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Stanford University Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
709 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a strong sense of community among staff and work-life balance is valued (in 38 reviews)

  • Great Benefits; beautiful campus; lot of training (in 56 reviews)


Cons
  • The number one problem is the inadequate salary regarding cost of living in the heart of the bay area (in 24 reviews)

  • Sociopathic managers, poor salary, no advancement, poor work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company great benefits, primarily old people in the work enviroment

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    Current Employee - Data Quality Analyst  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Students on campus make you feel like you're still in college.

    Cons

    Lots of old people that work as Staff and Faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Free Food

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic and stimulating colleagues. Mission-driven culture. Very dynamic, highly engaging. And students constantly bring a fresh perspective. University is incredibly well run. Very impressive, especially for a non-profit organization that is so decentralized.

    Cons

    Cost of living is very high here. Hard to compete with Silicon Valley stock options. Traffic to and from also continues to get worse. University is good at aiding with alternative transportation however.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant in Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Incredible people, interesting projects, cutting edge technology, limitless resources

    Cons

    People are so incredible that it's sometimes hard to reach them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stanford is a great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    This university has a great Atmosphere

    Cons

    The Parking is quite expensive

  6.  

    I love to work at Stanford

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    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford University as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    It was the most amazing experience working at Stanford. There are so many intelligent people and always innovative ideas.

    Cons

    Need to work very hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent place to do research as an undergraduate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    Stanford has a load of resources for you to use and the professors are always open to help.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work involved and fast deadlines.

  8.  

    Lot's of liberty, very smart people. Not enough collaboration with other departments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    The best is the work liberty, you put your own hours work from where you want. The research project was very interesting and allows you to learn new things. Very direct interaction with the industry partners.

    Cons

    Not enough interaction with other research groups. It is mainly you and those closely related to your project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote higher inter department collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Health Educator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Rich learning environment with potential for personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for time worked, small yearly salary increase.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My student experience

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The professors are very professional and knowledgeable. The university provides a lot of challenging but meaningful courses to students. I gained a lot in this university.

    Cons

    There are just too many, many people! You have to work very hard to stand out. To be honest, the food are not good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to be, very versatile and multicultural

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great environment. lots of opportunities. excellent atmosphere. beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Need to move on to more business-driven, industrial environment

    Recommends
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