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    Marc Tessier-Lavigne
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Employees at Stanford University have reported receiving these benefits. They will vary by role and location.

Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Health insurance
Paid time off

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 743 reviews and is evolving.



Residential Counselor and Teacher's Assistant in Palo Alto, CA
on January 15, 2022
SPCS was a fantastic summer job for college students looking for extra experience and fun summer, pays well, make great friends. The weather is fantastic in CA too.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
on January 6, 2022
I am a postdoc, and it is not a permanent job and the pay is very small. Being at Stanford is a life-long honor. I personally get a lot of interviews when I apply to jobs just because of getting top-notch training at Stanford. Stanford is hard but it is totally worth it.
Manager in Training in Stanford, CA
on December 2, 2021
Stanford has a lot to offer in terms of benefits and professional development. Your experience really depends on the department you’re in, and like any organization, there are some really great departments and others that aren’t as great.
Data Analyst in Washington, DC
on December 2, 2021
I loved working there, it was a blast! I worked in the business sector and I enjoyed management so much because they gave me a good recommendation and pay raise.
Teaching Assistant in Stanford, CA
on November 16, 2021
It really depends on your department and advisor. University admin tends to overlook grad students, who are half-students half-employees, but this is true for any research institution.

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Interview insights

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Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

Interview Questions

Was I willing to work part time, 8 hours on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays?

Shared on April 14, 2020

Mostly if I was willing and able to work overtime and adapt to new systems. Also focused on multitasking.

Shared on February 3, 2020

Very specific questions regarding particular techniques and research activities

Shared on September 12, 2019

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