Stanford University - Good students; low pay in a position leading to a less-than-glowing future | Glassdoor
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"Good students; low pay in a position leading to a less-than-glowing future"

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Current Employee - Writing Instructor, Program In Writing and Rhetoric in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Writing Instructor, Program In Writing and Rhetoric in Stanford, CA
Doesn't Recommend
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No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Stanford University part-time (More than a year)

Pros

The students you will encounter are, on average, smart and well motivated. One or two are geniuses. The rest are just hard workers who are a pleasure to be around.

Cons

If you're expecting your time as a graduate student and employment as a writing instructor/teaching assistant to lead to work as a tenured humanities professor, you might be in for a rude shock.

Advice to Management

Don't accept more graduate students than you can place in tenure-track positions. You're not going to keep getting quality graduate students when it takes eight years to get a PhD, then several more years to land a tenure-track job paying about $60K a year--if this ever happens at all.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Great experiences working for a wonderful employer"

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    Current Employee - Educator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Educator in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits, beautiful campus, good work environment. Great opportunities for employee career advancement. The campus has a lot to offer, great activities, and events. Comfortable place and you work with really enthusiastic and diverse people.

    Cons

    Limited means of going up in certain projects; possibly to expand career with employee benefits (pay for school tuition, additional classes). There is a bit of the elitist attitude, but around only a few people. Overall, a lot of people tend to be more down to earth.


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Life Science Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Life Science Research Assistant in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    the work experience is good.

    Cons

    The salary is not that good


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