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opportunity of a lifetime

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

I have been working at Stanford University part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

great people. brilliant and motivated

Cons

bureaucracy moves slowly. very slowly

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pick up the pace

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Life Science Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Life Science Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free transportation (AC Transit, VTA, CalTrain)
    Fitness/health promotion
    Vision/dental/health
    Decent pay
    Great collaboration between people
    Free gym for employees and their relatives
    Very nice places to go for a lunch run, plenty of great places to eat as well

    Cons

    If you don't live close, the commute can be draining, even w/the free transportation, expect to work long hours
    It's best that this is a transitional job in order for rapid career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great school with endless opportunities

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    At the heart of Biotech kingdom

    Cons

    - Scientists are sometimes hard to communicate with (not everyone but some are socially
       very awkward)
    - Some Stanford folks are too full of themselves but there are equally amazing people so try to choose well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on teaching. I know so many people who are on their own as advisors are too busy with grants and other stuff. Teaching and student Face time has been minimized to non-existing. Seen MANY students suffering from lack of guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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