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"I love my job but can't stand the administrators."

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Current Employee - Staff in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Staff in Stanford, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Prestigious name, beautiful campus & facilities, decent benefits.

Cons

Mediocre pay, VERY political, little or no respect for long-time employees. Administrators are more concerned with covering their rears and impressing superiors than they are about doing the right things. HR is a joke.

Advice to Management

Stanford is Stanford because of it's people - not because of it's policies. Take care of your people.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Graduate school is not a real employer"

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

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

    Pros

    It pays relatively well for a student compared with other places.
    It provides nice study and living environment, good on-campus housing, convenient facilities, etc.

    Cons

    The students life here is really competitive. A lot of them have to struggle on their own risky project.


  2. "Great benefits, intelligent colleagues, independent thinkers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best part of working at Stanford is the company of intellectuals and access to the best thinkers and researchers in the country/world. The benefits are great-- after the first year, there's more retirement benefits, and very generous health care and transport options. Stanford looks out for the well-being (physical and mental) health of their employees.

    Cons

    My immediate supervisor is not the best manager as he came through the ranks of research-- he's a great thinker/researcher, but doesn't know how to delegate or give useful feedback. The PI for the project is great-- very caring and looks out for his staff/grad students.

    Advice to Management

    For the middle managers-- more training on how to manage teams and give productive feedback.

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