Questions and Answers about Stanford University

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It only took them 2 days to hire me.

Answered - Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) - Palo Alto, CA

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3 weeks. phone interview with manager, interview with manager and peers

Answered - SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee) - Palo Alto, CA

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Depends. I was given a back door assist from a professor who knew the hiring manager

Answered - Biometric Health Screener (Former Employee) - Stanford, CA

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A year, depending

Answered - Senior Research Associate (Former Employee) - Stanford, CA

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2 months to get the initial interview (phone screen). Another 2 months to get an offer.

Answered - Research Nurse (Current Employee) - Palo Alto, CA

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There is no process to getting hired. It's difficult to get an internship at the University without having a strong affiliation, connection, or resume experience that stands out. The best way to start emailing people who work there to see if an internship would even be a possibility.

Answered - Summer intern at Stanford University (Former Employee) - Palo Alto, CA

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It can take up to a month.

Answered - Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) - Palo Alto, CA

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It took me about 6 months. They had me go through 7 interviews and one live presentation before they could even tell me if they wanted me. They were never clear about my role, my salary, my schedule or my responsibilities.

Answered - Director of Curriculum Design and Development (Current Employee) - School

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It didn' t take very long to get hired there at all.

Answered - Receiving Specialist/Payments Assistant (Former Employee) - Stanford, CA

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It depends on research group. Usually about one month

Answered - Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) - Stanford, CA

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