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Can be a great place to work

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Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Stanford, CA
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Stanford, CA

I worked at Stanford University

Pros

A lot of flexibility to cultivate experience and advance within the organization. If you work for the Athletics Dept. you receive season tickets for many and/or all games.

Cons

Parking can be a challenge depending on location. There can be a lot of elitism and politics (but what organization doesn't have that).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not enough interaction to have input on.

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    Working at Stanford when you are not faculty

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    Former Employee - Researcher  in  East Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Researcher in East Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    Fantastic academic environment - a place for ideas and learning.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, stiffling structure - little opportunity for innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While senior management has large constituencies of academics, deans, and donors to whom they must cater to, they must pay attention to the talent running the university and achieve a balance between managing up and managing down.

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    Stanford University - A Great Place To Do Something Meaningful

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Great benefits. Beautiful campus. A real community instead of a corporate culture. Work with people from a broad range of backgrounds, ages, cultures, and interests. Working in support of the community instead of the shareholders. Good work-life balance. Good opportunities to work for different departments. Good opportunities for professional development (through classes and conferences).

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to industry. There are no stock options, but there is generous matching into the retirement plan. You pay for parking, and close parking is expensive and cheap parking is far away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation for the staff who know they could make more money in industry.
    Simplify the health plans.

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