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PhD Life

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Current Employee - PhD Student (With Fellowship) in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - PhD Student (With Fellowship) in Stanford, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Free schedule. Good stipend and lots of ways to make some more cash on the side. Amazing resources for graduate student research and quality people to learn from. Overall probably the best place to be a graduate student in the world, even considering the high cost of living.

Cons

5 years is a longer time than you think. In most cases have to leave California once you graduate. Isolating, making it somewhat difficult to develop a network if you want to leave the academy. Would be better if outside options were treated as just as good as staying within the university.

Advice to Management

I would encourage a little bit more formal management and meetings. Though they can be a waste of time they are excellent ways to begin to build a culture.

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  1. Amazing place to work.

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The investment in research is huge and the facilites are the best

    Cons

    The ambient is quite competitive


  2. Great place to work with a beautiful and stable environment!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stanford is at the top of it's game on almost every front. Opportunities for growth abound, the benefits our fantastic, and the pay is competitive.

    Cons

    While the paying is competitive, I'm not sure if Stanford could ever pay enough to living in the booming housing market on the peninsula.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to help employees with housing.


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