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

    Great health insurance, $800 a year in training.

  • Dec 01, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Stanford, California

    All the benefits are great! Several choices for health plans.

  • Dec 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Finance Manager in Stanford, California

    The benefits package is very typical with an equitable approach to vacation, retirement and healthcare coverage

  • Nov 15, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, California

    Absolutely everything is fantastic, the environment, the collegues, the quality of the research, the salaries and the benefits

  • Nov 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Varies - typically research or teaching assistant in Stanford, California

    It's nice to have a package that includes medical, dental, and vision. It's unfortunate, as a student, that the package fails to cover fundamental things like an annual vision exam fully. The services provided are designed for healthy, young students, leaving older students with sometimes serious medical needs in the lurch. It's not worth the cost by any stretch.

  • Nov 07, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Stanford, California

    Free healthcare if you want to have Kaiser. Any of the decent packages will run you about $300 per month. Incentives for being healthy are nice perk, can earn about $380 per year. Free gym membership and subsidized fitness classes for about $30 a semester (can take 2). Positive work environment as you are surrounded by intellectuals in various disciplines. Flexible work hours, work from home when necessary, ability to make various wellness appointment such as visiting the doctor or dentist without much approval from managers, access to a vast amount of academic resources, best of all is the Faculty Club (available to any exempt staff). Cost about $300 a year to be a member, and includes free continental style breakfast from 730 to 9:30 AM and a light meal consisting of hors d’oeuvres etc. from 430 to 7 PM every day of the week

  • Nov 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Stanford, California

    Great 403b plan, health insurance and vacation time.

  • Oct 27, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Student Ambassador in Stanford, California

    As I am a student worker I receive minimal benefits; however it does include paid time off.

  • Oct 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, California

    Health insurance and Dental insurance great. Vision is good too. Over all insurance is good, though not as good compared to a staff member - they get way more perks!

  • Oct 24, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Stanford, California

    Best things - great health insurance coverage, 20 vacation days starting your 2nd year with an additional 2 weeks off for winter closure, commuter program incentives, tuition reimbursement programs.

Benefits Summary


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Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • Checkmark401K Plan (158)
  • CheckmarkRetirement Plan (169)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

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