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Stanford University Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. "Research and educational opportunities at Stanford"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
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    I worked at Stanford University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stanford is quite unique in providing opportunities, and stimulating interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction. There are great opportunities in continuing studies, professional growth and physical fitness.

    Cons

    Limited and expensive housing near Stanford University


  2. "Faculty Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Vibrant organization to work for

    Cons

    Good managers are hit and miss. It can be difficult to grow and make promotional moves within the university. Low pay but great benefits.

  3. "The best."

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    Former Employee - Video Producer in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Stanford, CA
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    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stanford is the best place to work. Period. Beautiful campus with a thriving pulse of innovation, top notch benefits and the best non-profit pay in the bay.

    Cons

    There really aren't any other than limited funding for my particular project.


  4. "Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Laid back. Nice pay and good environment. It makes your feel at home and so mice as being at work.

    Cons

    The pay could be better but what can you expect from a job that doesn't require you to have much experience let alone a degree.

    Advice to Management

    None really. Everything they do is great. And they really help us all to improv in our work so that we can be better.


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Stanford University part-time

    Pros

    Fun people, interesting work

    Cons

    None -- work was terrific and learned a lot


  6. "Student at Stanford University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Amazing university, great location, unparalleled.

    Cons

    None really, its an amazing place.


  7. "Stanford University Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great faculty, extremely supportive environment

    Cons

    Access to professors can be limited sometimes

  8. "PhD Student in Geological Sciences- Stanford University"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful area, perfect weather, many resources available to you, in silicon valley, and the pay is good. They also provide subsidized housing. your work hours are flexible, but that also depends on who your advisor is.

    Cons

    Local restaurants (in Palo Alto) are mostly expensive.


  9. "Graduate Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stimulating group of people in a great weather location

    Cons

    Can be alienating at times given the intense focus


  10. "Great place for professional development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    It's Stanford dude. The resources, awesome. The people, super brilliant.

    Cons

    High rent in the area. Not so great retirement benefit.


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