Stanford University Employee Benefit: Retirement Plan | Glassdoor

Stanford University Retirement Plan

Updated May 17, 2015

214 employees reported this benefit

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Stanford University offers retirement plans.


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Employee Comments

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  • Jun 24, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Palo Alto, California

    matching contribution and also when you retire i think the university adds to your pension -- you should confirm but i recall coworkers who made sure they retired at stanford

  • Mar 12, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Stanford, California

    As far as I know retirement benefit is unmatched in Bay Area - up to 10% of the salary contributed towards the 401k which adds up to a hefty sum. University does a good job encouraging contributions.

  • Oct 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Program Manager in Stanford, California

    The retirement plan is good but could be better. Stanford can't match the pay of other silicon valley companies, so they should give more for retirement.

  • May 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Stanford, California

    They contribute up to 10% which is great compared to other employers in the area!

  • Feb 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Associate Director of Development in Stanford, California

    They will match up to 5% of your salary (10% of your salary after 1 year) to a fidelity 401K plan.

  • Jan 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Administrative Associate in Stanford, California

    There is a match to the retirement plan after having worked for 1 full year

  • Dec 11, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Engineer in Palo Alto, California

    It is ok. The company they use is a bit corrupt and they often default to making you contribute to their plan which is bad because the investment company does not perform well.

  • Jul 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Researcher in Stanford, California

    10% matching is pretty good.

  • Jan 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Palo Alto, California

    Will match up to 4% contribution. Not as good as some of my previous employers who matched 6 - 10%.

  • Jul 21, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Stanford, California

    Good 401 program with contribution matching to a max percentage.


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