Sr. Human Resources Administrator (Current Employee) – Student Affairs – April 3, 2016
Stanford University provides excellent wellness and commuter benefits/programs for its staff. Free Caltrain and GO pass for all public transit bus options. Free shuttles to and from campus to caltrain station in Palo Alto. Free shuttles/buses to east bay for commuters.
Easy and convenience wellness screenings for all regular staff. financial incentives for those who participate in wellness programs.
Child Care subsidy grants in addition to dependent day care spending accounts available for all qualifying employees.
Events Coordinator/Audio & Video Technician (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – November 12, 2015
I enjoy working for Stanford University and with my team! Everyone is professional, yet down to earth, and seems to have a good balance with their career and home life. My manager and team is awesome, and they take the time to educate one another. The culture is upbeat and positive. If you'd like to become a permanent employee, consider applying to Stanford University directly, rather than through Stanford Temps.
Clean campus, shuttle to transit, social gatherings on campus, creating a warm and friendly work environment
Prefers to hire through Stanford Temps, which makes it difficult to qualify for medical benefits.
Finance Management Analyst (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 9, 2015
Professional organization that offers good work life balance and decent benefits package. A lot of opportunities for professional development, how ever too many levels of management, and to many obstacles for growth within organization. Does not promote internal talent. The interview process is very extensive, long (can take 3 month to a year) and very ineffective in terms of employee retention.
Registrar/Insurance Verifier (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – November 23, 2015
I LOVE working with the public and helping people. I really fit into this position and it has been a big benefit for me just for those reasons. However, when big corporations take over and do not take care of there employees it can be draining. Made many, many friends here and really enjoyed my job as a Registrar.
Medical Records, Document Imaging, very busy enviroment
ROI Specialist I (Former Employee) – Redwood City, CA – June 20, 2016
receiving Faxes from doctors office and date stamping over 200 request a day. Sort the mail daily, deliver mail. receive doctor request via email would have to scan all document In a PDF format and send to Georgia. The job was a good learning experience. my co workers were nice we got alone well. The mail was a hardest part of the job because during holiday it would be a bundle and the mail had to be sorted and date stamped.
Their was never not a busy day.
so busy sometime you would forget to take a break.
Electrician/Installation Technician (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – July 13, 2015
Receive and complete job orders in estimated time Start day with work planning and control and implament into daily jobs.\Get approval from building managers to proceed with work. Learned many new skills with electrical and installation. Various training courses. Management was fair Co-workers were always easy to get along with Job didnt have any difficult avenues Worked with good people and good enviroment
Former employee (Former Employee) – Engineering – July 7, 2016
I would not recommend Stanford to anyone I know and care about. This is a horrible place to work, with HR in Engineering being the very worst. Do you work in Engineering period. Some of the department managers are the worst people I have ever encountered. Stay as far away from Engineering, especially the Deans Office, as possible.
Food Service Worker 1 (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – August 11, 2015
I enjoyed working at Stanford so much I looked forward to going every day. I met so many people from all over the world and the experience was great. I established great friendships, many of which still exist today. Stanford was the most rewarding job I've had.
Free uniforms/lmeals, great benefits/pay, union job
Brilliant General Maintenance (alongside Resident & Dining Enterprises)
temporary staff-housing custodian at Stanford (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – July 28, 2016
On a typical day with Brilliant General Maintenance, in my conditions, consists of myself & other temporary custodians being assigned under a Resident & Dining Enterprise custodian ( usually one whom we've worked under before ) who directs us & works with us within their own Stanford Resident & Dining system. For the most part, the responsibilities & tasks lay in the realm of setting beds, preparing rooms for guests, cleaning the dorm houses & showers, & ,overall, maintaining the well-being of the dorm house & satisfaction of the incoming & outgoing guests. As for the Resident & Dining Enterprise custodians with whom we work with, they are all extremely helpful, friendly, & aren't afraid to completely lead by example. These lone traits have certainly taught me so much about taking on responsibility in order for the whole "team" to prosper. Overall, I would say that my experience at Stanford has been absolutely amazing & influential on me thus far in my career. Through the people with whom I work under & alongside, I can honestly say that I've truly begun to grow strong leadership traits through their mentorship & guidance.
Helpful leaders, Friendly environment, Non-strenuous workload, highly-efficient work system
Intellectually stimulating environment to work in. The campus itself is beautiful and accessible.
Visiting Scholar (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – March 9, 2016
Stimulating and exciting educational environment. Great opportunities to contribute intellectually. An extremely gifted student population. This educational environment could benefit from increasing the diversity of the student population in some educational areas.The campus itself is a very attractive physical environment.
Could increase emphasis on diversifying student population.
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Palo Alto – December 9, 2014
Stanford is a beautiful place to work and there are a lot of talented people to learn from. Many training opportunities and good benefits. Felt the work/life balance was good. However...
The culture of the department I worked in was very toxic. Very hierarchical and slow moving. The management team seemed to dislike and distrust each other and this poisoned the working relationships between many of the other staff members. Department was incredibly siloed, with little collaboration among program teams. The management team lacked vision and strategic planning skills - nor did this appear to be a priority.
From the many positive reviews on Stanford, this toxicity doesn't appear to be universal across the University, but do your homework on the department your interviewing with prior to taking a position.
beautiful place to work with talented people to learn from, many training opportunities, good benefits.
department politics, poor management, hierarchical.