Compare Stanford University vs Google BETA

See how working at Stanford University vs. Google compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Stanford University vs. Google. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Stanford University

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Google

Employee Ratings

  • Google scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 2854 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 13430 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Google employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Stanford University employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.3
Google employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Stanford University employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.8
Senior Management
4.1
Google employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Stanford University employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
Culture & Values
4.4
Google employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Stanford University employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Stanford University Ceo Marc Tessier-Lavigne
89%
89%Marc Tessier-Lavigne
CEO Approval
Google Ceo Sundar Pichai
94%
94%Sundar Pichai
Google employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Stanford University employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
87%
% Recommend to a friend
90%
Google employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Stanford University employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
67%
Positive Business Outlook
83%
Google employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 16% higher than Stanford University employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Google has 26,841 more total submitted salaries than Stanford University.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Developer Business27 Salaries
$110,110/yr
Program Manager48 Salaries
$80,985/yr
Basic Life Science Research Associate308 Salaries
$67,733/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer12699 Salaries
$140,000/yr
Program Manager574 Salaries
$143,495/yr
Research Scientist121 Salaries
$151,490/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Beautiful campus" was the most mentioned Pro at Stanford University.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Google.
  • "Cost of living" was the most mentioned Con at Stanford University.
  • "Big company" was the most mentioned Con at Google.
Pros
Pros
"Beautiful campus"(in 215 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 168 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 865 reviews)
"Great people"(in 574 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Cost of living"(in 183 reviews)
"Bay area"(in 123 reviews)
Cons
"Big company"(in 416 reviews)
"Large company"(in 246 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Reference Librarian

I have been working at Stanford University full-time

Pros

Great benefits, treat staff well

Cons

Commute isn’t ideal but they have work from home options

"Great Company"Jan 24, 2021

Former Freelancer - Programmer

I worked at Google

Pros

Fair compensation, flexible work hours, no deadlines

Cons

Overly complex development portal. Cryptic error alerting.

Advice to Management

Reorganize the developer submission portal

Job Postings

Google has 2,907 more recently posted open jobs than Stanford University.