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Stanford School of Medicine Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
46 Reviews
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    Postdoctoral Scholar

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine

    Pros

    So many amazing opportunities for collaboration, and a large number of core facilities available.

    Cons

    A very fast-paced, intense environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good for self-motivated individuals

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine

    Pros

    Research was mainly task assignments for employees, so it allowed for lots of independent growth

    Cons

    Collaboration with colleagues was fine, but labs didn't ultimately feel completely unified

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Don't be fooled by the brand.

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    Current Employee - Post Doc in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doc in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great seminars, libraries, pretty campus.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, poor treatment of postdocs and staff often justified by the phrase "this is Stanford".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big name lab heads often lack management skills, unprofessional conduct towards lab employees is rampant. More University supervision and training are needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Lots of opportunities to learn and develop your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine

    Pros

    Freedom to learn and research
    Great people to work with
    Beautiful campus
    Exciting research

    Cons

    Low salary and benefits. Small budget to operate. Temporary positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the benefits more competitive for postdocs and scientists. Provide more affordable housing options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good among the smartest people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Top medical school, top researchers.

    Cons

    Living cost is very high in bay area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher salary. ^_^

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Lab manager and research asssistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine

    Pros

    Interesting research projects, excellent benefits for staff

    Cons

    High stress environment with a lot of pressure from professors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow anonymous reports of breaches of contract by tenured professors to improve work environment in labs.

  8.  

    Fun and great research community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine

    Pros

    everyone very nice and easy to work with. exciting research. lots of resources and all the equipment that you could dream of to do research

    Cons

    a little bit distant from the PIs. didn't get to interact with them too much nor receive input on experiments from them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more involved with deciding the path to take in experiments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great for independent research!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stanford university school of medicine offers a lot of freedom in an intellectual environment. Working hours are flexible and the vacation time is generous

    Cons

    Costs for health benefits are increasing faster than salaries and the funding environment is challenging. You will spend more of your time looking for funding than doing research.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on career development for senior scientists

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Postdocs can't be choosers?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine

    Pros

    They'll tell you it's the name and atmosphere

    Cons

    They treat you like a sub-standard human, you're a student or staff when it benefits them, and you get the benefits of neither

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat postdocs like people, not disposable slaves

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    It is what you make of it!!!

    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am currently doing my Phd at Stanford. I feel that you get out of this place as much as you put in. Network with as many people as possible. As a student the Professors seem open to the idea of research collaborations and I took full opportunity of this. One major advantage is you begin to develop the 'Art of Thinking' of a problem as a result of working with people very accomplished at doing it.

    Cons

    The housing situation is getting harder and harder to manage with the compensation provided and the lack of on campus facilities

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