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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

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

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
No opinion of CEO

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    This is why you cannot retaining good workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University as a contractor

    Pros

    Great Compensation, yearly raises plus bonuses

    Cons

    Has not hired Permanent employees since 2000

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Education

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Location, Benefits, Flexibility, Events, Food

    Cons

    Location, Benefits, Flexibility, Events, Food

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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