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  • 24 employees say

    Excellent (14)
    58.333333333333%
    Good (3)
    12.5%
    Satisfactory (2)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (5)
    20.833333333333%
    3.52
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Princeton University

Reviews - What employees say

3.52 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Air of superiority and not inclusive of all

Support from management

No, management is not interested in employee thoughts only their own personal advancemenf

Teamwork

Management often pins employees against each other by stating untruths about what another employee may have said about you

Freedom to work independently

No

Internal Communication

On paper however information is used as a weapon at times and withheld

Attitude towards older colleagues

Age discrimination is rampant, younger employees often are heard saying “why doesnt that person retire to make room for others” not comfortable

Career Development

No, I have heard management say “this is role person was hired for - if interested in growth they can look elsewhere”

Overall compensation for your work

I am grateful to have a job

Office / Work Environment

I have not had my own personal workspace instead shuffled to different desks or temporarily empty stations in 10 years

Work-Life Balance

On paper however if an employee were onto try to exercise it would be frowned upon by management

Job Security

Management is volatile - your work is only as good as perception of you on that day

Handicapped Accessibility

No

Workplace Safety

Employees are required to walk .5 miles from lot to buildings in the dark among somewhat lit walk paths depending upon work schedule, not safe

Challenging Work

Layers of management exist that are not needed to bolster sr management positions without having to deal with “human capital” employees

Inclusive / Diverse

Disagree although tolerant of gender / identification diversity

Suggestions for improvement

  • Create inclusive job descriptions to include those without college degrees in recruitment process, invest in non management non faculty staff by creating clear growth opportunities in all career paths. Hold bad management accountable for mistreatment of staff vs protecting them for company sake

What I like about the company

It has been disappointing and stifling. Coworkers have died by suicide. Everyone needs a job with steady income and that is top reason for remaining.

What I dislike about the company

I have no comment other than I believe the company needs to display true genuine interest in non faculty non management employees

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Princeton University
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 14.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Campus dining policies and practices toward mid- level management is the worst which I have ever experienced. The union controls the way Campus Dinning handles concerns toward mid-level managers. There is absolutely NO support and loyalty to managers. It is every person for them selves.

Support from management

Campus dinning DOES NOT SUPPORT ITS MANAGEMENT. Campus dining is more worried about its image as a internal natural work force instead of a workforce of culinary knowledge. Staff are hired based on the political climate instead of the correct person for the position.

Teamwork

Campus dinning has NO teamwork. CAMPUS dinning has created an environment ruled by decepticons and fear.

Freedom to work independently

Thers is only so mu h indendence in Operations.

Internal Communication

No communications at all from Senor Campus Dining management. The Assistant Vice President does not know managers names, does not know her wY around campus, Allows her 1 Assistant to run wild with decision making with little or NO experience in this area. Thd policy is to be honest and open to create an environment of inclusion to bring out the best in all.
When you do not agree or you call Senior Level Management out for not knowing and suggest a change you are punished even eliminated from the University

Gender Equality

Gender equality has moved too far to one side. Now you need to be of some type of alternate lifestyle and you'll be hired before somebody who does not have an alternate lifestyle just so the university and Campus Dining can say they are diverse and inclusive.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The attitude towards older colleagues is such that you are over the hill it's time for you to retire. Senior Management through the university has changed to a younger new hipster Style and anybody who is from the old for the past is obsolete. it will find a way to put you out to pasture make you retire or Trump up allegations and put you through their kangaroo court and H are what you are not allowed to have legal representation at all and after months of putting you on administrative leave they bring you in and cut your loose and far are you or should I say terminate your employment with University. And you have no repercussion their investigation is run by their rules and no legal rules.

Career Development

Campus Dining has no career development for mid-level managers there are no options to move up once you're in a position it's for life or you leave or you get terminated

Overall compensation for your work

Compensation and benefits cannot be matched by other companies, the benefits in conversation are unbelievably good

Office / Work Environment

Campus Dining for mid-level managers the work environment is very stressful very worrisome and very decaturil ship. we're supposed to be open and have her own opinions. Never speak your opinion because if you do you would put out the pasture and or including termination.

Environmental Friendliness

Environmental friendliness is up to the individual if you are a person with type of person who likes to build relationships positive relationships you can as long as the people in your area also want to build profit positive relationships. But there are many in Campus Dining the do not want to build positive relationships they know all they have to do is make allegations if they don't like you or don't like what you're doing as a department head and you become under investigation and once you're being investigated you are terminated or you stay employed with the University you're never the same again.

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance in the past qas unlike no othwr company I was even employed. In the past 5 years the University / Campus dinning has moved to atmosphere of using your Benefits such as sick, personal, vacation as a hardship on the department.

Company Image

Campus Dining puts out an extremely positive image for all to see in the Public's eye. But behind the scenes it is the worst place I've ever worked for in my life.

Job Security

Campus Dining mid-level managers no job security if you are in a decision-making position.

Handicapped Accessibility

Up to code

Workplace Safety

they don't have the proper equipment but do the employees use it no and then when the employee gets injured mid-level management is to blame because I've not been trained with the proper equipment. This is a total falsehood there are training sessions all the time throughout the year by mid-level management and by environmental safety.

Challenging Work

The work is not challenging, Senior Management and Campus Dining do not have the concept of operations and how things really get done with union members. every 3 months there is a new agenda. There's always a state of turmoil and Campus Dining operations

Inclusive / Diverse

Inclusive / Diverse is the only concern these days. Very. Very sad. The strong candidate should always get the position.

Inclusive / Diverse policies are the ans legal way to discriminate against all peoples but mostly against white middle aged Americans, especially if are not a liberal.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Campus Dining should come up with its own set of agendas instead of following Stanford Campus Dining program Google's dining program. Princeton University should be a leader and everything it does instead of a follower.

What I like about the company

I used to like the work environment I have always liked the staff be at Union staff or mid-level management staff I built a lot of relationships throughout the years I made a lot of positive change for the Department of Campus Dining this is what I like about the company

What I dislike about the company

what I dislike about the company all of my comments tell how I feel about the company

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Princeton University
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 27.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • People with kids tend to get more flexibility/time off. I don't think people without kids should be punished.

What I like about the company

Staff meeting lunches, support from management, lots of vacation/personal/sick time.

What I dislike about the company

For my position, there's nowhere to advance. Night and weekend work.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Princeton University
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 24 employees say

    Excellent (14)
    58.333333333333%
    Good (3)
    12.5%
    Satisfactory (2)
    8.3333333333333%
    Subpar (5)
    20.833333333333%
    3.52
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

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3.52
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