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Great benefits, intelligent colleagues, independent thinkers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than a year

Pros

Best part of working at Stanford is the company of intellectuals and access to the best thinkers and researchers in the country/world. The benefits are great-- after the first year, there's more retirement benefits, and very generous health care and transport options. Stanford looks out for the well-being (physical and mental) health of their employees.

Cons

My immediate supervisor is not the best manager as he came through the ranks of research-- he's a great thinker/researcher, but doesn't know how to delegate or give useful feedback. The PI for the project is great-- very caring and looks out for his staff/grad students.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

For the middle managers-- more training on how to manage teams and give productive feedback.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great atmosphere, very relaxing, good university to work for

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist III  in  Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist III in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Campus life
    Beautiful views
    Great pay and benefits
    A lot of smart people to be around and it rubs off on you

    Cons

    Parking is kind of lacking. Always run into construction area. People kind of mind their own business. Need to be more open to others or interact more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I love my job but can't stand the administrators.

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    Current Employee - Staff  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    Prestigious name, beautiful campus & facilities, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay, VERY political, little or no respect for long-time employees. Administrators are more concerned with covering their rears and impressing superiors than they are about doing the right things. HR is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stanford is Stanford because of it's people - not because of it's policies. Take care of your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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