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Former Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Stanford University

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Pros

There are lots of ways to grow and improve. Many faculty are there to help you if you need assistance.

Cons

People are sometimes too caught up in their own research and that takes away from how much you can learn and grow.

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  1. I love working at Stanford University!

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with great team of researchers.
    Excellent work/life balance.
    Some opportunites to work from home.
    Great retirement/health benefits.
    Commuter benefits.
    Pay is good.
    Help pay for additional education.

    Cons

    Without a graduate degree it can be difficult to advance.
    Expensive to live in/near Palo Alto.

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    Master's and PhD student in Mechanical Engineering

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stanford is the place to come if you want to push yourself to the next level. You get to work with world class people on cutting edge projects. Creativity, science, technology, and entrepreneurship are at the forefront in the Mechanical Engineering department.

    Cons

    It can be intimidating to be at Stanford at first. There is not a lot of guidance in finding what is right for you. But there are so many different opportunities. As with any big university, there is also a lot of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    There could be more to help grad students navigate the complex bureaucracy around housing, funding, and paperwork for graduation. Stanford leadership is out to change the world, and rightly so, but I would also love to see Stanford make a more concerted effort to have a meaningful impact in the local community.

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