Stanford University

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Graduate School doesn't get much better than this

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Current Employee - Graduate Student in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Graduate Student in Palo Alto, CA

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

Pros

Creative, collaborative culture in an intellectually stimulating environment. Great access to great thinkers and to the tech industry nearby. Thriving start-up culture.

Cons

Expense of living in Palo Alto for graduate students and post-docs, who are paid just enough to survive in the area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Experiment with research structure so that post-docs are not taken advantage of (very cheap, highly skilled labor).

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    Good place to grow and develop skills and experience

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    Current Employee - Researcher
    Current Employee - Researcher

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting and challenging, which allows for a lot of room for professional growth and development. People at Stanford tend to be very driven and motivated, which makes for a great work environment. Benefits are also quite competitive.

    Cons

    It can be hard to advance, though the argument can be made that it is hard to advance anywhere nowadays and the only way forward is through lateral moves. The culture can sometimes be very siloed, which can dampen morale. Depending on what you do, salary might not be as competitive as what you would get in the industry. But all in all, this can be a great place to start and build a career.

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    Good pay for fun work with very smart people

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    Current Employee - Free Roving Scientist in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Free Roving Scientist in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Near European quality of health and retirement benefits

    Great choice of health insurances, from Kaiser to Blue Shield.
    Retirement managers TIAA/CREF brought me through the 2008/2009 debacle, but if you want to risk more, they also have Fi9delity

    Cons

    I did not find anything beyond petty grievances, you can make up about any emp-loyer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not try to control everything and everybody, including access to the swimming pools.
    The TSA mentality has crept up in Stanford.
    Disgusting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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