Stanford University
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www.stanford.edu Stanford, CA 5000+ Employees

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Overall good company to work for! Administrative Associates are not paid well.

Administrative Associate (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

Pros-Employee benefits
-Commute Incentives
-Educational Funds
-Beautiful campus
-Great Events

Cons-Hiring relatives or friends for open positions is very common. No selection process in place. In turn, depts end up with inexperienced employees.
-HR and ELR should do internal audits in departments that do not have an HR Manager present in their building. You would be surprised how many managers and supervisors are unaware of HR policies and procedures.
-Employees that have been their 10yrs or more - extremely comfortable individuals, not open to change, sense of self entitlement, seniority.
-Stanford does not like to fire people. Even though it is clear that the employee is not fit for the position or is not performing to dept's expectations.
-Administrative Associates are not paid well at Stanford. Managers like to give bonuses or the minimum allowable % for the year.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring inexperienced family members and friends! Let's hire qualified applicants. HR needs to enforce the selection process. How will Stanford continue to succeed when we keep hiring inexperienced employees? A mandatory HR training for Supervisors should be required.
More educational funds should be available to lower salary grade employees. Employees that do not use their educational funds should be able to transfer to a co-worker.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Science

    Systems Engineering (Current Employee)
    Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Great opportunity to participate in world-class scientific research! Cons: Plenty of politics to dodge, 'friends and family' hiring policies… Advice to Senior Management: End 'friends and family' hiring practices. Flush the non-contributors. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Wonderfully pleased

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time


    Pros: The co-workers are amazing. There is a great collaborative workplace culture with always something new to learn and interesting professional development activities going on. The… Cons: Department goals can be presented better at times to promote… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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