The core characteristics of an institution in higher education must be considered when considering an employment opportunity in this industry.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – August 14, 2018
Experiences vary within this organization due to the sub-cultures that exist within each of the schools. Moving around the organization is desired by those who want to have access to new technology and gain new experiences. Employees have to own the process of managing their careers and seeking opportunities for development.
Benefits plans (outside of tuition assistance for those with children in college)
Limited resources, difficulty to implement change, multiple systems used inconsistently throughout the organization, schools/departments have varied access to technology, common to find duplicated efforts, lack of communication between internal groups and organizations
Student Mentor/Volunteer (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 10, 2018
I am a volunteer, not a paid employee I do not work, I am a volunteer. Students from Stanford University call me or meet with me when I visit the campus and bring my daughter who is a student at Stanford.
Course Facilitator (Current Employee) – Remote – August 1, 2018
Working as part of the SI&E team has been one of the most rewarding job experiences I have ever had. It is flexible, prioritizes education, and allows for a lot of learning and growth while prioritizing development.
Lead Preschool Teacher (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – July 30, 2018
Working for Stanford is a great opportunity I wish everyone could get a chance to be a part of. The environment is inspiring and the people I am surrounded by are some of the most educationally advanced in their fields. The only thing I found to be frustrating at times was the culture of the silicon valley which tends to be very work- focused and not so much life balance focused.
Full benefit coverage, caring management, strong relationships
commute traffic with little commuter benefits/ no public transportation benefits, no company perks
Tech Operations (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – July 19, 2018
During my time, I would run various positions trying to learn all that I can. The producers were on top of everything going on and would continue to set the expectation high of what was to be done. This would be both a positive and a negative. Negatively only if you are new to the position in which case, you need to learn quick in order to stay in the loop.
Contribution to research and teaching that makes a difference
Business Manager/Senior Financial Manager (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – July 16, 2018
Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are amazing environments and I know I contribute to research and teaching that solve world problems. The other staff are intelligent, friendly and work well on teams.
Administrative Associate II (Current Employee) – Redwood City, CA – July 13, 2018
Fun and supportive place to work. Not efficient with growth opportunities, depending on the department. Positive environment for longevity. Some policies and procedures are confusing as they seem to be open for interpretation. Loved my colleagues.
Group activites, Employee appreciation events, friendly staff, health coverage/benefits
Clinical Nurse II (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – June 25, 2018
Good benefits and ability to move around within the organization. The problem is that the hospital is trying to do more with less and has cut their staffing in all units leading to unsafe working situations at times. Overall a good place to work if you can afford the cost of living in the bay area.