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Stanford University Stanford Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Great first internship (Stanford Executive Program)"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Stanford, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Stanford, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Stanford University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Network with business professionals, great co-workers, lots of benefits, well-paid

    Cons

    Management was not always cohesive, lots of hours


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Heavily exploited"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The brand is incredibly powerful. Access to amazing research facilities. Surrounded by genius people

    Cons

    The area is so expensive. Stanford does not pay postdocs a living wage. Stanford spends enormous amounts of resources on sports facilities, grounds, big events but neglects taking care of postdocs who do a huge amount of research that makes the brand famous. An incredibly bureaucratic organization that does not truly take care of their employees and exploits postdocs terribly.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your professors and postdocs better. You really should allow postdocs to take classes, should pay them better salaries and award successful professors grants to fund postdocs. Postdocs really help professors and their research output by writing grants and initiating projects. Postdocs bring in significant amounts of funding and work tirelessly in mentoring PhD students. Surely, with your billions in the bank, a fund could be created to support postdocs better.

  3. "Of Course"

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

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

    Pros

    Life is good at Stanford

    Cons

    Though, you're subjected to the same forces that make life as an academic difficult for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing your best to train us for other careers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome opportunities!"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Stanford University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive work culture, multiple opportunities for professional development.

    Cons

    Need better salary and benefits


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment and learning process

    Cons

    very small amount og money


  6. "Great part-time opportunities for students"

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    Former Employee - Course Coordinator/Teaching Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Course Coordinator/Teaching Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you work 20+ hours a week you get healthcare and tuition benefits!

    Cons

    You need to be clear with your supervisor what your time commitment is because they may think they can give you full-time work loads.


  7. "Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, beautiful weather, fantastic opportunities for staying healthy and continuing education.

    Cons

    In my opinion, everyone works too much

  8. "Student Assistant, Global Studies Office"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, commuter benefits

    Cons

    Little opportunity for upward mobility; but as a student assistant, you can't find a better, more flexible position.


  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, access to all the campus facilities

    Cons

    Your career almost stop growing. A lot of people settling down.


  10. "Conference Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA

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

    Pros

    Great team and leadership.
    Good customer service

    Cons

    Antiquated mechanisms for keeping track of arrivals and departures
    Antiquated keying system

    Advice to Management

    Update computer and keying systems


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