Stanford University Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - California in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - California in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Wonderful physical environment
    Mission driven people

    Cons

    Low salary as it is higher education compared to industry
    More challenging to move around


  2. Stanford student and employee.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ResEd in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - ResEd in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great energy working as a Resident Assistant for a dorm in Stanford's amazing Residential Education program.
    Everything is very well structured and organized to facilitate your best work.

    Cons

    Many rules to make sure you abide by.

    Advice to Management

    If you're a student, definitely apply to work for ResEd.


  3. Love it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Student in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent faculty and staff, beautiful campus. Incredible opportunities abound to get jobs, internships, take interesting classes, meet fascinating people. Don't get any benefits because I am actually a student and don't matter at all.

    Cons

    Difficult to get access to some resources. Everyone is smart and that makes a lot of things like doing well in class and motivating yourself to get out of bed in the morning difficult. oh well, it's always sunny and that makes up for a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Please put water in the fountains again. They look a lot better with water on them and I get that it's cool to be environmentally conscious but all the water in this state goes to farming you are just having no impact right now.


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  5. clinical research coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    cutting edge translational clinical research

    Cons

    limited opportunity for upward mobility within the department


  6. Positive atmosphere, engaging work, good work-life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very collegial and positive environment, not high-pressure, engaging and rewarding work.

    Cons

    -Campus very decentralized
    -Decision-making often slow
    -A certain amount of institutional inertia


  7. Finance Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice campus, gym privileges and variety of exercise classes, 401K match

    Cons

    Managers have too much job security and are not trained or evaluated using high standards. Only professors and students are valued. The university invests a lot on the infrastructure but not on its human resources. Pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers. Promote transparency. Give bonuses to those who are deserving.


  8. Patient Account Rep

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    You learn a lot in your position and other ones in your department

    Cons

    Overly revenue driven to where employees are not as valued for their hard work


  9. teaching assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    on campus job, exempt you from tuition, experience in teaching

    Cons

    students sometimes ask ignorant questions, did not respect TA enough

    Advice to Management

    hire more TAs, feel short of help some time.


  10. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the people that I worked with and the students. The atmosphere is engaging, empowering, and exciting. I enjoyed my 4 years working here.

    Cons

    There are some politics to navigate. I liked that I was able to do something that I loved, but realized that there is a large following of very loyal employees who like to stay at Stanford and seem to have seniority when it comes to hiring for new positions.


  11. Administrative Assistant IV

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    beautiful workplace (if you work in the newer buildings); 401K match; health benefits

    Cons

    low salary for admin staff; stressful workplace for admin staff; old school mentality

    Advice to Management

    Treat your non-exempt staff better - raise their salary and treat them with respect



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