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Stanford University Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Stanford University CEO Marc Tessier-Lavigne
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291 Ratings
Pros
  • "Intellectually stimulating, collaborative environment, beautiful campus(in 191 reviews)

  • "Work life balance has been a very important factor for all(in 148 reviews)

Cons
  • "Postdoc salary is still pretty low compare to the cost of living in the Bay Area(in 142 reviews)

  • "Pay is fair for a university but on the lower end for the Bay Area(in 96 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    "The best days of my life"

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    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing legacy and extremely great staff and professors

    Cons

    Pay is kinda low but this is how it is at schools

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Stanford University2019-05-24
  2. "Deserves its reputation"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at Stanford University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    World class experts who are generally accessible

    Cons

    Cost of living in Silicon Valley

    Stanford University2019-08-22
  3. "Good part time job at Stanford"

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    Former Employee - Peer Advisor 

    I worked at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, good coworkers, flexible hours

    Cons

    It's hard to balance being a student at the same time but up to you

    Stanford University2019-08-15
  4. "Best Employer I've ever had."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stanford cares about employee happiness, plenty of opportunities to learn and advance, and you get to work on a beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Big enough to be bureaucratic at times. Paying for parking at your place of employment is ridiculous... However, this is not unique to Stanford.

    Stanford University2019-08-15
  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    great people, some flexibility

    Cons

    Expensive to live in Palo Alto

    Stanford University2019-08-14
  6. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top university and world-class research

    Cons

    expensive, crowded and hard to find housing

    Stanford University2019-08-13
  7. "Great environment and resources for career development"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant people and groups Resources for career development Nice campus and weather Well connected to industry

    Cons

    Housing is expensive in the area It's very quiet (can be boring)

    Stanford University2019-08-10
  8. "LSRP Postion at Stanford"

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    Former Employee - Lsrp 

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Breathtaking campus - Amazing benefits/incentives

    Cons

    - Parking can be frustrating, especially on weekdays

    Stanford University2019-08-07
  9. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Internship 

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Meaningful, amazing people, great location

    Cons

    Unpaid intern, surrounding area quite pricey

    Stanford University2019-08-06
  10. "Great benefits, great room for career growth"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free gym access Health programs & incentives Free public transportation

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy Everyone commutes from quite far High cost of living locally

    Stanford University2019-08-07
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