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

I worked at Stanford University full-time (more than 3 years)

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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    Assistant Professorship, challenging but rewarding and energizing experience

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

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, weather, friendliness, benefits, mentorship, resources

    Cons

    Salaries, high cost of living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries by about 25%

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Summer Lecturer - Loved it!

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    Current Employee - Visiting Lecturer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Visiting Lecturer in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, support and environment for a summer ESL lecturer. The program was amazing, the students were diligent, and it was well structured. Easy to communicate with administrative staff--people cared. The other temporary staff was very experienced and professional.

    Cons

    Only that it was a temporary assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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