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Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "A great place to go to grad school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stanford culture is dedicated to teaching students and helping them succeed.

    Cons

    Stanford is located in an expensive area to live in.


  2. "Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Great administrators and higher ups.

    Cons

    Some of the coworkers are lame.

  3. "Being a Stanford Postdoc spoiled me"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stanford is gorgeous, everything is made of money, everyone is incredibly intelligent and attractive and generally super.

    Cons

    Postdocs only last a few years and then (unless you make faculty in your own department magically) they make you leave. Also the general stress level is so high by the time you leave you will be a burnt out husk of your former self.


  4. "Grad student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    Their phd program is great

    Cons

    The area is too expensive to live in


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, cool projects, great people

    Cons

    could be tedious, a little monotonous


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the world's greatest minds

    Cons

    Make sure academia is the right path for you


  7. "loved the phd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    loved my phd experience. low pay, high rent but learned a lot.

    Cons

    pay was very low, and bay area rents are high. so tough economics.

  8. "Stanford PhD graduate student review"

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

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    A graduate student's life has relatively more freedom than most other jobs. If your advisor allows, you can choose your own research topic, hours/location of research, and have more vacation.
    Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    A graduate student will not be paid sufficiently. Just the right amount to pay the rent and sustain your life. No saving unless you have an additional part-time job.


  9. "Administrative Associate at Stanford"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Stanford, CA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, 7:30-4:00 schedule, easy commute, great people to work with

    Cons

    high parking cost, heavy workload

    Advice to Management

    need to hire one more admin, even a temp would be so useful.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A whole university and benefits that come with

    Cons

    Do a post-doc with a purpose or don't do it at all

    Advice to Management

    none


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