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"OK salary but really high cost of living"

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Stanford, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Stanford looks nice on the CV, it probably helped me land an assistant professor job in a really good research university. People are very smart of course, which helps tremendously to develop a research program for the future.

Cons

The number one problem is the inadequate salary regarding cost of living in the heart of the bay area.
A close second is the lack of recognition of post-docs: the salary is only a part of it. Post-docs are considered students, meaning they don't get staff benefits. But they don't get student benefits either. Rule of thumb is, if there is a perk out there for some category of the Stanford community, post-docs won't get it.

Other Employee Reviews for Stanford University

  1. "It allowed me to meet with many walks of life and to experience Job Growth/fulfillment while I was there."

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    Former Employee - Medical School Media Services in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Medical School Media Services in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many Growth Opportunities and helpful people

    Cons

    Limited work flexibility. It didn't give me the ability to adjust my hours do to time restraints on activities.


  2. "A lot of freedom to pursue research interests, limited growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Basic Life Science Senior Scientist in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Basic Life Science Senior Scientist in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice support for a reasonable work/life balance. As a research scientist I'm given a lot of flexibility with timelines that are longer than the Quarter by Quarter I've experience in industry. Very generous vacation and sick leave policy.

    Cons

    Lower compensation than industry and lax attitudes regarding safety. Poor HR support for interpersonal conflicts.

    Advice to Management

    Better HR support, try to instill a better culture for chemical safety and finally allow the research scientist to apply for RO1 style grants.

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