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Great place to do a postdoc

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Stanford, CA

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

Pros

As a postdoc researcher, your experience depends greatly on the lab you work in. At a place like Stanford, however, you will get access to some amazing resources and people as long as you don't have your head in the sand.

Cons

The pay is not great (as all postdoc pay goes). But it's supposedly a 'training period' so suck it up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Depends on your PI.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Good people mired in culture-less work environment

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Stanford, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is quite good
    Access to Stanford campus and amenities
    Relatively stress free environment

    Cons

    High turnover resulting in virtually no culture
    Large percentage of employees are contractors or temps - some for longer than 3 years
    Mistakes made over and over
    Stuck in positions with no ability to grow or lateral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually hire people, implement more of a private company system of accountability and performance metrics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Very strange culture, great for free thinkers but not good for anyone who needs process, procedure and structure.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, advancement opportunity, college benefit if you have kids is great.

    Cons

    No standards, process, policy or procedures in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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