Stanford University

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Easy, nice, boring, modest pay, but good environment w/nice coworkers.

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Former Employee - Library Specialist in Stanford, CA
Former Employee - Library Specialist in Stanford, CA

I worked at Stanford University

Pros

Benefits (if you are full time) are pretty good. Big university behind you makes lots of things easier, like incentive programs for the train, library use, stability, etc.

Cons

Universities like this are turning into big corporations, and all the cons that go with this are predictable (inflated bureaucracy, unpredictability of funding,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None really.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stigma against working single mothers

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    Former Employee - Development Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    -the benefits are competitive
    -the job training is thorough
    -they pay for commuting via Caltrain
    -the stipends for continued education are generous

    Cons

    -there is no childcare on site (it is over-subscribed and the wait can be years)
    -management quality varies and the older people generally have been there over 30 years and refuse to update systems or methodologies
    -work/life balance is talked about but never seriously contemplated
    -there is a lot of gender bias against women with children, especially single women with children - you are less likely to be promoted even if you put in the same hours as others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers on work/life balance. It is completely contradictory to want people to commute via train and have work/life balance so that they don't leave the company, but you penalize for when the Caltrain is late or when you use your sick leave (even though it's given to you by law).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fair and predictable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, great pristige, and a tremendous amount of opportunities. An environment meant for higher learning and exploration. Not to mention, an absolutely gorgous campus.

    Cons

    There are some shortcomings that you need to be able to deal with. Some of the upper management seem to have a need to excercise to much control over thei employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice that I would dare to offer is to allow the ighly educated, well intentioned, and much sought after employees do the jobs that they were hired to do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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