Stanford University

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OK salary but really high cost of living

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Stanford, CA

Pros

Stanford looks nice on the CV, it probably helped me land an assistant professor job in a really good research university. People are very smart of course, which helps tremendously to develop a research program for the future.

Cons

The number one problem is the inadequate salary regarding cost of living in the heart of the bay area.
A close second is the lack of recognition of post-docs: the salary is only a part of it. Post-docs are considered students, meaning they don't get staff benefits. But they don't get student benefits either. Rule of thumb is, if there is a perk out there for some category of the Stanford community, post-docs won't get it.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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  1.  

    This is why you cannot retaining good workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Compensation, yearly raises plus bonuses

    Cons

    Has not hired Permanent employees since 2000

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great for graduate students!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student- School of Medicine  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student- School of Medicine in Stanford, CA

    Pros

    collegial environment, great resources, great minds, excellent collaborations

    Cons

    you can get lost if you don't reach out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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