Stanford University Employee Reviews

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Terrible workplace
Director of Curriculum Design and Development (Current Employee) –  SchoolApril 26, 2017
Professors are terrible managers, leaders of supervisors. Their ego is greater than the vision they may potentially have for whatever projects they are doing. Their main aim is to use your labor as a resource to increase their fame, NOT TO HELP YOU GROW. in fact, because they feel threatened by your youth, talents, creativity and curiosity, they must push you down, so they can remain on top. I DO NOT recommend anyone with a degree of self-worth and thirst for their future to work for a famous professor at Stanford research facilities.
Pros
401K is generous
Cons
EVERYTHING ELSE - The commute, the lack of parking space, the cost to park, the work environment, the red tape, the politics, their ego.
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Stanford is a marvelous environment to work; dormitories are energetic environments in which to live and interact with students
Educator/Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAApril 24, 2017
Resident fellow program provided housing benefit to professors and spouses at Stanford University in exchange for dormitory services
Resident fellows selected and supervised student resident assistants
Resident fellows planned programs for students and worked closely with resident assistants
Pros
Resident fellow program provided housing to faculty and spouses in a very expensive community
Cons
Resident fellow program required 24 hour a day availability
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Great Environment to work
Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 24, 2017
Good work balance and great benefit. Depending on management the culture can be good or bad. Employees tend to stay at Stanford for a long time. Thanks
Pros
Good work balance and great benefits
Cons
Pay is lower than industry
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Loved work temp at Stanford
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAApril 21, 2017
I was a temporary Office Assistant at Stanford. Loved working there, Love the campus! my ratings we just ok only because of the Staffing Agency/Office Team who sent me out there. Their pay is low. But Stanford is great.
Pros
Great campus, relaxed and happy employees
Cons
no cons, all good
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A typical post-doc experience, but with great support
Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAApril 19, 2017
Post-docs will never be fun, but at least at Stanford you get all the support you could really dream of. There are a lot of great researchers here, and collaborations abound.
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Exciting and learning experience
Lead Event Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 18, 2017
With coworkers looking to further their career in sports management, most are fun, quick learning, and proactive about getting the next task done in a timely manner.
Pros
lunches, connections, hours, fun environment
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Great place to work and learn!!
(SoM), Systems Architect (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAApril 18, 2017
I love working @Stanford. The culture is great and you have an environment that supports knowledge growth! They support training 110%, you also get flexible work hours. They're very accommodating to your family's needs.
Pros
Work-Life balance
Cons
Paid parking
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Wonderful position in a University setting!
Counselor, Confidential Support Team (CST) (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAApril 16, 2017
Overall very pleased with work experience at Stanford University.

--great management and co-workers
--great compensation
--supported work environment
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very diverse...
Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAApril 14, 2017
Stanford is an amazing company to work for, you have a lot to loom forward to with the constant hustle and bustle, events and new faces you get to see on a regular basis
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Information Technology
Senior Project Manager (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAApril 7, 2017
Great place to work with great managers and fellow staff to work with.

Each project manager is charterd to support specific entities within the Stanford Campus Site.
Pros
Funded to support effort
Cons
Alot of work
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Fun working place
Accounting Associate (Former Employee) –  AthleticsApril 6, 2017
Stanford is a good and safe place to work.
I've been working with Stanford for almost 24 years and a handful of employees there treated each other like family.
Pros
Occasional free foods. Free game tickets
Cons
Lack of promotions
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Challenging but formative
Life Science Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAApril 4, 2017
Research at Stanford is limited only by hours in the day. There is abundant expertise and resources to facilitate smooth training and data production.
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A typical Day at Work
Dosimetry and Radiation Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 25, 2017
Pretty Awesome, the networking and staff, faculty relationships are built on trusting each other and the skills and knowledge that they have and bring to each other.
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Great work-life balance place.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 21, 2017
Excellent place to work. I ran the department postdoc program. I spent a lot of time int he office, but having a gym nearby and taking gym classes at a reduced rate was great!
Pros
Reduced gym class rates, 2 weeks off every winter
Cons
Almost none
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What I Learned
Faculty Assistant II (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 20, 2017
The people were great to work with and the campus is well kept with beautiful weather. A lot of things to do and they offer great commuter options/packages.
Pros
Free Caltrain
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Gladiators Don't Make Friends
Research Administrator 1 (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 19, 2017
Stanford is like a gladiator school. Culture is not conducive to seeing people succeed. Compete with co-workers. Hard to get work done with that fear.
Pros
Stanford Sweeteners, Access to Sporting Events, Access to Free Gym, Intellectual
Cons
Conducive to Favortism and Competition, 12-Month Trial Period, Political, Lack of Training and Guidance, Employees/Departments are Dispensable
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A vivid collaborative environment full of challenge and innovation
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 16, 2017
Very collaborative and stimulating scientific environment, with basic science and engineering intermingled. Working hard and constantly being challenged is the theme in the lab. Really learned and matured a lot during these 3+ years.
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Stanford University is an amazing place to work
Event Coordinator, Donor Relations (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 12, 2017
Coordinate events. Manage budgets. Attending planning meetings. Transportation and physical fitness incentives. The campus is beautiful. Supportive work environment.
Pros
Transportation
Cons
Long hours
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Great environment to work and always opportunities opened!
Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 6, 2017
Stanford University has great benefits for employees. When I was employed there, I had an option to have my kids get a free education at any 4-year accredited school. They have a matching 401k, competitive health care plans, and competitive salaries. Since it's at a University, you have the opportunity to take classes or attend one of their seminars. The people I worked with worked as a team and there was always a number of people who I can talk to about any concerns I had. A great nurturing and team-spirited environment!
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Hours not as flexible
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HIgh standards for Stanford
Sous Chef (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 1, 2017
Great food, the Chef made beautiful great tasting food. High end cliental , long days but very rewarding.Had the opportunity to work along side very talented Chefs and create great looking product.
Pros
Awsome expirence working with talented Chefs
Cons
Long days, and at times 7 days a week.
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