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Updated November 17, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Love working with the Students

    Cons

    The schools/business units run independently of one another


  2. "Great! But..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
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    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super collaborative. Fantastic work-life balance.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and hard to navigate at times.

  3. "PhD"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    Very strong research culture, amazing professors, a lot of ressources, very hectic campus, can work on cutting-edge research and transfer it easily to the business side

    Cons

    The cons are the cons of research in general: long hours, challenging problems where you can get frustrated if it does not go your way.


  4. "Best PhD ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Diversity of classes, CS department classes are top notch

    Cons

    Nothing! Every thing good if you enjoy doing research


  5. "very good scientific environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Recommends

    Pros

    great health insurance and benefits overall

    Cons

    salary can't keep up with the expensive area


  6. "Stanford University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The CS department is the most generous department, sometimes the most demanding, but you'll definitely be well compensated.

    Cons

    I love this job, honestly no complaints.


  7. "Great School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Everything about this school is great! An honor to be here.

    Cons

    Cost of living is high.

  8. "Stanford IT Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule
    The people are very friendly

    Cons

    Not cutting edge
    The response time could be very slow


  9. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility and lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Individual work and occasional lack of direction


  10. "PhD student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Exciting research, education and networking resources.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but disciplines outside of computer science are being largely distracted by the Silicon Valley vibe. Try your best to get fellowships and explore the most cutting-edge research directions if you can, and stick to it.


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