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Updated Jun 17, 2021

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4.4
88%
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90%
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Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
490 Ratings
Pros
  • "Beautiful campus, intelligent coworkers, culture that encourages professional development(in 219 reviews)

  • "good work life balance; good health insurance(in 169 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The cost of living in California(in 191 reviews)

  • "Living in bay area as a postdoc with dependents can be tough for the postdoc annual salary(in 126 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Awesome

      Oct 30, 2020 - Teaching Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This university is awesome and I love it.

      Cons

      I really cannot think of anything bad.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great!!

      Jun 17, 2021 - Recreation and Wellness Coordinator in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was great to work with this group of people, really fun work environment.

      Cons

      There are no cons from me!

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very Chill

      Jun 17, 2021 - Community Center Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -lenient hours -flexible projects - understanding co-workers

      Cons

      -can be a lot to manage - hard to hold self accountable

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Phenomenal opportunity with amazing staff!

      Jun 2, 2021 - Education Partnership Fellow in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learn from engaged education activists making changes in the local community while engaging in reflection on privilege, cultural humility, liberatory education, and so many more fundamental concepts essential for creating the education system of the future.

      Cons

      You have to operate within the confines of the university which, although it strives in some dimensions to be progressive, represents the consolidation of wealth and generation of a tidal wave of gentrification and wealth inequity that impacts the communities you work with.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Short & sweet

      Jun 16, 2021 - Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a great place to work.

      Cons

      There are no cons at all.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great environment to conduct research

      Jun 11, 2021 - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      access to facilities to conduct research

      Cons

      some labs are not as collaborative

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Benefits,

      Jun 10, 2021 - Self Employed in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work, excellent benefits for families

      Cons

      None, they treat people fairly and well.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice lab members!

      Jun 8, 2021 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunity to learn research skills

      Cons

      not paid for the position.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      The place for making cutting edge reasearch

      Jun 6, 2021 - Rheologist in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of resources and opportunities for professional partnerships

      Cons

      Sometimes just too much going on

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Collaborative atmosphere

      Jun 7, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great place to do research.

      Cons

      Obviously, in academics, you can make more money elsewhere.

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