StataCorp College Station Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2020

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  1. "Great place to work in a small town."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at StataCorp for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly working environment. Various snacks. Spacious office.

    Cons

    the pace is kinda slow, may not good for young people who want a fast track of career growth.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Econometrician"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Econometrician in College Station, TX

    I have been working at StataCorp full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Too much coding requirement, career path is not clear


  3. Helpful (7)

    "The feeling was very stifling with little interest in the individual employee as a person."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Statistician in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at StataCorp

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Nice location. Food and snacks. The company has one product with many flavors (Stata). Full health and medical after two months, and matching 401k after 1 year. Stata uses two programming languages Stata and Mata. The whole of Stata is compiled using C. The Stata language is a Macro language interpreted on the fly. It has good capabilities. Stata is easy to use and the Mata language is fun and easy to work in. Mata has understandable error messages. An opportunity to develop a statistical command from start to finish, including help files and documentation. As a statistician, you will have opportunity to learn or relearn a lot of frequentest statistical analysis tools. Stata is not affiliated with Texas A&M though they both reside in College Station, Texas.

    Cons

    The computational environment for developing new commands uses the vi editor (on a Unix Platform). Technical support is required to reformat all work to fit 80 columns. (If you are an expert in vi then this should not be a problem). The interface for new Stata commands are developed using the Stata language. Since Stata is interpreted on the fly, it requires exhaustive testing to remove all possible logic errors. Thus, programming tasks seemed very time consuming and tedious. There is not a lot of socializing between individuals at work. It is easy to get isolated. If you want to work in cutting edge statistical tools this is not the place to work. However, if you want code software and you have experience in a production coding environment where productivity appears to be measured in lines of code you should do well here. You will be expected to be productive within 6 weeks after joining StataCorp. While StataCorp hires personnel that do not know Stata, it would be wise to learn Stata before coming to StataCorp.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "What you see is the tip of the iceberg."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Degreed Professional, Non-technical in College Station, TX

    I worked at StataCorp

    Pros

    The environment is always clean and pleasant. They offer 401k matching after one year. Nice health, vision, and dental benefits. Most employees have an office of their own. Snacks, drinks, and fruit are provided. Stata sponsors some enjoyable after-work activities, such as a bowling league. Co-workers are very nice people. Depending on the responsibilities of a person's position, it is pretty family friendly. There is possibility for promotion and lateral moves if management likes you. Dress is very casual.

    Cons

    Because Stata is a privately owned corporation, management is not obligated to divulge details or even generalizations about the company's financial stability, goals, or strategies. Employees are given information on a need-to-know basis, which can make a person feel isolated. If you need to know that you are making a difference, this is not the best place for you. A person's experience at work will be highly variable depending on who the supervisor is. Management plays favorites.

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