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Stanford University Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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4.1 656 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Stanford University President John L. Hennessy

John L. Hennessy

(316 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • For a physics department of this caliber, there's great work/life balance(in 33 reviews)

  • Great Benefits; beautiful campus; lot of training(in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • The number one problem is the inadequate salary regarding cost of living in the heart of the bay area(in 20 reviews)

  • The work life balance at Stanford tends to be pretty poor for graduate students, though this is the case at most universities(in 10 reviews)

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    Great environment to push yourself.

    Graduate Student (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    ProsThe perfect place to pursue cutting edge research and entrepreneurship.

    ConsAll-consuming, requires a lot of time commitment. Everyone is working long hours.

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

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    Great research environment, setup for success

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee) Stanford, CA

    ProsA solid grant/fellowship support system, career resources, and social support groups. An awesome campus, lots of facility/equipment access, and clear sunny days.

    ConsFaculty are hard to access (compared to at least one other institution of similar report and esteem).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Associate

    Administrative Associate (Current Employee) Stanford, CA

    ProsIntellectual, multi-culture and Great benefits

    Consnot that I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome department managers don't have good leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great!

    Resident Assistant (Current Employee) Stanford, CA

    Prosamazing people, beautiful campus, etc

    Consdealing with immature college kids.

    Advice to Senior Managementwork out at the gyms

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

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    Great place to work. Salaries are higher than the marketplace.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTerrific dental insurance that covers dental implants to 3K per year.

    ConsNo place to park due to deals made with the surrounding towns to curb traffic--continuous building out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet luxury buses like the Google buses. Public transportation can take 2.5 hours each way--a major quality of life issue, especially with those who have children.

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

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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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    Overall Stanford is a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe faculty are down to earth. Being a part of innovative and cutting edge research and teaching is rewarding. Stanford staff are top notch as well.

    ConsHard to get promoted within your department without turnover. To get promoted you have to apply to open job postings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    shrinking benefit and increased living cost

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) Stanford, CA

    Prosyou know what Stanford means to a scientist. it is not about the money and title.

    Consdeclining insurance coverage, although minimum salary is way higher than national average, more than half salary goes to rent, wait a minute, may 2/3 plus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Associate

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Stanford, CA

    ProsLots of freedom, outstanding environment, low stress, smart people, lifetime benefits, and incentives to improve your health condition.

    ConsBe prepared to be underpaid.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake action to reduce the bureaucracy to promote researchers to a senior position.

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

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    Department Manager

    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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