Stanford University

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Beautiful campus, nice people, great school

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Former Employee - Student in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Student in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Stanford University

Pros

It's the best school in the world, in terms of quality of life and education value. I could not recommend it higher.

Cons

Insular culture, at times. The "duck syndrome" is very much part of the DNA. Also, some people are socially inept, but such is the case at any school.

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Continuing making the school a world leader.

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    TAing at Stanford

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

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Access to many educational resources

    Cons

    Health benefits insufficient and too expensive

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    Graduate student advising needs improvement

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    Join Stanford -- it's a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    (1) Environment -- physically, you have space to enjoy the outdoors and take in the beautiful campus. On another level, you are working in an environment where cutting-edge research/knowledge is produced and shared, making what you do all that more meaningful (2) Work life balance -- by 5pm, you are done and no need to worry about work when you get home. (3) Benefits -- you have free use of the gym and libraries, even for your spouse. There is a lot of support to help you maintain balance in your life, whether it is to be more healthy, or to take care of your aging parents. You also have a set amount of money to spend for your own career development (roughly $800/year). (4) People -- in the academic environment, people are more laid back than the corporate world.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy -- it can take a while to navigate the various sytems (especially financial systems) to accomplish what you want to do. It at times can feel like I work for the government as things churn much slower than would be at a for-profit corporation. Many of the systems also don't integrate well, and much productive time is lost waiting for the data to be produced from online queries.

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    Have more reviews and transparencies on how each pay-grade levels are defined so employees know how to navigate the career paths.

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