Stanford University
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Stanford University Reviews in Palo Alto, CA

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.9 104 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Stanford University President John L. Hennessy

John L. Hennessy

(45 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    beautiful place to work

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    Prosit is a good place to work

    Consthe salary is very low

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGreat benefits and perks for staff.

    ConsStaff are treated as second class citizens. Management do not support staff. Faculty are favored.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It allowed me to meet with many walks of life and to experience Job Growth/fulfillment while I was there.

    Medical School Media Services (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsMany Growth Opportunities and helpful people

    ConsLimited work flexibility. It didn't give me the ability to adjust my hours do to time restraints on activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsExcellent resources, brilliant academic scientists, exciting research. numerous opportunities for postdocs to grow and explore various career paths (academia or industry). beautiful campus and flexible hours.

    Consquality of lab/research is very dependent on the professor. my personal experience: professor mostly absent and poor unity in group. resources can be a bit scattered on campus and somewhat decentralized. parking on campus is pricey and the postdoc salary makes it difficult to make ends meet in the bay area.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore resources for career building

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not what I expected.

    Deputy Director (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsVery smart people and interesting work
    Beautiful surroundings (exterior) and high tech work spaces (for the most part although some are quite shoddy)
    Good benefits (especially health and retirement)

    ConsHorrible management (most faculty members have no idea how to manage)
    Very poor responses to HR issues
    Staff are seen as expendable and always come after faculty and students
    Low salaries with little chance of advancement
    No real interest in professional development of staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    excellent learning institution

    Graduate Administrator (Former Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsYou have the opportunity to take classes which would enhance your skills at no charge to the employee.

    ConsThe University makes it a point through several free programs to all employees on fitness and health. They sponsor a free Health Fair every year as well with new information on healthy ways of living.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should advocate employees to move around in other positions within the department after three years in one position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stanford University is a great place to work!

    Registrar (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsVery collegial
    You work hard and you have a life

    ConsFinding housing near by might be a challenge

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Basic Life Science Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsGood research facility, research environment, nice coworker and supporting staff.

    Consexcept faculty not support other category workers to grow, like staff---in the case of research associate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more chances to staff to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's Graduate School

    Graduate Student (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsYou have a job and might be employable in the future. Decent health care, no dental. Weather is great.

    ConsThe work life balance at Stanford tends to be pretty poor for graduate students, though this is the case at most universities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyable nice people.

    Encryption Team (Current Employee)
    Palo Alto, CA

    ProsNice environment, lots of cafes and placed to eat.

    ConsTravel have to drive park catch a bus - parking on site isn't easy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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