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Good students; low pay in a position leading to a less-than-glowing future

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Current Employee - Writing Instructor, Program In Writing and Rhetoric  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Writing Instructor, Program In Writing and Rhetoric in Stanford, CA

I have been working at Stanford University part-time for more than a year

Pros

The students you will encounter are, on average, smart and well motivated. One or two are geniuses. The rest are just hard workers who are a pleasure to be around.

Cons

If you're expecting your time as a graduate student and employment as a writing instructor/teaching assistant to lead to work as a tenured humanities professor, you might be in for a rude shock.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't accept more graduate students than you can place in tenure-track positions. You're not going to keep getting quality graduate students when it takes eight years to get a PhD, then several more years to land a tenure-track job paying about $60K a year--if this ever happens at all.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice and helpful people to work with.

    Cons

    Management is very incompetent in the business dept./unit I worked in. This is not the central IT

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    Get competent and experience leaders to run your IT organization.

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    Event Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Great people, some innovation, the chance to take on new responsibilities. Wide array of event formats. Ability to introduce some change.

    Cons

    So-so pay. No upward mobility. No incentive. People who do nothing get treated almost the same as those who work incredibly hard and care about their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't focus on the position focus on the person. Being told we don't look at the person, doesn't motivate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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