Stanford University

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Working at Stanford when you are not faculty

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Former Employee - Researcher in East Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Researcher in East Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Stanford University

Pros

Fantastic academic environment - a place for ideas and learning.

Cons

Very hierarchical, stiffling structure - little opportunity for innovation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While senior management has large constituencies of academics, deans, and donors to whom they must cater to, they must pay attention to the talent running the university and achieve a balance between managing up and managing down.

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    Stanford University - A Great Place To Do Something Meaningful

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Great benefits. Beautiful campus. A real community instead of a corporate culture. Work with people from a broad range of backgrounds, ages, cultures, and interests. Working in support of the community instead of the shareholders. Good work-life balance. Good opportunities to work for different departments. Good opportunities for professional development (through classes and conferences).

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to industry. There are no stock options, but there is generous matching into the retirement plan. You pay for parking, and close parking is expensive and cheap parking is far away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation for the staff who know they could make more money in industry.
    Simplify the health plans.

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    Good job for those interested in research

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Cool research, great people, excellent environment

    Cons

    Lower pay when factoring in bonus/options, less opportunity to have clear career path up

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    None

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