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Updated January 23, 2018
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  1. "Good pay for the work"

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

    I worked at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    management was cool, good culture

    Cons

    inconsistent hours are the nature of catering


  2. "SoM - Division of Pain Medicine"

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

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

    Pros

    - Infrastructure, facilities, resources
    - Opportunities for early career development training

    Cons

    - Office romance/nepotism and organizational structure of clinic and lab has created feelings of resentment among faculty
    - Low salary for postdoc fellows challenging for high cost of housing in Bay area
    - Slow/stagnant promotion rate for junior faculty
    - High turnover rate of lab managers due to low recognition, limited opportunities for promotion, lack of strong leadership presence

    Advice to Management

    - Show humility, seek feedback on how to improve as a leader
    - Balance public praise of office romance partner with praise/recognition of other faculty and staff
    - Give presenters and attendees your full attention at meetings, avoid habit of multitasking (checking email, etc.)

  3. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was well
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    Culture in the department was toxic


  4. "post doc at stanford and slac"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    great opportunity for collaboration, great facility, smart and hard-working people around, nice weather and beautiful campus

    Cons

    low salary to live in bay area


  5. "Billing Specialist"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University as a contractor

    Pros

    The working culture in my department is the best.

    Cons

    Department moved to another section, and I didn't get a chance to go.


  6. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    It is great to work with lots of smart people

    Cons

    Postdoc salary is too little to live in this area


  7. "Travel support"

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    Current Employee - Stanford Travel Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Stanford Travel Administrator in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility , benefits, people and work life balance

    Cons

    Distance cost of living in Palo Alto

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Job with Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Highly stable job with great health benefits for single people and family members, along with retirement package. There are on campus perks such as discounts at the bookstore and sporting events.

    Cons

    Communication is poor which leads to poor morale and distrust along with negative atmosphere. Could just be my department, but the school is very political and does not like the union I was in one bit.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees more by setting a better example. By being more transplant and clear about goals, it will help boost morale. Career advancement is important, so there should be better growth opportunities.


  9. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunity, inspiring students, amazing atmosphere

    Cons

    A bit old school at times

    Advice to Management

    Consider typical local compensation, consider that faculty are not automatically good managers


  10. "postdoc fellow"

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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

    bright people, great facilities

    Cons

    Low pay in bay area
    very difficult if you are the only bread winner in the family
    No on campus housing for post docs
    Apartment rent is very high

    Advice to Management

    provided some on campus housing to post docs


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