Stanford University Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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4.3
87%
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Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
317 Ratings
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  • "The cost of living does not scale with the stipend(in 167 reviews)

  • "Expensive to live in the Bay Area(in 108 reviews)

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  1. "Research"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place for research, motivated people to work with.

    Cons

    No work life balance, but that's true about any postdoc position

  2. "Solid academic institution"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Faculty Member in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    —Wonderful resources —Supportive management —Leading research

    Cons

    — Sometimes can be a little bureaucratic


  3. Helpful (1)

    "It was alright"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    Really wonderful management/ coworkers overall

    Cons

    College students are the worst

  4. "Great place to work for a student!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Math Tutor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fairly easy to get a job on campus

    Cons

    Pay is lackluster and could be better

  5. "Great experience!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management, colleagues, challenging and exciting projects.

    Cons

    None, was a great experience.

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  6. "Great place to give back and make a difference"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great students to support Engaging learning environment Meaningful work Beautiful setting

    Cons

    Compensation and Benefits Opportunities for professional advancement

  7. "An excellent learning opportunity"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    Being a teaching assistant at Stanford is great opportunity to help other students and to solidify your own understanding of the course material.

    Cons

    Occasionally it can be difficult to balance your teaching responsibilities with your other coursework.

  8. "Amazing Place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Campus Tour Guide 
    Recommends

    I worked at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    The nicest people ever, I loved it

    Cons

    there weren't any cons, such a great place

  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, Good pay

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  10. "Salary"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Life Science Research Professional in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    A lot of talented people work in the university

    Cons

    Departments don't communicate with each other

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