Stanford University
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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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95% Approve of the CEO

Stanford University President John L. Hennessy

John L. Hennessy

(165 ratings)

88% of employees 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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    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 (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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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsStanford is a great place to meet new people who are very eager about research. There are many opportunities to spin-off business ideas.

    ConsIt is necessary to deliver high-impact products or research all the time. Positive outcomes are not guaranteed in research though, which means that it is vital to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluation metrics of staff and fellows should be harmonized between schools.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great resources

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsStanford has great resources for Postdocs both in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Medicine. In addition to the multitude of scientific seminars, they have organized several professional development series. Most recently they added personal wellness workshops as well.

    ConsOn the downside, there isn't a lot of time to dedicate towards your personal development and training. What good are these amazing workshops and seminars, if you can't find the time to take them? Not unlike other institutions, research is intense and expectations are high.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Little TA training but great opportunity for career advancement

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsNetworking opportunities are everywhere, and it's good to have teaching experience on the resume. You'll learn more than you think as well. The students are relatively easy to teach as they all want to get good grades - definitely not a TFA position.

    ConsPay is not great, unless you include tuition coverage. There's also very little training before you begin teaching, so a lot of that you'll have to pick up as you go. Some students will feel entitled to your time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould consider more centralized coordination of section problems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great accessibility to all kinds of techniques and collaborations

    Postdorctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsPrestige, networking, quality of people, future prospectives, knowledge

    ConsConstant time demanding, highly competitive, a bit stressing,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent working conditions. Excellent support staff.

    Postdoctoral Research Affiliate (Former Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsSupportive environment at all levels, at least for research.

    ConsExpensive to live near campus. I had a long commute.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of freedom to pursue research interests, limited growth potential

    Basic Life Science Senior Scientist (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsGood benefits and nice support for a reasonable work/life balance. As a research scientist I'm given a lot of flexibility with timelines that are longer than the Quarter by Quarter I've experience in industry. Very generous vacation and sick leave policy.

    ConsLower compensation than industry and lax attitudes regarding safety. Poor HR support for interpersonal conflicts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter HR support, try to instill a better culture for chemical safety and finally allow the research scientist to apply for RO1 style grants.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job for a Student

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Stanford, CA

    ProsTraining, work-life-school balance and a great place to network into other positions at Stanford.

    ConsDifficult to get much real life experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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