Stanford University
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www.stanford.edu Stanford, CA 5000+ Employees

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

Writing Instructor, Program In Writing and Rhetoric (Current Employee)
Stanford, CA

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Snr. Systems Administrator

Anonymous Employee (Former 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… Advice to Senior Management: Get competent and experience leaders to run your IT organization. More

 

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Lecturer (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Stanford University as a contractor for less than a year


Pros: great library collection,special collections in Green is outstanding, great and productive academic community, absolutely wonderful climate, good food, focus… Cons: high living costs, rents are very expensive More

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