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Stanford University Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
808 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a strong sense of community among staff and work-life balance is valued (in 46 reviews)

  • Great Benefits; beautiful campus; lot of training (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • The number one problem is the inadequate salary regarding cost of living in the heart of the bay area (in 26 reviews)

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

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    MBA student

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    Current Employee - MBA Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - MBA Candidate in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    This place is amazing - don t hesitate if you have a chance to study or live there

    Cons

    People surrounding you are so amazing that it's sometimes depressing :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    great place to work at, great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    benefits is great! there is work life balance and coworkers are very smart

    Cons

    there is really no cons to working here.

  3.  

    Nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Lots of perks: beautiful campus and access to university resources. Collaborative and collegial atmosphere, great energy, especially in the fall with the incoming class.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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  5.  

    Great research environment

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    many intelligent and passionate colleagues. Lots of funding.

    Cons

    High expectations of student. Work-life balance can be an issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    A great opportunity to meet many very talented and intelligent people and learn a lot from them. The work hours are very flexible.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get timely contact with persons of interest to obtain information needed. Deadlines and expected progress are not well defined.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stanford University was a great place to grow as a professional. The culture is one of excellence and at every level people value the work they do.

    Cons

    The commute from the south bay to Stanford on the 101 was brutal, however Stanford offers perks for those employees who take public transit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more diversity in leadership roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stanford is a great place to work however the school and department you work in can make a big difference. I have worked in two different schools at Stanford and it was a night and day difference. The faculty members you work with can make your life terrible or wonderful.

    Cons

    constantly changing rules and regulations, vague job expectations from managers, parking sucks, HR is terrible, weak middle managers, upper management always sides with faculty members and not staff. I was once told by my administrative manager " faculty members can do and say whatever they want because they bring money into the school, deal with it you are a staff member and you work for them".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    certain schools have really has gone downhill over the past few years, changes in departments due to new deans have caused problems. Department and Division managers need to connect with staff to assist with transitions over faculty leaving and new faculty being recruited. Administrative managers should support and protect staff. Many faculty members are unhappy with changes and may take it out on the staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great training and great free course

    Cons

    Not as high salary compare to Google

  10.  

    Stanford is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Innovative, collaborative, access to public events and renowned speakers. Working with students is amazing.

    Cons

    Expect to put in a lot of hours if you are middle to upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Summer intern - information security

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

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    One of the top universities all over the states.

    Cons

    Very hard to be admitted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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