Stanford University

  www.stanford.edu
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

662 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • No Opinion of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Good job once you park and get to the office

Web Developer (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA

ProsThey know they're not competitive on salary so they try to have great benefits to make up for it. The place offers a good work/life balance, tuition/childcare programs (work there for five years and your kid gets money to pay tuition at any college), lots of options for health insurance at relatively reasonable prices, continuing education opportunities, and nice touches like free Caltrain passes. You have to work hard but not too hard. It's a good, steady job and you know what to expect most days. It's not saving the world, but it still feels meaningful enough. Management treats people like adults.

ConsParking. Seriously. Parking on campus sucks. Most technical jobs have a work @ home option at least some of the time, but you're still probably going to be looking for a parking space three or four days a week. Biking is an option in good weather, if you're brave enough, or you can take public transit and the free shuttle from Caltrain. It takes a while to get where you're going, but it's about even compared to a bad parking day. The other risk is that you might have to interact with actual college students, but it can usually be avoided.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, I like the place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    Can be a great place to work

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University


    Pros: A lot of flexibility to cultivate experience and advance within the organization. If… Cons: Parking can be a challenge depending on location. There can be… Advice to Senior Management: Not enough interaction to have input on. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Working at Stanford when you are not faculty

    Researcher (Former Employee) East Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford University


    Pros: Fantastic academic environment - a place for ideas and learning. Cons: Very hierarchical, stiffling structure - little opportunity for innovation. Advice to Senior Management: While senior management has large constituencies of academics, deans, and donors to whom they must cater to, they… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
There are newer reviews on Stanford University.

Worked for Stanford University? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.