Stanford University

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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 (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.

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good postdoctoral network/support
    Same access to facilities as students

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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 (more than an 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.

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    Positive Outlook
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