Stanford University

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Great place to work but little on-campus career opportunities for non-tenure track staff

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Former Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Stanford, CA
Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Stanford, CA

Pros

Bright people and interesting research projects, beautiful walkable campus, a lot of dining and recreation opportunities, 24 vacation days per year starting second year including two weeks of Winter break, separate sick leave, competitive salary considering generous benefits, decent public transportation options including free Caltrain and VTA passes.

Cons

Despite enormous endowment administration is not willing to invest university money into research infrastructure, waiting for grant funding which has been abysmal in past few years; there are no long term career development opportunities for professional staff on campus other than finding another job elsewhere; few people are interested in team work; parking may be a hassle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more money into development of shared research facilities and do better job to keep the facilities independent so that no faculty get control or preferential treatment.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovation and Productivity

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    Former Employee - Consulting Veterinarian  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Veterinarian in Palo Alto, CA

    Pros

    Stanford does not see limits to what can be accomplished. If you are creative and productive, you can thrive at Stanford.

    Cons

    The intrinsic value of working for Stanford is not enough to pay the rent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget to respect the staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great summer internship

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

    Pros

    Get to meet staff, graduate students.
    Good pay for a summer internship.
    Get to travel sometimes when the lab has a research objective in a foreign country.

    Cons

    Your just a peon in a lab of people often smarter than you. You do the most menial tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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