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Stanford University Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • high cost of living and difficulty of finding housing (in 89 reviews)

  • Lack of work/life balance - leadership has good intentions but fails to connection intention to practice (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "MBA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Best MBA program in the United States. Great variety of classes. Focused on entrepreneurship

    Cons

    If people decide to focus on banking it would be helpful to be located closer to the city.


  2. "Stanford is a great place to work"

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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

    Energetic community, beautiful campus, unparalleled peers

    Cons

    Too many distractions (talks, seminars, lectures, etc). This is also a good thing,


  3. "Great place to conduct independent research"

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

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    Great resources and talented people.

    Cons

    Cost of living. Traffic if living a little away from campus


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great management. Flexible schedule. Brilliant people.

    Cons

    Little to no employee benefits.


  6. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Current Employee - Lecturer

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

    Pros

    Friendly, professional and collaborative work environment, generous health and retirement benefits, Cal train go pass, beautiful campus, flexible hours, access to campus gym, professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be intense. Affordable housing problem.

    Advice to Management

    Offer affordable housing/rental options to staff on the lower end of salary scale.


  7. "Tech Consultant - Student Job"

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    Current Employee - Tech Consultant in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Consultant in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    Great part-time student job with flexible hours, free snacks, wonderful/friendly management. You learn a lot on the job about multimedia equipment and really boost your customer service skills. One of the better-paying student jobs on campus.

    Cons

    Training does not match up to the responsibilities--you have to learn a lot on the job and rely on co-workers to teach you.

    Advice to Management

    Make the training more extensive, keep a more thorough, up-to-date employee manual


  8. "Stanfor work review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and work environment.

    Cons

    no career growth and too many policies and regulations

    Advice to Management

    na


  9. "Hard to make it..."

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    It's hard to make it at Stanford on this salary- the Bay Area is so expensive.


  10. "Best education"

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

    Pros

    Access to everything and the community around

    Cons

    You're always working here otherwise youre sleeping


  11. "Life Science Research Professional"

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    Former Employee - Life Science Professional III in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Life Science Professional III in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent and talented colleagues. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Salaries are low relative to the cost of living.



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