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"amazing"

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Former Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
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Pros

There are lots of ways to grow and improve. Many faculty are there to help you if you need assistance.

Cons

People are sometimes too caught up in their own research and that takes away from how much you can learn and grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, good work/life balance, and a chance to work with people who are the best in the world at what they do"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great vacation benefits
    Time off in days: PTO (3), floating holiday (1), vacation (21), sick (21), plus Federal holidays and a two week closure at Christmas
    Good health plans
    Competitive salary
    Good work/life balance
    Work with really great, driven, intelligent people

    Cons

    No profit sharing/bonus structure
    Hard to move up because most organizations are very flat
    Working with faculty can be difficult
    Facilities are not always top-notch

    Advice to Management

    Better communication lines are needed
    Faculty are oftentimes project managers, HR, and employee managers rolled into one. However, they often do not excel at any of these things. It makes working for them unpleasant unless they really focus on becoming better managers (which they have very little incentive to do as it may not be obvious to them how it will help them given the 'publish or perish' environment)


  2. "I love working at Stanford University!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with great team of researchers.
    Excellent work/life balance.
    Some opportunites to work from home.
    Great retirement/health benefits.
    Commuter benefits.
    Pay is good.
    Help pay for additional education.

    Cons

    Without a graduate degree it can be difficult to advance.
    Expensive to live in/near Palo Alto.

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