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Stanford, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
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Working at Stanford University

Stanford is one of the world's leading research universities, boasting respected and entrepreneurial programs in business, earth, engineering, law, medicine, education and humanities and sciences. Stanford serves approximately 7,000 undergraduate students and ... Read more

Mission: Stanford University's Founding Grant states the university’s objective is “to qualify its students for personal success, and direct usefulness in life” and its purpose “to promote the public welfare by exercising an ... Read more

Stanford University Reviews

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    "PhD research assistant"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
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    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people to work with. Vast resources to conduct the research you want to do.

    Cons

    High pressure, fierce competition for resource (human and machines).

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Stanford University Photos

Stanford University photo of: Employees at the 2015 Wellness Fair, an annual event
Stanford University photo of: Employees mingle at a recent happy hour event at the Bing Concert Hall
Stanford University photo of: President Obama gives his address at the Cybersecurity Summit, Feb., 2015 (Linda A. Cicero, Stanford News, ©2015 Stanford University)
Stanford University photo of: New staff on a tour take a diversion for ice cream!
Stanford University photo of: Employees at a lunchtime exercise class
Stanford University photo of: Members of the HR Service Team for employees
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Stanford University Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    I didn't get past the initial email offering me a phone screening. Because I still have a full-time job as an Executive Assistant for a high tech company I had to write a quick response as to my availability. In my haste, there was a minor type-o. That infraction cost me the interview. My advice is to proofread all of your emails carefully before you hit "send".

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Stanford University Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Awards, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 2016
  • Platinum Award, The League of American Bicyclists, 2016
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