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"Very nice work environment"

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Current Employee - Computer Info Systems Analyst in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Computer Info Systems Analyst in Stanford, CA
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Pros

Tuition benefit. Vacation and sick leave policy. Good weather. Cooperative work environment. Easy access to some most current events. Interact with some very intellect people.

Cons

Relatively low salary. Too relaxed. Have to for your own lunch. Less challenge in some area. Parking can be expensive

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Great community of students and faculty."

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World-class scientific resources and environment. Flexible collaboration between departments and groups.

    Cons

    University policies are very rigid


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    "A good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Library Software Developer in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Library Software Developer in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good life/work balance.
    Can take time off when needed.
    Great health/retirement/commuter benefits.
    Good support for working from home / remote work.
    Although slightly lower than general tech, the pay is above average for working in libraries.
    More up-to-date on general technology trends than most academic libraries.
    A friendly atmosphere where people are allowed to speak their mind.

    Cons

    Sometimes a very confusing environment to be in. Often not sure what the overall goals and direction are.

    A little bit too "chummy". Habit of allowing managers to hire their friends/former coworkers/romantic partners/etc.

    Not a place to expect promotions. Structure is very flat and most new positions are almost always filled by people poached from other institutions/departments. To move up, people usually have to go to another institution/department, then come back after a few years. This is very common problem in academic settings, not just Stanford.

    Just like in real life, you can speak your mind, but it usually doesn't change much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in becoming a leader in using up-to-date technologies in library environments. But also give people a little bit more freedom..delegate more and allow people to own their projects, make informed decisions, and develop their skills. Resist the urge to micromanage by committee.

    It's good to involve lots of people in design planning, but there's a point in which decisions need to be made. Endless talking is not going to resolve all issues.

    Promote from within a little more. You already have the some of the best people in the field.

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