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 an 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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    Research Assitant

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

    I worked at Stanford University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Never required more than 20 hours per week

    Cons

    Sometimes need to juggle between classes/finals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow flexible working hours so one can work more before the finals and less during finals

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