Stanford University

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Strong benefits, salaries good but not great - Works well for people on second careers

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Current Employee - Associate Director in East Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Associate Director in East Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Stanford University

Pros

tuition benefit after 5 years is unique in the portfolio of benefits; there is a great deal of support for continued educational development and health and fitness; The intellectual interchange possible on the job and during non-work time keeps one's mind sharp.

Cons

The university is very hierarchical and political in structure; programs and processes are often based upon what's always been done versus what should be done; change is slow to come in some organizations; many of the administrative staff are not best skilled resources due to preference given to internal candidates for openings whether the candidate is strongest resource or not

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seek a stronger organizational model which balances central control with decentralized autonomy to maximize creativity while leveraging economies of scale to reduce costs

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    Great institution.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    The people you meet and work with at this interaction are amazing. Brilliant, fun, hard working.

    Cons

    Some people do not maintain work-life balance, and burn out working too hard at Stanford. The trick is to define one's own routine, do good work, and take time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an assistant to deal with the flood of email.

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    No longer a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Flexibility - It's very easy to take time off or work from home. on-campus gym and pools are very nice and employees are encouraged to work out. great libraries.

    Cons

    I don't know about the university-level management, but my managers are incompetent. They don't have visions nor leadership skills. They won't tell you what they want, then they blame on you for not meeting their expectations.
    There is no promotion nor career growth. If you're satisfied with doing the same thing for the past 10 years, then this is a great place. Otherwise, time to get out of academia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some leadership classes and then figure out what direction you want to lead us to.

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