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Stanford University Overview

Stanford, CA
10000+ employees
1891
College / University
Colleges & Universities
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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 – Why Work For Us?


A place for learning, discovery, innovation, expression and discourse


 

Stanford History

The Leland Stanford Junior University was founded in 1885 by California Senator Leland Stanford and his wife, Jane, in memory of their only child, Leland Jr., who died of typhoid fever at 15.


 

 Stanford Then & Now

   Stanford has changed with the world  over the last 125+ years, often leading  the way with new ideas and discoveries. Here’s a look at Stanford  people, places and experiences, past  and present.


 

 

  Stanford Timelines

Our history is rich and inspiring. Our future will be cutting edge and groundbreaking. Immerse yourself in our past and see into our future.

CONTRIBUTIONS That Impact the World

As one of the world’s premier research institutions, our greatest resource is our people—those behind the innovations and discoveries that are changing the landscape of medicine, the environment, technology and more.

We seek people committed to excellence and driven to make the world a better place. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place.


Our Community

Our culture is focused on growing talent and realizing the aspirations of students and employees alike. Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture and your contributions are valued.



 

 Benefits & Rewards

 Access an array of benefits to   support every stage of your career   and promote a healthy, fulfilling   life.


Explore Careers

Our dynamic and complex organization seeks individuals who will bring innovation and excellence to their respective area of expertise, from our grounds crews and information technology to our libraries and more. 

Click here to view a summary of our offerings.

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    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with leading faculty

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    New initiative might take time and lengthy process of decision making

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Stanford University Interviews

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Stanford University.

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    It was really pleasant for me to interview with Stanford. People were pleasant, you could immediately like them. Receptionist was helpful to answer your question, I was offerred a bottle of water while I was waiting to be interviewed.

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Stanford University Awards & Accolades

  • Platinum Award, The League of American Bicyclists, 2016
  • Gold Awards, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), 2016
  • Work-Life Seal of Distinction, WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress, 2015
  • Best Places to Work(Large Companies), SF Business Times, 2015
  • Green Honor Roll, Princeton Review, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

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