Stanford University
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www.stanford.edu Stanford, CA 5000+ Employees

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Expansive opportunities, for the motivated

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExcellent resources, well funded institution. Progressive culture, amazingly beautiful campus. Diverse groups, top notch thinkers.

ConsExpensive area, tendency toward highly specialized labor rather than broad tasks. Poor integration of staff and faculty, limited opportunities to take classes or develop skills outside of specific job requirements

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more robust feedback loop at all levels of staff involvement; create a different model of workflow that enables mid-level changes (meso) rather than macro/micro changes only

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great education. Variable work environment.

PhD Student (Current Employee)
Stanford, CA

I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than a year


Pros: Sort of free schedule as a graduate student. Some PI's are… Cons: I work 50-70 hours per week for a new professor. I see other students doing more like… Advice to Senior Management: Give professors a crash course in management before turning them loose on unsuspecting graduate students.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great Value

PhD Student (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: The name of the university can get you anywhere and is internationally impressive. Many funding and resource opportunities,… Cons: Your individual experience really depends on your department and mentors. Everyone is really brilliant and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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