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"Expansive opportunities, for the motivated"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent resources, well funded institution. Progressive culture, amazingly beautiful campus. Diverse groups, top notch thinkers.

Cons

Expensive area, tendency toward highly specialized labor rather than broad tasks. Poor integration of staff and faculty, limited opportunities to take classes or develop skills outside of specific job requirements

Advice to Management

Create more robust feedback loop at all levels of staff involvement; create a different model of workflow that enables mid-level changes (meso) rather than macro/micro changes only

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Intern in the Athletic Department"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Stanford University as an intern

    Pros

    -good way to get your foot in the sports industry
    -learned a lot about season ticket sales

    Cons

    -not always enough work to do


  2. "Working as a Research Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work surrounded by very smart people. Stanford drives a significant amount of the innovation that it's seen here in Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    In general, no downsides. The only downside is that you have to work a lot, and be thinking all the time about your work, so it leaves little time for other activities. But if you love your work and you are surrounded by people that understand it and respect it, that's fine.

    Advice to Management

    Don't admit so many MS/PhDs to the Electrical Engineering Dept. You might be making some extra bucks from the tuition of MS students that are rejected to PhD level, but most of the MS students expect to continue with PhD, and you simply can't accept that many.

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