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Updated September 23, 2018
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  • "high cost of living in the bay area" (in 123 reviews)

  • "Expensive area, poor work/life balance" (in 41 reviews)

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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 place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    one of the best academic places

    Cons

    living cost in bay area is high

  3. "Postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace
    Very active postdoctoral association
    Highest pay for postdoctoral fellows in the entire US...I think!

    Cons

    None...as far as I can tell


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Great job and nice campus

    Cons

    salary too low for CA


  5. "Grate place to be a graduate student!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good healthcare
    Weather
    Uni has a lot of resources

    Cons

    Terrible administration outside of individual departments
    Horrible record on sexual harassment


  6. "Stanford is good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Excercise classes at lunch. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Traffic, people who should be fired, but aren’t.


  7. "Sr Data Center Facilities Manager"

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

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    campus life is great for everyone

    Cons

    SIlos , old silos abound hard for fresh eyes to grow

  8. "Idyllic Setting; Talented Colleauges"

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

    I worked at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Stanford attracts talented employees and provides generous benefits.

    Cons

    You have to park on the edge of campus, so be prepared to walk!


  9. "Sr Associate VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, great worklife balance

    Cons

    If you prefer competitive environment of private sector, Stanford may not be for you


  10. "Excellent for your academic development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    1. Great support from your supervisor
    2. Great resources from the university
    3. Work with talents

    Cons

    1. Low salary
    2. Poor work-life balance


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