Stanford University Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

Stanford University Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated May 17, 2015

226 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Stanford University grants paid time off for vacations, jury duty, military leave, personal time, voting, floating holidays, sabbaticals (for faculy), and sick leave.

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Employee Comments

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

    Lots of time off. Winter closer is the best thing about working here. Sick time is very generous.

  • Sep 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Software Engineer in Palo Alto, California

    30 days and unlimited sick

  • Sep 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Palo Alto, California

    Vacation benefits are great. I believe people in their first year get 3 weeks off, and 9 paid holidays. Those in year 2-5 get 4 weeks off. This is in addition to an extra 3 days of PTO and floating holiday, as well as the 2 week winter closure for Christmas and New Year's. Again, since there is no standardization across the university, your actual ability to take vacation will vary greatly. Some departments do not approve vacations at all and make it very difficult for their employees to take time off, oftentimes guilting employees to work more than their own faculty.

  • Aug 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Scholar in Stanford, California

    One vacation day and sick day accrued a month, capping out at a yearly limit. Some labs also do not track vacation allowing for even more time off if arranged with the PI.

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

    After several years of service, you can get up to 24 days off plus time during Winter break

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

    15 vacation days, 10 civic holidays, 3 personal days and it's closed for 2 weeks during the Christmas holiday. Once you've been employed for 1 year, you get 20 vacation days. You won't find better time off anywhere.

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

    to start 10 days of vacation time, 12 days of sick time/year.

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

    3 weeks of vacation is great

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

    This is a dependent on your PI, not the school.

  • Oct 21, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Palo Alto, California

    Vacation time off is based on years of service with a maximum of 240 hours that can be accrued. Paid Time Off is 24 hours per year. There are also paid holidays, a floating holiday, winter closure between fall and winter academic quarters, and unlimited accrual of paid sick time.

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