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Stanford University Benefits

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  • Apr 24, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Administrative Assistant in Stanford, California

    Loved the onsite fitness classes and funds to attend training and classes to further professional development.

  • May 12, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Food Service Worker in Stanford, California

    Pro - The health benefit options were good because they gave you a ton of options that could fit your work/life needs, also good commuter/healthy living programs you can enroll in that help add some $$ to your paycheck. Con - Insurance premiums were kind of high, and the the base compensation package kind of sucks because their Union locks you in to a set scale.

  • Apr 21, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Stanford, California

    The 403b match! Saved so much more here than at my current employer who does not offer matching. Also, vacation accrues at a really quick pace after one year.

  • Apr 01, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Resident in Stanford, California

    comprehensive health care benefits with minimal fuss

  • Mar 23, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Event Manager in Palo Alto, California

    Benefits for full time employees are great, but can get pricey for those who work under 29 hours

  • Mar 18, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Pro Shop Assistant in Palo Alto, California

    The best benefit of working at Stanford is all the access you have at the university. The perks they give you are very good and are worth it.

  • Mar 15, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Palo Alto, California

    Decent time off - hours accrue more quickly the longer you are with the school; flexible work from home days

  • Feb 28, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Associate Director in Palo Alto, California

    Stanford's winter closure is a really nice luxury. Four holidays are given during this period, and the rest is required to come from your PTO, but some divisions (i.e. the Graduate School of Business) regularly give additional paid days off during this time so it doesn't have to come from your PTO. All of Stanford's benefits can be reviewed at the public Cardinal at Work site.

  • Feb 12, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Stanford, California

    Great insurance, including health, vision, dental.

  • Feb 18, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Stanford, California

    Good healthcare options. 401k had good choices through Fidelity. Worked part time do cannot comment on days off

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (214)
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (222)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

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Professional Support

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