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Work with professional software development team
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 21, 2018
In bay area Stanford University is not the best option if you have enough knowledge and experience. If you be a self motivate you can live with Stanford otherwise culture of Stanford doesn't encourage you to move forward and keep yourself up to date!
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Too much interference from HR
Director, Sponsored Receivables Management (A/R) (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 19, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my position and manager however there was to much oversight and interloping by HR in my final year. It was obvious they and upper management had a plan to change the management of my Manager's department and thus mine. Which they have now done.
Pros
Great place to get ahead
Cons
Watch your back
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Lack of Diversity
Project Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 19, 2018
Stanford lacks diversity of African Americans in leadership roles, there were a few in administrative roles but not executive management. The culture is not at all what I expected. I wouldn't want to work there until they changed.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Lack of diversity
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Competitive and quick-space envionment
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 16, 2018
Stanford is full of talented student, researcher, engineers and professors. Everything is in full speed mode. People do their job with full of passion and enthusiasm.
Pros
Innovative idea
Cons
fast-pace live
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A typical day
Office of Community Standards Administrator (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 16, 2018
Fast paced and always on the go. Be ready for something new everyday. Have to be a good listener to listen to the kids hurting and that have been challenged
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Stanford
Associate Director, OPA and SoM (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 16, 2018
Stanford is a wonderful institution to work for, there are amazing and many opportunities; great people and wonderful culture, encourage innovation. The work culture encourages trying something vs. not doing anything at all. It is very collaborative and diverse.
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Grandiosos beneficios
Food service worker 3 (Former Employee) –  Ricker dinningMarch 13, 2018
Stanford es una de Las mejores empresas done eh laborado, Las prestaciones y beneficios son muy Buenos.
Pros
Beneficios
Cons
No hay mucha option de crecimiento
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Very high quality research
Biostatistician (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 12, 2018
I was able to perform high quality research and work with world class clinicians and researchers. I had an excellent manager and mentor. Had flexible hours.
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Great place to work
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 11, 2018
Working at Stanford University is one the most fulfilling opportunities I've had. It is a pleasure to work there. You will encounter many different types of people from all walks of life. The desire to learn more and better yourself is contagious.
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Ideal for postdoctoral researchers
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 10, 2018
Great place for postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Stanford has state of the art research facilities and world-renowned scientists. Great benefits and salary above the national average for postdocs.
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pick up all the skills quickly
Postdoctoral Researcher (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMarch 6, 2018
culture is suitable for self-motivated people!, great place to build outreach and network. Making progress and publication is something critical for employ evaluation.
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Excellent workplace
anonymous (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 1, 2018
All the folks I work with here at Stanford have simply been extraordinary, Personal experience differs greatly however, depending on which department you work for.

Outstanding benefits, fair compensation, healthy work environment is definitely stressed, with a full gym, as well as multiple fitness class options to choose from. Free Cal-train passes encourage environmental awareness and lighten the parking issue, which can be a source of aggravation.
Pros
Outstanding benefits, fair compensation, opportunity to advance
Cons
parking
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Private institution lacking collaborative approach
Area Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAFebruary 28, 2018
Though there was a lack of collaborative approach in many areas it also meant that you were given latitude and creativity in anything you oversaw. They are willing to take risks and when you have the access to do so it can make the work very exciting.
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very busy but fun work place
Administrative Assistant/ Test Proctor (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAFebruary 25, 2018
high work volumes but all manageable. always busy in a team work setting. great work culture and coworkers for a wonderful company. many opportunities for advancement.
Pros
free snacks and at times food
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Good place to work
Interim Energy Director (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAFebruary 24, 2018
Overall Stanford is a good place to work for. The expectations are fair and compensation is also fair.

Purely professional atmosphere with slight family touch.
Pros
Expectations are fair
Cons
Intensive work schedule sometimes
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Best University to Work For
Marketing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAFebruary 22, 2018
Stanford has been the best university I work for. It is a competitive environment that brings out the best in you. You learn not only from colleagues and supervisors but also the students.
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Excellent benefits and culture
Research Administrator (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAFebruary 20, 2018
There is a lot of room for growth! I really enjoyed the department I worked for, it was well managed and everyone was friendly. The culture is relaxed, a quiet work environment and people were willing to help in whatever ways they could.
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good experience for a young people
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAFebruary 19, 2018
It's little disappointing to see that pay and benefits are really bad given the cost of living in the bay area. Also, it seems that administration staffs are overworked.
Pros
collaborative environment
Cons
Low pay and poor work life balance
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Used to be great.
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaFebruary 15, 2018
Management really mistreats workers.What used to be a beautiful place to work in,has turned into more like a prison.In fact,many of us refer to the new head honcho,as "the warden."It has become very difficult to even get a vacation approved for more than 2 week duration.And we're no longer allowed to take vacation at Christmas time.As well as several other times of year being blacked out.Employees have been fired for being injured.They even tried to fire a worker who got cancer,and had to do chemo.One worker hurt his back,and while out on injury,his insurance was dropped by human resources.And when he went to HR to inquire within what happened,he was snapped at by the head lady that he needed to be patient.it took him several weeks to get that reinstated.With very little help from HR.Very unfriendly,and unprofessional management,upper-management,and micro management.New rules and regulations daily now.Nightmare job.
Pros
Good weather.nice neighborhood.
Cons
Prison atmosphere.low wages compared to cost of living.
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Collaborative, easy-going place to work
Compensation Programs Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAFebruary 14, 2018
A typical day is met lots of collaboration and concern over the well being of the world.

In attendance in many of my meetings are representatives from around the various schools. Gaining a consensus is important to Stanford.
Pros
Ideas are shared
Cons
takes too long to recieve consensus to move a project along
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