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Expansive opportunities, for the motivated

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Cons

Expensive 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 Management

Create 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

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  1. Great education. Variable work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Sort of free schedule as a graduate student. Some PI's are better than others. It's great to get payed while getting degrees, however.

    Cons

    I work 50-70 hours per week for a new professor. I see other students doing more like 40-50, I see still others sleeping in lab. If you're committed and love what you do it's fine.

    Advice to Management

    Give professors a crash course in management before turning them loose on unsuspecting graduate students. 4 hours weekly lab meetings that starting at 5pm without giving dinner is a little silly.


  2. Great Value

    Former Employee - PhD Student in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The name of the university can get you anywhere and is internationally impressive. Many funding and resource opportunities, and a generally supportive environment from peers. Campus is so beautiful and proximity to stores and restaurants is great.

    Cons

    Your individual experience really depends on your department and mentors. Everyone is really brilliant and driven, so at first (if you're a student), it may be intimidating--just stay motivated and confident!


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