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Stanford University Stanford Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "A great place for graduate study"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Stanford has provided me with opportunities galore, a community of students who are invigorated to learn, professors who are at the top of their fields, and a place to work hard but enjoy my weekends and social activities. Courses are rigorous and fast paced but professors are willing to help and be accommodating, and there are many services and tutoring to get help if needed. I love this place! It's beautiful, and every person I meet is so diverse, truly bringing something special to the campus.

    Cons

    I couldn't find one ;)


  2. "LRSP2"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university is considered top University

    Cons

    Most abusive supervisor, I have ever seen in my life

    Advice to Management

    Supervisor should not be considered as King of Saudia Arabia, if problem comes, supervisor need to be blamed and should be investigated

  3. "Excellent infrastructure"

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    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Bioinformatics Scientist in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stanford has an extremely well-developed and streamlined hiring infrastructure

    Cons

    Commuting from San Francisco can be a chore!

    Advice to Management

    None.


  4. "working at stanford"

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    Current Contractor - Glass Washer in Stanford, CA
    Current Contractor - Glass Washer in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    non pressure atmosphere good pay for on contract work

    Cons

    none that is applicable at the moment I'll update if ever

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good management


  5. "Structured, disciplined, experience-filled job"

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    Former Employee - Special Events Patrol Officer (Former) in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Special Events Patrol Officer (Former) in Stanford, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Stanford University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The police department at Stanford is a rich, fulfilling job that connects you to fellow Special Events Patrol officers of all kinds of walks of life. You set your own hours online (only requirement is to work 20 hours in a full YEAR and be available for football season). You learn an incredible breadth of skills on the job, from learning how to patrol foothills in a Ranger, to parking enforcement, to traffic control during events with thousands of people. A truly rewarding job that you work on your own time.

    Cons

    As all Special Events Patrol personnel can select their own hours, availability/opportunity to actually work can become restricted without warning. Since roughly 120 SEPs are kept hired at one time, equal division of work can become tedious and difficult since everybody's availability preferences are accomodated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! No supervisory complaints that I can really give, very well-structured and fair to employees.


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    "Senior Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting Projects available in all disciplines.
    Good leadership that promotes skill collaboration

    Cons

    Many entities to deal with causing silo view of value added project delivery
    Focused on waterfall project delivery

    Advice to Management

    Allow all projects to report out using Smartsheet Enterprise SW. Adopt Scrum.org methodology for Scrum Master, Product Owner and Developer.


  7. "Great place to work and live"

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

    I worked at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Safe and accommodating working environment. People respect you and the team-working atmosphere is great.

    Cons

    The salary is not as competitive as in industry

  8. "Student Jobs"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible
    school comes first
    you can often work from home
    decent salary for a student job
    get paid while getting research experience

    Cons

    no benefits
    no access to BeWell
    lab jobs are highly competitive
    I can't come up with 5 different negatives


  9. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The network, the access to amazing people, the beautiful campus

    Cons

    Some things are slow and institutionalised

    Advice to Management

    Take feedback from your employees


  10. "Stanford Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability, friendly office, beautiful campus, great professors.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, no room for growth, large workload

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more and acknowledge them


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