Stanford University
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  • CEO
    Marc Tessier-Lavigne
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $10B (USD)
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    Stanford, CA
  • Link
    Stanford University website
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Associate Director in Palo Alto, CA
on January 16, 2023
Hard to fault the experience. Overall net positives. Did expect to find more intellectually stimulating ideas and risk-taking pioneers. That's more reflective of old school academia, though, not Stanford itself. Search out and learn from those thinkers with ideas that excite you; not all academics are created equal.
Administrative Associate in Palo Alto, CA
on January 15, 2023
It's a great place with great people that you work with. But that can be dependent on the department you're situated in. Workplace culture is pretty nice, with friendly people but there were some that were gossipy and too buddy-buddy with each other.
Event Server in Palo Alto, CA
on January 15, 2023
Disposición de aprendizaje, trabajo físico, atención al detalle, rapidez.
Collections Manager (Delinquent and Non-Performing Student loanS) in Office of the Bursar
on December 21, 2022
What is the best part of working at the company?20 December 2022 / I worked in Stanford's Bursar's office in late 1989 to early 1991. The office at that time wasn't equipped with even the most rudimentary computer system. The working environment, at best, wasn't conducive to a team effort and wasn't fostered by the department's management. The long-standing Manager I reported to was, of course, a Stanford alumni, and had no idea what it was like to work in a 'real world' office environment. Part of my job was implementing new ideas and systems to help their student loan portfolio collect seriously delinquent loans from a non-performing status to a revenue-generating status.I was met with much lip service, but no action from management. I was also undermined by an unprofessional, insecure and jealous co-worker in the department that 'kept tabs' on my coming and goings, even rifling through my desk when I was away from the office, attempting to curry favour with the Manager. Sadly, I left Stanford as I wasn't used to working in an unprofessional working environment.As I have oft said about working with Stanford: There is a right way; a wrong way, and the Stanford way. PS: To be fair, my experience working-in the Bursar's Office was over thirty (30) years ago and I'm sure most of the individual's I dealt with have long-since retired or left the department. One can only help the working atmosphere has changed to a more collaborative one. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Undermined by department employee (s)What is the work environment and culture like at the company?No leadership, nor support for new ideas/methods.
Researcher in Palo Alto, CA
on December 13, 2022
Great place to learn new skills, but the pay is not enough to live off of for the cost of living in the Bay Area. Mentorship with professors is great if you fit in.

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