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"Great place to be if you enjoy hiking"

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Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
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I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Stanford is full of friendly people who want to be successful. Many people are more entrepreneurial than in other universities. Of course, there's the weather and the proximity to many hiking trails and tourist attractions in the bay. The Stanford name is also useful after graduating.

Cons

Not many people go to Stanford for its proximity to three major cities: San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland. Unfortunately I did and found not many like-minded people. In terms of career opportunities, do not depend on the CDC. Though they provide many programs to help find yourself, they were not very helpful in securing a job.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "Couldn't be a better place to do a PhD"

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    Current Employee - Basic Life Science PhD Canddiate in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Basic Life Science PhD Canddiate in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    sunny, friendly, good food, laid-back (seeming) people, fun stuff to do in the area

    Cons

    EXPENSIVE, can be snobby, feel suburban


  2. "Nice place and nice co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Library Specialist in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Library Specialist in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice place and nice co-workers. Lots of added amenities to facility usage (fitness gyms, swimming pool, tracks, access to all libraries, discounts to events on campus, free to audit classes -- it is a biggie since Stanford charges a bunch for John Joe from the street to listen in in a class) and being in the center of the cutting edge of all studies of the human world.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, sick leave and vacation leave, etc.) subpar to City and County libraries. It's however, comparable to other University settings like UC Berkeley

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