Stanford University

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Stanford University Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
775 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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    Athletic Training Intern

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    Former Employee - Athletic Trainer in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Athletic Trainer in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Stanford takes very good care of their employees. I was impressed with the professional demeanor with which I was treated. They made my salary competitive with other interns (more than competitive at $16/ hr). I served as an intern at San Jose State University, Evergreen Valley Community College and local hospitals. Stanford was never concerned with the politics of these positions. There were many off work considerations, as well. As an intern you were treated as if you were a regular employee with all the benefits and standing.

    Cons

    Stanford was a very large campus and thus location of work site to parking was tasking. There wasn't a lot I can say negative about this position.

    Recommends
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    student at stanford

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    This is a great place to be a business student, the professors are amazing and the course content is industry leading.
    I would highly recommend studying here to anyone,

    Cons

    Honestly, it is hard to think of cons about Stanford. It is pretty expensive, so that would be one, but it is worth every cent.

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    Postdoc

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Easy access to best collaborators in the country. Smart and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    The commute from San Francisco is terrible. Driving takes one to one and a half hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Fun opportunity with large amount of independence and autonomy

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great location, very helpful and friendly people, great resources, good weather,

    Cons

    Quality of research position heavily depends on which department and lab you are in. Some people get terrible advisors or mentors which deters people from finding an interest in research

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Beautiful environment with many professional growth opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional
    Current Employee - Human Resources Professional

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, people, and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Expensive area to live :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A bubble of optimism and innovation

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Access to incredible resources: available labs and machine shops, talented people and experts in any field
    - Very friendly and optimistic atmosphere
    - Amazing work environment

    Cons

    It is a bubble, so sometimes there can be a gap with the industry world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to get an engineering PhD

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Great school, great education, great resources. For nanofabrication research the cleanroom (SNF) has much better safety protocols than some other labs that I've worked in, and it's nice to know that the university cares about you not accidentally killing yourself while using deadly chemicals, etc. As with any graduate research position, though, the critical thing is getting a good adviser.

    Cons

    Interacting with the university administration for any purpose whatsoever is pretty much guaranteed to be a terrible experience. They are the worst.

  9.  

    Great to work there

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    This was a great place to work, the campus is super pretty, and the people are all very nice to work with.

    Cons

    I don't really see any cons of working at Stanford-- I suppose the housing prices are very steep in the surrounding area.

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    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to meet future employeers

    Cons

    None- an excellent experience all around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, well-taken care of, great learning, great people, great weather

    Cons

    Long working hours at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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