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PhD Research Assistant in Electrical Engineering at Stanford

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Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Expert faculty members
Diverse courses
Possibility of collaboration with other research groups in the same department or different department
Very nice campus

Cons

Expensive (tuition+living expenses) if you do not have funding
Have to pass qualifying exam before you become a PhD candidate

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    Brilliant Type-A people, gorgeous campus, pervasive sense of entitlement

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    Current Employee - Medical Simulationist  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Simulationist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant faculty, beautiful surroundings, name recognition. Great benefits for transportation and health. Great fitness and education programs, if you have time to use them. Gorgeous campus.
    Excellent networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunity for non-physicians. Salaries far below market for comparable positions. Poor work-life balance. Vanilla environment. Many programs are more hype than substance. Satisfaction totally depends on department and supervisor- some are great, some are less than great.

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    Excellent opportunities and support for furthering scientific research

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to lead innovation; Freedom and support to develop own projects; Excellent training for furthering research skills and ideas; Didactic components useful for scientific development

    Cons

    The high impact nature of the Stanford environment is at times stressful and requires long hours to complete targeted projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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