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Stanford University - A Great Place To Do Something Meaningful

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA

I have been working at Stanford University

Pros

Great benefits. Beautiful campus. A real community instead of a corporate culture. Work with people from a broad range of backgrounds, ages, cultures, and interests. Working in support of the community instead of the shareholders. Good work-life balance. Good opportunities to work for different departments. Good opportunities for professional development (through classes and conferences).

Cons

Salaries are low compared to industry. There are no stock options, but there is generous matching into the retirement plan. You pay for parking, and close parking is expensive and cheap parking is far away.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show appreciation for the staff who know they could make more money in industry.
Simplify the health plans.

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Other Reviews for Stanford University

  1.  

    Good job for those interested in research

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Cool research, great people, excellent environment

    Cons

    Lower pay when factoring in bonus/options, less opportunity to have clear career path up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    All in all the work was interesting work, you get to choose what you want to study. Would work there again.

    Cons

    There is far too much red tape, as is customary in academic institutions. The canteen food wasn't what I would have liked.

    No opinion of CEO
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