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Stanford School of Medicine Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "It was also possible to achieve work life balance if you want to" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and community at Stanford" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "high cost of living in the surrounding area" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Stanford School of Medicine cares deeply about maintaining its old boys network and about allowing sexual harassment to continue" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "PostDoc research fellow"

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

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Post Docs in Stanford have a very organized Postdoc association which helps on writing grants. There are many cutting edge tech ideas, and it's a very good platform

    Cons

    It's focusing on more tech.


  2. "Administrative Associate III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Compensation benefits package company reputation

    Cons

    Fragmented departments without strong leadership

  3. "Good place to do your postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Top scientists, great facilities, and lots of funding

    Cons

    Cost of living is very high


  4. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Participating in valuable, innovative, published research that contributes in a positive way to society.

    Cons

    Academia often lacks professional business savvy and encourages a hierarchy based on degree alone.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and humanity rather than only looking at the University's bottom line.


  5. "Great university, cost of life incompatible with academia"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Scientific excellence, environment, weather, guest speakers

    Cons

    Cost of life incompatible with academia

    Advice to Management

    Free rental for student, postdoc and faculty


  6. "Fellowship program coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Fellowship Program Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Fellowship Program Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Everyone is overworked and under pressure. Can be a tough environment. No adequate training and vague instructions from management.

    Advice to Management

    Either be direct and micromanage or give autonomy to administrative workers, but don't tread between the too.


  7. "Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - surrounded by intelligent and accomplished people
    - get to work on impactful research topics

    Cons

    - PIs can be terrible managers

  8. "Research assistant at Stanford University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The research laboratories at Stanford University are extremely well funded and attract the brightest people from across the world.

    Cons

    Work can get competitive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it the way it is.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hard working environment filled with delightful, intelligent individuals.

    Cons

    I have no complaints so far.


  10. "Research Fellow Review"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Training environment, facilities, healthcare, academic environment

    Cons

    lack of hierarchy in training


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