suffered in comparison to equally credible institutions due to an incompetent administration. I do not think that the university is a safe place. If you have a choice with another top institution, go elsewhere. The "name" wasn't worth it as a student or as an alumni- assuming you have a choice of another top university."

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Graphic Designer (Former Employee) says

"And if they do, not sure that is for the best. Yes, change of management may have been needed, but new management's lack of 1- support, 2- respect for their employees, and 3- professionalism really changed the culture at The Princeton Review. It is no longer a good environment full of people wanting to help students succeed. It's trying every gimmick to get money even if it challenges their credibility and name."

Northeast Business Development Director (Former Employee) says

"Company is not in a great place at this time. Not a good career move for myself or anyone else at this time. Would not recommend. Very disorganized not a clear mission or goals. Products need a little help as well. Moral is down and culture needs a boost."

MCAT Instructor (Former Employee) says

"I passed their Biology exam with 98% as well as their interview. I have Ph.D. in Biology. After all the time I had spent for their exam and their interview, they finally didn't hire me because they scared to hire a Doctor with lots of quality as I was and am also a professor. So, they just mostly hire less qualified people as even one person down there in his review mentioned that he was amazed when he got the job. I recommend to the students to not to waste their money here."

Site Manager (Former Employee) says

"This company is making a killing off tax payer money that should go directly to schools. Most off the individuals working for TPR are at qualified. This includes myself at the time. I was amazed that I got the job. Once I started working in the public schools I felt gulity. I quickly learned the students and schools would benefit more if funding went straight to them as oppose to a private company with unqualified staff. Cons: long days, no resources"

OPS Manager (Former Employee) says

"Bad work/life balance and poor pay. Systems, website and database are all new and DON'T work."

Associate (Former Employee) says

"There is no work and life balance. The pay is horrible and the benefits are expensive."

Tutor (Current Employee) says

"There is a very low cap on hours available to be worked, and this makes earning any reasonable pay virtually impossible. There are serious problems with their online platform, and although they are aware of them, and they do roll out updates which you must download to your own PC, they refuse to resolve these issues. Tutors are kicked offline, and although the status bar shows you are connected, a silent window will pop-up behind your active window stating you can't connect and to contact tech support. When you contact them they do nothing. You will not be paid for lost time due to their technical errors. This ensure you earn virtually nothing for your time. Half of the tutoring sessions are fake and used for their evaluation purposes. Cons: Low pay, no advancement, cap on hours"

Student coordinator (Former Employee) says

"If you swear, are an alcoholic, are unethical, no morale, disorganized, and want to get paid less than you are worth, this may be your company. Cons: Horrible pay and unethical company"

Supplemental Educational Services Manager (Former Employee) says

"This was my first job after college. It was great at first, but eventually it was a place that would not advance you if you didn't give them what they wanted. Lack of communication and too much required work for it."

Online College Tutor (Current Employee) says

"Don't expect to hit the ground running with this place. Ridiculous "Preliminary Tutor" status training period that limits new subcontracting tutors a measly 5 hours each week for months. The platform is outdated and limited. Training materials could fill a warehouse They don't have any hang ups about paying you an hourly wage that is less than minimum wage AND you will be paying taxes independently. I have worked for this company since May and I have received 1 paycheck. Count them, 1 in 4 months."

Sales & Marketing (Former Employee) says

"This company is the worst. The pay is absolutely terrible for the amount of work and respobsibility you have. The benefits are horrible and expensive. In addition, they don't reimburse for expenses. They have this thing called a reverse deduction where they basically pay you a couple thousand dollars more in your salary and you are supposed to deduct expenses from that. Problem is, that money is subject to income tax. Cons: see above..too many to list"

Operations Coordinator/Tutoring Manager (Current Employee) says

"horrible environment to work in, management has no clear idea of right and wrong, no flexibility in work/life/family balance and not paid enough."

Business Analyst (Former Employee) says

"When I worked there, most of the time it was like being in a high school locker room. Some team members were ridiculed and abused to the point of tears. It was not a very professional environment. Some of the comments and behavior of the managers was not appropriate."

teacher/tutor (Current Employee) says

"Constant changes in leadership and structure. Poor communication. Pay is not competitive. They hire too many people for the amount of work they have. It's like the Uber of test prep. Cons: see review"

Manager (Former Employee) says

"Terrible place to work, negative attitudes in the office lead to toxic work environment. Management not great. Compensation terrible. The teachers and tutors are great and creative and usually kind, but that doesn't make up for the other challenges. Generally irreverant, we're better than everyone else environment, which can get old after a while. Cons: poor compensation"

Senior Enrollment Advisor (Former Employee) says

"piublicly traded company that transitioned ownership multiple times leaves for lack of transparency and consistency with work flow and overall culture"

Site Director (Former Employee) says

"I enjoyed going into various schools and being in the field the majority of the time. Management was not approachable and were rewarded with bonus based off their staffs hard word. Money was mismanaged and let to the office being closed down. Cons: Management"

Employee (Current Employee) says

"Having worked at The Princeton Review for several years, I have seen many changes. Some have been exciting and others foreboding. The latest acquisition by ST Unitas has mostly been the latter. The overall mission has switched to short term goals to the detriment of the long game. There are many issues that will come home to roost as our upper management thinks certain things will continue as function of momentum when in fact, they will not."

ESL Director & Instructor (Former Employee) says

"The experience has been fun because it was my first time travelling to a new environment. It was a place where I obtained an international experience and culture different from the Western style of education. The hardest part was adjusting to the style of teaching that would fit the culture. The easiest part of the job was working with everyone because I have a very likable personality. Cons: Overload of work"

Tutor (Current Employee) says

"I’ve been working for The Princeton Review for over 3 years. This is a great way to make money from home. My main complaint is the mentor system; mentors are told to ALWAYS find something that needs improved while reviewing tutors. You could be one of their best tutors, but mentors still have to find something negative about your work; this is terrible for morale. I’ve had several mentors; some give consistent great reviews and some leave negative ones. Cons: The mentor system"

Former Employee - Instructor says

"I worked at The Princeton Review part-time for more than 5 years Cons: but will NEVER give you a cost of living raise! They will claim to have tons of work and cross-training, but you will have to constantly BEG. And there are no guarantees."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Princeton Review full-time for more than 5 years Cons: When ST Unitas in Korea took over, they axed more than half the company right after an all company meeting explaining how much better they are doing after a huge contract. Alot needed to go sure, but not everyone. Means they can do it again if they need to. Not trustworthy."

Former Employee - SAT Tutor says

"I worked at The Princeton Review part-time for less than a year Cons: low pay management turnover Lots of driving"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Princeton Review full-time Cons: A few folks went to Harvard and think their $200,000 education has earned them the right to treat people like they are inferior to them in every way. I saw management talk down to clients daily. Just goes to show you there is a big difference between “book smarts”and knowing how to deal with people in a kind and thoughtful way. PR will not last much longer with people like this working for them ruining their reputation."

Former Employee - Manager says

"I worked at The Princeton Review full-time for more than 3 years Cons: The management destroyed this company."

Former Employee - Marketing says

"I worked at The Princeton Review full-time for more than a year Cons: Short-sighted management, little strategic vision, poor relations with clients"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Princeton Review part-time Cons: Company is in shambles. Management is horrible, literally went through 5-6 new managers in a 9 months time span. Each manager promises you something and then you get a new manager and they don’t keep the promise that the last manager made you. It’s rude and the way the higher management communicates to the lower level employees is awful. No regard for their livelihood."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Princeton Review full-time Cons: New owners ST Unitas came in blind, making changes, discovering those changes didn’t work, changing back, to change again. Recent layoff of 150+ people. Someone with 15 yrs experience walked away with a 4week severance...really????? And had open positions posted immediately following the layoff. New ownership doesn’t care about employees."

Former Employee - Sales says

"I worked at The Princeton Review full-time for less than a year Cons: The company is a sinking ship. The industry is failing. They are going into the ground after multiple poor business decisions. Employees have not been treated fairly because of this, and it is a disaster."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Princeton Review full-time for more than a year Cons: I've experienced three CEO changes in not even two years with the Princeton Review. ST Unitas, the company that purchased us not too long ago, is outstandingly unethical and has laid of almost 2/3rds of our staff, keeping only one from each department to avoid legal complications. Lack of transparency, lack of ability to move up professionally or financially, lack of great starting pay. The two layoffs we've had almost back to back - offered most of those laid off no severance and no notice. At this point many people don't even have a higher-up, or those new higher-ups have no clue of anything related to their new reports departments. It seems as though the new parent company plans to bankrupt the company and make off with what they can."

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