Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – February 7, 2017
My typical day working was doing administrative tasks. Assisted in managing spreadsheets, creating property control inventory records, filing, and much more. Management was ok. The most enjoyable part of the job was the cafeteria. Also, working with a bunch of Physicists. These people were absolutely Brilliant. My boss was an 80 something-year-old Nobel Prize Winner Physicist. He was very friendly.
Great people. Highly intelligent people to work with. Great company.
Great job stability, paycheck and benefits. Not so great for growth in career.
Administrative Associate III (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – January 6, 2017
Overall, Stanford is a great place to work as far as stability and a steady paycheck, not to mention the wonderful benefits the University offers to staff. From experience in two positions at Stanford, growth and advancement was not offered to me in two different departments. Speaking with others throughout campus, it appears that this is somewhat accepted as the 'culture' for certain positions at Stanford.
My co-workers were all in all a great group of people. Most of them are close friends now.
Great benefits, fantastic work/life balance, steady paycheck
Faculty Administrator (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – January 19, 2017
There are so many interesting departments and programs to work for at Stanford; each of which, have very different cultures. Stanford offers fantastic benefits including, medical, dental, wellness incentives, free public transportation and tuition reimbursements. Stanford does have a reputation for low salaries and difficulty with promotions and advancement. Also, it can be very difficult to find good managers that care about your development and want to see you grow. Administrative roles tend to be a very invisible job. Stanford on your resume, it is very easy to always have a career with Stanford.
Great benefits and lots of interesting things to do on campus (Lectures, art, events)
Training Specialist (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – December 19, 2016
I value my work experience at Stanford. I had good co-workers and some interesting projects. However the politics are brutal. People who have worked there for decades run the show and suppress new ideas and a faster pace. Opportunities for advancement are non-existent, even for someone like me who receives raises and bonuses every year. I think it's a good place to gain experience and then to move to a company that values and rewards employee contributions and innovations.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – January 28, 2017
Stanford is a great place to work as a postdoc. Although the cost of living is kinda insane in Bay area, Stanford provide better salaries than other universities. Stanford also provides great resources and platform for postdocs to conduct top-tier research and encourages collaborations.
Accounts Representative/Accounts Clerk (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – November 15, 2016
Working for Stanford was a great experience; I learned a lot with the hospital billing systems that we used in patient's clinic and hospital visits; Our Team Leaders; co-workers and higher management were great; Trying to achieve what Stanford stands for is always hard but through hard work and dedication it was a great experience; At this great farm I witnessed that the holiday and Christmas seasons always brought us together as the most enjoyable part at our Stanford family
Lead biometric health screener (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – January 17, 2017
Working for the University of Medicine at Stanford has been such a great experience because of the professional employees, advanced technology, and friendly atmosphere. A typical day at work is very busy and exciting because everyone is happy to be there because they enjoy what they do. I learned time management and how to communicate more efficiently with patients. The management that I have been involved with is very professional, organized, and they respond promptly. My co-workers are great because we all work hard together and help each other out when needed. The hardest part of my job is when I have to inform people of information that is hard for them to hear. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing people satisfied with their care and educating people about their health.
Media IT (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – January 22, 2017
Working at Stanford is more like adjusting to the culture. Everyone is very smart and kind to interact with. It really depends on what your job entails? Best part of working if you're full time is the free access to public transportation. Since this is a progressive campus, they don't support people commuting to work via car.
It's a nice place to work if they remember to practice Ci Care.
Authorization Specialist (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – December 29, 2016
The most enjoyable part of the job is when a patient walks out of the hospital or clinic feeling that we have done everything possible to answer all their questions and they leave feeling more knowledgeable about their condition and feeling secure.
Surrounded by excelence but little room for advancement
Clinical Research Coordinator (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 7, 2016
Stanford can be a wonderful place to work depending on the work environment in your division. It is a large organization but there is little interaction with peers in other divisions and little room for career advancement. Working in an understaffed department leads to burnout.
Limited career advancement, High turnover, burnout
Software Developer (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – November 4, 2016
I've worked here for a few years. It's truly is a a great place to work and learn. A small team setting makes it challenging for me since you have to start building things from the ground up. You'll get a lot of support and can follow the direction that you wish to pursue.
File Clerk, Encina Hall (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – September 14, 2016
Worked by myself filing donor information at Encina Hall for Stanford's Development Office. Management and co-workers were helpful in teaching me what I needed to know. Culture was good. I enjoyed having a large pile of filing and getting it filed efficiently and correctly. The most difficult was having an overwhelmingly large pile of filing that I had to file in a short deadline. I was able to meet my deadlines.
Good Learning Experience
Part-time short job for just the summer until I returned to school
Cashier, Dishwasher, Food Handler (Hot & Cold) (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – September 19, 2016
We like to stay productive to keep a good flow with the food that is coming in and out. It is very outgoing and everyone pretty much gets along with each other. We mainly go there to work, but at the same time some of us get excited to see on another.
good breaks, friendly environment, making new friends, good relationship with the bosses