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"Overall good company to work for! Administrative Associates are not paid well."

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Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Palo Alto, CA
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No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

-Employee benefits
-Commute Incentives
-Educational Funds
-Beautiful campus
-Great Events

Cons

-Hiring relatives or friends for open positions is very common. No selection process in place. In turn, depts end up with inexperienced employees.
-HR and ELR should do internal audits in departments that do not have an HR Manager present in their building. You would be surprised how many managers and supervisors are unaware of HR policies and procedures.
-Employees that have been their 10yrs or more - extremely comfortable individuals, not open to change, sense of self entitlement, seniority.
-Stanford does not like to fire people. Even though it is clear that the employee is not fit for the position or is not performing to dept's expectations.
-Administrative Associates are not paid well at Stanford. Managers like to give bonuses or the minimum allowable % for the year.

Advice to Management

Stop hiring inexperienced family members and friends! Let's hire qualified applicants. HR needs to enforce the selection process. How will Stanford continue to succeed when we keep hiring inexperienced employees? A mandatory HR training for Supervisors should be required.
More educational funds should be available to lower salary grade employees. Employees that do not use their educational funds should be able to transfer to a co-worker.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Wonderfully pleased"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    The co-workers are amazing. There is a great collaborative workplace culture with always something new to learn and interesting professional development activities going on. The company benefits are quite comprehensive and include on-site access to fitness facilities. There is a strong support of work-life balance. Great public transit access in place with additional incentives for commuters.

    Cons

    Department goals can be presented better at times to promote employee buy-in at the junior levels and discourage workplace politics.


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    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the best universities in the world, you contribute to a great mission of education and research. Great benefits -- vacation, medical & dental, 403b retirement plan, access to use campus facilities, and a beautiful working environment on campus.

    Cons

    Expensive cost of living in area, below market salaries for technology positions. The university can be slow to acknowledge exceptional performance with salary increases and promotions.

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