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Stanford School of Medicine Reviews

Updated January 31, 2019
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Pros
  • "It was also possible to achieve work life balance if you want to" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Flexibility, great benefits and HR policy" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "high cost of living in the surrounding area" (in 18 reviews)

  • "The bureaucracy at the school of medicine is HORRIBLE" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stanford is great"

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    Former Employee - Lsra
    Former Employee - Lsra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's Stanford! Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Pay is on low end

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Still working here and still loving it"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great Environment to work in as you are collaborating with some of the brightest minds out there

    Cons

    Not much to do in Palo Aldo


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for a student"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    Pros

    Learn how to use Redcap

    Cons

    A bit disorganized, not much opportunity to move up


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great support all around for its employees.

    Cons

    Too expensive location in the bay area.


  6. "Fragmented"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Associate III in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Associate III in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, working for a good cause

    Cons

    lack of leadership and training, fragmented


  7. "Internship Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -great work experience, learned a lot of new skills

    Cons

    -have to work efficiently and quickly

  8. "Great Mentorship and Project Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good mentorship and project experience

    Cons

    nothing really wrong with it


  9. "MD Admissions and CME Beware"

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

    I worked at Stanford School of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    I can only speak for the medical school student services offices.

    Depending where you work, you can have a great office environment that truly cares about the staff and their wellbeing. The Office of Medical School Affairs (OMSA), the Center of Encellence (COE), and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) are amazing places to work that are filled great coworkers and empowering leaders.

    There are overall great benefits and wellbeing initiatives available. There are opportunities for employees to receive professional development opportunities as well. Pay is okay but could be better considering the area.

    Cons

    Some offices are extremely toxic and are run by micromanaging, narcissistic supervisors. I highly recommend to stay away from the Continuing Medical Education (CME) and MD Admissions offices. Everyone who works in the student services realm of the School of Medicine knows to stay away from these departments.

    There is a big reason why both of these offices see continued and consistent employee turnover. I've encountered and witnessed countless acts of manipulation, abuse of power, and little regard for employee wellbeing. Salaried employees in these departments are taken advantage of and are expected to work an unreasonable amount of hours in the day and week (sometimes 12-15 hour days). Several colleagues reported they developed anxiety attacks due to the extreme stress.

    I'm writing this review mainly because I want to convey that while a Stanford job from one of these offices looks great on your resume, your mental health is far more important! It is not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    The upper leadership knows about the issues in these offices but have chosen to do nothing about it. Continued employee turnover helps nobody. It adds significantly more stress on current employees to pick up the slack, and it is a waste of time and money for everyone involved.

    Please fix the obvious toxic environments in MD Admissions and CME! The leaders of these offices need to be seriously evaluated and/or replaced. Something needs to change or else the same pattern and systemic issues will continue.


  10. "Lab Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at with good benefits.

    Cons

    Yearly evaluations has to be enforced. And promotions are very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Help with career development.