Stanford University

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Expansive opportunities, for the motivated

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great education. Variable work environment.

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Administrative Side: Great Bennies, Poor Learning

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome - AWESOME - bennies and environment. Headline salary trails somewhat but total comp is one of the very, very best. A place you could happily finish your career.

    Cons

    Very little job knowledge learning applicable outside Stanford. Internal administrative infrastructure and procedure is dated and very, very slowly catching up. A place you may have to finish your career.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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