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Stanford School of Medicine Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • It was also possible to achieve work life balance if you want to (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, there are a variety of different working environments to suit each person (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Cost of living in the area is prohibitive on a postdoc salary (in 12 reviews)

  • Salary was ok but inthe increasing cost of the Bay Area this was sometimes a concern (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    High end research, good opportunities

    Cons

    Expensive area (housing) and financial compensation is limited


  2. "CRC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits
    opportunities to learn new skills

    Cons

    salary caps
    not modern in terms of work environment
    no opportunities for advancement

  3. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great platform for research, academic career plus.

    Cons

    Low income in the bay area, the high living cost for everything.


  4. "Great place for Postdocs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stanford ensures that their postdocs are paid more than other universities and recognizes that it is difficult to live in the Bay Area. There are grants one can apply for to help offset the cost of living.

    Cons

    Its not easy setting up collaborations within the medical school. It is something that is actively on their to do list.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Researcher at Stanford"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, cutting edge science. There is some career development support for early-career scientists although the problems associated with academia are so inherent, there's not much that can be done.

    Cons

    Somewhat lacking in culture. Each lab is an island unto itself. Due to funding and career pressures, almost everyone is under significant stress. As is the case with academia in a generally, grad students and postdocs are largely work-horses, despite being considered "trainees".

    Advice to Management

    Change your culture to appreciate and value diversity to a greater extent. Don't just support flashy science, recruit scientists that are kind, generous and interested in building communities.


  6. "Good place to work but not good to grow"

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    Former Employee - Data Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Data Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good working environment and good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Working pace is a little bit low and compensation is not competitive


  7. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Basic Life Science Research Associate in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Basic Life Science Research Associate in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay and not flexible hours

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford School of Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, amazing resources, smart people

    Cons

    Vacation time is ambiguous, expectation to work evenings and weekends


  9. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge research, great colleagues

    Cons

    Ivory towers, politically charged culture, egotistical professors. No academic institution is perfect, but others (like MIT, Caltech, Berkeley) have a more science- and data-focused culture.

    Advice to Management

    Improve career training/advisement for non-academic careers.


  10. "Clinical research coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Access to smart passionate people

    Cons

    Variability: Really dependent on who you work with


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