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Excellent place to start and run a lab

Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Stanford, CA

ProsThe students and postdocs are excellent, the colleagues are very smart and the campus is gorgeous.

ConsExpensive place to live. Excessive number of deans and deanlets makes research more expensive than it should be. Few or no endowed professorships. Excessive bureaucracy and really incompetent admins.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is good to hire new people but it is also really important to support the outstanding young people that have ben recruited. Too much time is spent writing grants and there is basically no support from the school of medicine. In addition there is no reward for teaching but a large personal cost.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Benefits carry the day - or did

    Public Relations Officer (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros: Benefits, benefits, benefits. At least until the 2009 layoffs. The pay wasn't all that great, really, considering that Silicon Valley was next door. Stanford said it… Cons: If you work for a unit that is not in good favor with Stanford, look out. You may have a… Advice to Senior Management: Reconsider how many people you really need. Once you decided, never,… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Life in a cube

    Development Staff (Former Employee) Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros: Stanford has good benefits in terms of health care for you and your family. It also has a decent matching retirement plan available. The… Cons: -There is no parking and if you find any it is super expensive. -Inflexible work environment where innovation and creativity are stifled. -Employee personal development is non-existent. -There… Advice to Senior Management: -Retrain and replace some of your upper management with fresher and younger people who are more responsive and understand what work/life balance means. -There would be… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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