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Helpful (2)

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)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Postdoctoral Fellow

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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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Expensive area to live in

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Share the wealth. Give some bonuses!

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