Stanford University Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Project Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adiminstrative Associate/Office Manager in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Adiminstrative Associate/Office Manager in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Gov Research Institution

    Cons

    distance to campus Takes a few months to get accumated to job

    Advice to Management

    more on job training classes offered to part-time employees


  2. Postdoctoral scholar review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Are classified as a student, which enables student loan deferment and other benefits. Beautiful campus with open feel despite being in a densely populated area.

    Cons

    Are classified as a student, which limits access to employee benefits and rights. Success is highly dependent upon the principal investigator and there is no current method for properly vetting any PI qualifications as a mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Better advertise options for professional development to current postdocs and graduate students. Make such options more convenient and accessible such as via online training courses.


  3. Great experience and environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, great support and amazing weather. Stanford lives up to the name in every way imaginable!

    Cons

    The bar here is super high. Make sure you can keep up and play in the big leagues if you end up here.

    Advice to Management

    More employee development and creating a better environment for graduate students


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  5. Grad students kept lean here

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student/Teaching Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student/Teaching Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Access to lectures and teaching experience

    Cons

    Departments expect you to teach, to take classes, and to write your own work at the same time. Salary - barely enough to cover rent and basic food.


  6. Stanford is a great institution for a balanced and rewarding work life.

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    world class organization with tremendous resources and access to world class faculty, researchers, and students; strong commitment to work-life balance. great educational opportunities for staff.

    Cons

    staff base salaries can be relatively competitive but there is no incentive compensation; sometimes staff operations can seem removed from the work of the uiversity.


  7. Too many rules

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great research environment Amazingly talented students Highly focused individuals

    Cons

    Siloed community where collaboration between labs is almost exclusive to a sponsor's directive Maximum paid hours don't make any sense as research is time intensive. No pay for over time.

    Advice to Management

    Might want to focus more on paying for the hard work and hours spent rather than controlling in a top down fashion that is counter productive.


  8. Depends on what you are looking for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stanford has so much to offer someone. Great continuous education options, good benefits, tuition reimbursement for children, employee recognition, free caltrain passes... the list goes on. Pretty much everyone is nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Depending on the field you are working in, there may be little opportunity to be promoted and because it is an educational institution, the pay isn't "at market". Stanford relies on their heavy benefits package to round out the compensation. Since Stanford is like a big business, there is a lot of red tape to go through when getting things done. These are cons for me, but might not be for others. Can't really say anything bad - it all just depends on what you want out of an employer, a job, your career.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people just a little more. =)


  9. Great University to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Research Data Analyst in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Bioinformatics Research Data Analyst in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great community, chance to collaborate with world-class professors.

    Cons

    Tends to pay on the low end.


  10. Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good access to professors and great career development. You get paid to help teach your peers which is awesome and makes you a better student yourself.

    Cons

    I don't think there are many. Pay for undergrad TAs is a little low, but the opportunities are endless. Really like it here.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, perhaps make it easier for anyone to be a TA. It's kind of a fluke to become a TA and you have to really pursue the idea.


  11. Graduate Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Engaging, collaborative and highly multidisciplinary atmosphere. Many highly motivated and creative people working to solve challenging problems in a variety of fields.

    Cons

    Campus can feel a bit isolated and quiet as it is located about 30-40 minutes from a large metropolitan area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the spectacular efforts in engaging community groups from industry, the arts and academia to participate in campus events.



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