Administrative Associate (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – April 24, 2016
I can't recommend this University enough for potential job hunters. You can't beat their benefits and salaries when it comes to working in academia. The work culture was fantastic and truly loved being a part of the community.
Materials Science & Engineering Department Manager (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – August 21, 2014
Stanford has a beautiful campus that is great for hiking and walking. Being among very bright students and faculty is also inspiring. Faculty and students come first. Staff are treated as second class citizens.
Working here was a good opportunity, wonderful if you was a college student needing to save for next years classes. Even though I started late and I couldn't finished school, the work with driver was a win win situation. Their was no forms of disrespect on my grounds of work, and I was able to get good with the neighbors and stores of that area (Westheimer Area). The job for me was to help the driver deliver whatever packages they needed.
even though its a lot of walking envoled there, its not complex and stressful
please be prepared to hear a coustmer "go off" if something is not right.
Fast pace, minimal rewards, deep management issues
Medical Simulation Technician (Former Employee) – Immersive Learning Center, School of Medicine – July 22, 2014
The ILC at Stanford's med school is known as one of the premier medical simulation programs in the country. They have a seemingly endless budget for equipment but suffer from severe staffing and management issues. Turnover is high, and for good reason.
This position affords the opportunity to work closely with brilliant and dedicated physicians, which can be very rewarding and sometimes fun. It does not afford much opportunity for advancement, recognition, or work-life balance. Four different people have held this particular position since the ILC opened in 2010, and only one of them is still working at Stanford.
Benefits are decent, although some can be difficult to navigate. Salary was very low in light of the amount of responsibility, specific skills required, and the extremely high cost of living in the area.
interesting work, intelligent colleagues, stanford name on your resume
Administrative Systems (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – July 2, 2014
I was a contractor and worked remote in Atlanta and was the senior APEX developer on the team. i was required to work PST hours which was not an issue for me. Everyone was very professional and easy to work with. The initial contract was for 9 months but was asked to stay for another year. When the renewal expired I was told I could work for them full-time but would be required to move to Palo Alto, CA.
finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – June 29, 2014
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Data and Program Manager (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – June 6, 2014
Excellent work-life balance in a fairly secure environment; however, do not rely on advancing up the ranks without (at the minimum) a master's degree; preferably a PhD. This includes all administrative positions as well. The level of work does not necessarily require such experience, but Stanford wishes to hold all of its employees to a certain standard, no matter how unfair it may be.
excellent work-life balance in a fairly secure environment.
difficult to advance without an advanced degree, regardless of experience.
Manager, Licensing and Certification (Former Employee) – CA – June 2, 2014
I worked as part of a team to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations and JCAHO. Responsible for large portion of a Plan of Correction for a CMS survey in conjunction with General Services, Hospitality and Food Services and Clinical Nutrition. Then assisted with the re-survey, for which they passed.
The Health Care & University Environment Were Empowering
Call Center Supervisor (Former Employee) – Stanford Uinversity, Palo Alto, Ca. – May 2, 2014
The first day I stepped on to the grounds of Stanford University I felt extremely blessed and just knew I was poised to be more than I was prior to becoming an employee. The senior leadership promoted individual contributions, and invested in my growth from an Emotional Intelligence perspective, constantly grooming me to become a visionary and a leader. I also loved the attention to spirituality and meditation.
My immediate manager did not hold the same values as the senior leadership; under that leadership my confidence was constantly tested and my decisions were undermined. That person was the hardest part of working for Stanford. I truly feel that without that person's presence stifling my growth, I would have reached a higher level of visibility at the University based on my likability, creativity, and strong ability to build meaningful relationships.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Stanford Technical Leadership Program I successfully completed, and had begun applying all of what I had learned to personal time management, and in the coaching and developing of the union staff that reported to me. There was so much opportunity for growth until I was rarely bored.
It is because of Stanford University that I am thriving in this new post employment venture I embarked up in social networking and radio. I will be forever grateful for all I learned, and my time spent there.
relationships, investment in development, encouraged individuality, valued the theme of a balanced life, great pay
immediate management auditing, immediate management separating themselves from obligatory responsiblities to devlope managers