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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 (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Snr. Systems Administrator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    Get competent and experience leaders to run your IT organization.

  2. Great experiences working for a wonderful employer

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    Current Employee - Educator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Educator in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, beautiful campus, good work environment. Great opportunities for employee career advancement. The campus has a lot to offer, great activities, and events. Comfortable place and you work with really enthusiastic and diverse people.

    Cons

    Limited means of going up in certain projects; possibly to expand career with employee benefits (pay for school tuition, additional classes). There is a bit of the elitist attitude, but around only a few people. Overall, a lot of people tend to be more down to earth.

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