Stanford University

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Stanford University - A Great Place To Do Something Meaningful

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard to get in, hard to leave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    This is the elite of academia
    Profit is not the motive
    training and professional adv budgets are good
    currently college tuition benefits for children of staff is re-imbursed at 50% of Stanford tuition

    Cons

    It can get political - various kingdoms
    I have been seeking career advancement on a technical (non managerial) track and was assured by the director 4 years ago this was possible.
    Well, 4 years ago I am still waiting for an update in my job title (I have increased my value via certifications and accomplishments 10x)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trickle down
    have an outing with your staff (besides an icecream social in the office)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retirement Work, not good for young people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Info Systems Analyst in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Info Systems Analyst in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Stanford is good at Research and Teaching. Hence, if you are not a researcher or a teacher, you do not have the work pressure. SO you would have much Personal Time. The benefit is fine, even the salary is lower than industry. Additional, you got chances to audit good classes for free

    Cons

    Low pay comparing with industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need improve leadership and management skills

    No opinion of CEO
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