Stanford University Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Great research environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    Pros

    many intelligent and passionate colleagues. Lots of funding.

    Cons

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

  2. MBA student

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    none

  3. Clinical Research Coordinator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University

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

    Pros

    Employed for 5 years and loved working with doctors and patients. Learned a great deal and was able to contribute to leading edge studies.

    Cons

    Lots of growing company pains and higher level managers that don't work together. I left because the is no career development program for CRCs. Managers do not value more experience employees, so forced to leave.

    Advice to Management

    CRCs going to industry because of politics and lack of career development. Had over 100 hours of vacation, because expected to put work before family and personal time.

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  5. Athletics Event Manager

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    Former Employee - Event Manager in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Event Manager in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic environment about the most fun you can have for a part time job.

    Cons

    The work is hard and the hours are irregular, come ready to work and you'll have a blast.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the EM's on non football 12-16 hour days especially at the pool

  6. Great culture and community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The research community is very supportive

    Cons

    As graduate research assistant, some challenges really depend on the advisors.

  7. Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in Stanford, CA
    Former Contractor - User Experience Designer in Stanford, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    Consider more diversity in leadership roles.

  8. Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stanford, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I have been doing postdoctoral research in Stanford University for 5 yrs. Great opportunity. Lots of internal funding. Fantastic infrastructure.

    Cons

    Since I am not a US citizen, I have to deal with lot of time consuming bureaucratic/administrative measure.

  9. Very flexible and good learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is an incredible learning experience and you get to contribute a lot to research

    Cons

    You may get lots of busywork if you can't code

    Advice to Management

    They vary greatly

  10. High expectations, high rewards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible peers, professors, and alumni network. Great opportunities and resources for personal and professional development as a graduate student. Culture as a grad student is very program- and/or research environment-dependent. Expectations are very high, which is a pro/con, depending on the day.

    Cons

    As a graduate student, work-life balance is always a challenge.

  11. 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

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

    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.

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