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Stanford University Post Doctoral Fellow Reviews

Updated December 11, 2016
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  • high cost of living and difficulty of finding housing (in 89 reviews)

  • Lack of work/life balance - leadership has good intentions but fails to connection intention to practice (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

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

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

    Pros

    Probably the best job I've had to date

    Cons

    None, that I can think of


  2. "Stanford Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Stanford University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything you need is there, from chemicals, to instruments, to collaborations. Awesome campus.

    Cons

    Super competitive environment and Stressful.


  3. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy access to best collaborators in the country. Smart and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    The commute from San Francisco is terrible. Driving takes one to one and a half hours.


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  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a productive and stimulating environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not much work and life balance


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    "Opens a lot of doors"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent and hard-working people everywhere, challenging and exciting research, all the infrastructure one could wish for.
    Beautiful campus, wonderful weather :)
    Having the Stanford background raises the bar for everything you will do afterwards. If you get the chance, just do it!

    Cons

    Low pay, could not afford their health insurance (over $2000 per month for a family!). Cost of living in the area is high.


  7. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good postdoctoral network/support
    Same access to facilities as students

    Cons

    Expensive area to live in