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"Wonderful brains, benefits and bosses"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great job right out of college - multiple projects to maintain interest and learn new skills
Travel!
AMAZING benefits - matching 401K, good vacation time, wonderful healthcare benefits, commuting bonuses, BeWell program (incentive for healthy lifestyles)
Incredibly intellectually stimulating. It's wonderful to be surrounded by such intelligent people who help push your own development!

Cons

Limited upward mobility in current position (just based on how this particular department is structured)

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Great science, tons of pressure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - LSRA II in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - LSRA II in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best tools and techniques in academia today. Wonderful people from all over the world. Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Too much pressure to continually publish high impact papers. Pay is not equivalent to local biotech companies. Upper management consists of scientists with low level social skills at times.


  2. "Good environment, nice benefits"

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    Current Employee - Health Educator in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Health Educator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are part of a nice team, you get treated like a community and feel appreciated for your contributions to the project. The benefits which get better with time are having your 401K matched by percent that increases each year you work for Stanford. You also get a solid amount of time off along with Kaiser being the medical option that is free for the individual employee if they wish. You have to be 75% time though to get the benefits like this.

    Cons

    Since this is "soft money", your salary can be changed or funding may not be able to keep you. If you don't work with a PI that has other projects going, you can be let go - - and it is much harder to find another position.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to talk to your people about how they can improve skills and give them opportunities to grow (I had this on some studies, but not others)

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