Compare Stanford University vs Smarthinking BETA

See how Smarthinking vs. Stanford University compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 2353 reviews)
2.6
(based on 66 reviews)
Career Opportunities
4.0
1.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
1.9
Work-life balance
3.9
3.5
Senior Management
3.7
2.5
Culture & Values
4.2
2.6
CEO Approval
Stanford University Ceo Marc Tessier-Lavigne
92%Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Smarthinking Ceo Christa Ehmann Powers, Ph.D
74%Christa Ehmann Powers, Ph.D
% Recommend to a friend
86%
28%
Positive Business Outlook
71%
34%

Salaries

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$56,074/yr
Postdoctoral Research Affiliate167 Salaries
$56,958/yr
Engineering Research Associate60 Salaries
$100,207/yr
Online Writing Tutor15 Salaries
$12/hr
Program Mentor1 Salaries
$18/hr
Software Developer1 Salaries
$84,556/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Beautiful campus"(in 200 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 153 reviews)
"Work from home"(in 26 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 13 reviews)
Cons
"Cost of living"(in 149 reviews)
"Bay area"(in 98 reviews)
"30 minutes"(in 26 reviews)
"Essay"(in 23 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Post Doctoral Associate

I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Amazing legacy and extremely great staff and professors

Cons

Pay is kinda low but this is how it is at schools

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work

Former Freelancer - Essay Editor

I worked at Smarthinking for more than a year

Pros

The support system was fantastic, with numerous resources, email group support, and live chat at the ready for any tricky questions. The work was engaging, with a broad variety of types of writing to... review. Because the guideline is three corrections of larger-scale topics (like paragraph organization) and three corrections of smaller-scale topics (like comma placement), it's less overwhelming than having to do, say, a full edit of the writing in question. It's also a set-your-own-hours job, making it flexible and easy to work from home.

Cons

The way it was set up, the next essay/assignment in the queue was sent directly to you once you indicated you were ready to work. This means you have no control over what type of writing you'll be... working on - it could be a technical piece, it could be a high-school essay, it could be a rough outline, it could be a college paper, and any other number of things. While this is absolutely fair, it's hard to mentally prepare ahead of time for what you'll be working on. It can also be difficult work at times - papers with errors every other sentence or terrible organization, etc - and it can be a challenge to identify the top three errors to focus the tutoring on.

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