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Wonderful brains, benefits and bosses

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

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

Pros

Great job right out of college - multiple projects to maintain interest and learn new skills
Travel!
AMAZING benefits - matching 401K, good vacation time, wonderful healthcare benefits, commuting bonuses, BeWell program (incentive for healthy lifestyles)
Incredibly intellectually stimulating. It's wonderful to be surrounded by such intelligent people who help push your own development!

Cons

Limited upward mobility in current position (just based on how this particular department is structured)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great place to do research

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Leading physical and intellectual infrastructure. Great place to conduct intersdisciplinary research in an atmosphere of collaboration. The community serves as a gateway to unlimited opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours, even under the direction of a reasonable advisor

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    Good environment, nice benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Educator  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Health Educator in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    If you are part of a nice team, you get treated like a community and feel appreciated for your contributions to the project. The benefits which get better with time are having your 401K matched by percent that increases each year you work for Stanford. You also get a solid amount of time off along with Kaiser being the medical option that is free for the individual employee if they wish. You have to be 75% time though to get the benefits like this.

    Cons

    Since this is "soft money", your salary can be changed or funding may not be able to keep you. If you don't work with a PI that has other projects going, you can be let go - - and it is much harder to find another position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to talk to your people about how they can improve skills and give them opportunities to grow (I had this on some studies, but not others)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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