Stanford University

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I was a software developer at a subsidiary of the Stanford Libraries.

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Stanford University full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The retirement benefits are excellent. Some of the perks are really nice. If you happen to work on campus, I understand that the professional development is excellent.

Cons

Unfortunately, if you don't happen to work on campus, the professional development is nonexistent. Our management did nothing to invest in our careers or skills. As a result, the longer anyone worked there, the further behind their skill set slipped.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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%

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