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Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Laid back. Nice pay and good environment. It makes your feel at home and so mice as being at work.

    Cons

    The pay could be better but what can you expect from a job that doesn't require you to have much experience let alone a degree.

    Advice to Management

    None really. Everything they do is great. And they really help us all to improv in our work so that we can be better.


  2. "The best."

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    Former Employee - Video Producer in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Stanford, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Stanford is the best place to work. Period. Beautiful campus with a thriving pulse of innovation, top notch benefits and the best non-profit pay in the bay.

    Cons

    There really aren't any other than limited funding for my particular project.

  3. "PhD Student in Geological Sciences- Stanford University"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful area, perfect weather, many resources available to you, in silicon valley, and the pay is good. They also provide subsidized housing. your work hours are flexible, but that also depends on who your advisor is.

    Cons

    Local restaurants (in Palo Alto) are mostly expensive.


  4. "Stanford University Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great faculty, extremely supportive environment

    Cons

    Access to professors can be limited sometimes


  5. "Student 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

    Amazing university, great location, unparalleled.

    Cons

    None really, its an amazing place.


  6. "Great place for professional development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    It's Stanford dude. The resources, awesome. The people, super brilliant.

    Cons

    High rent in the area. Not so great retirement benefit.


  7. "Legal assistant"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Stanford University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great nurturing academic atmosphere; allows you to reach full potential in research.

    Cons

    You need to balance the load with your studies. Choose professor carefully.

  8. "Stable work environment"

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

    Pros

    Non-profit, smart people, good benefits

    Cons

    Pay isn't as competitive as industry


  9. "Ph.D. Student in Human Genetics"

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    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Stanford, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, ground-breaking science, awesome facilities and resources. Most importantly, amazingly smart and driven colleagues.

    Cons

    Housing costs too high. Palo Alto doesn't have much of a nightlife.


  10. "Great Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Housing and food are provided, so you can keep almost all of the money you make. The kids are wonderful, and coworkers were considerate and friendly.

    Cons

    Long hours, and the risk of doing more work than you're paid for is high when you live at work.


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