Stanford University

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Great benefits, intelligent colleagues, independent thinkers

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

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
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I love my job but can't stand the administrators.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in Stanford, CA

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

    Pros

    Beautiful campus.
    Time to work out in the day
    Nice people
    Ability to take free classes right here on campus
    Tons of places to eat on campus
    Stanford pays you to not drive to work and will pay for your train-lightrail and bus passes
    Have I mentioned it's a beautiful campus?
    Ability to telecommute (some departments, mine included)
    Lot's of room to grow your career, learn new skills and apply them

    Cons

    For the bay area, you don't earn that much money. In my opinion, that's the only con. Obviously you won't get stock like you could with some other places in the bay area but we are a university, not a tech company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth. Give some bonuses!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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