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Updated February 15, 2019
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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. "Excellent training"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

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

    Pros

    Work with the best and brightest colleagues and mentors, incomparable access to resources and collaborators, surrounded by passionate people who care deeply about their work.

    Cons

    The life of a postdoc is challenging anywhere - long hours for low pay, and the bottom of the academic totem pole. Cost of living in the Bay area for a postdoc is almost impossible.

  3. "Depends on which lab/project you are on"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great people to work with and will gain a lot of experience

    Cons

    no benefits for part time, have to pay for parking


  4. "Great place to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are smart, efficient and friendly. Living and working environment was nice.

    Cons

    It was a research position and research is mostly independent and the lab that I stayed was very established so I didn't really have (or need to) a lot of interactions with people on a daily basis. Everybody just came and go and was really focused on their work most of the time. Not necessarily a bad thing but definitely not a fun
    and collaborative working experience for me.


  5. "Job Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    BeWell program pays you to be healthy, flexible schedule, free CalTrain and VTA, pay, STAP funds for conferences and tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    Parking, commute, not enough space


  6. "Pays students high wages"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for students looking for part-time jobs

    Cons

    No cons -- great way to get side income during college


  7. "Clinical Research Coordinator Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome perks, ability to advance in your career.

    Cons

    Can be a demanding workload and can be difficult to advance within a department.

  8. "It is a nice place for postdoc training"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

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

    Pros

    great postdoc benefits
    good industry connections

    Cons

    housing is expensive in SF


  9. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work and enthusiastic place

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  10. "Pay is low, other benefit reduce the living cost"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cheap housing basically at half of the price
    free gym

    Cons

    pay is low, you basically only have money for food after the deduction of housing and health insurances