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"A very interesting place to work, with great benefits and a lively campus atmosphere."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Stanford University full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great benefits and access to campus facilities, including library, dining, athletics and fitness programs. Also access to some campus courses and training programs. Stanford also has a progressive transportation program, providing incentives for alternative commutes, including free passes for Caltrain and local bus networks.

Cons

Although it's a beautiful campus, it's a large campus to get around, so be prepared to coordinate shuttle buses, walk, or ride a bike.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Rewarding place to work for advancing in your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Excellent for families

    Cons

    Salaries are generally low to moderate for the same work in the private sector


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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.

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