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Great Place to work.
EXECUTIVE ADMINSTATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CASeptember 4, 2017
Great environment that promotes learning and advancement with great benefits. Stanford can be a complex environment and there is a lot to learn. Candidate should be willing to invest time on learning resources.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Lots to learn
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Everyday we are making a positive difference in the world.
Workforce Attraction Talent Acquisition Lead (Current Employee) –  Menlo Park, CASeptember 2, 2017
Working at SLAC a National Department of Energy Lab operated by Stanford, is a learning experience everyday. It is a beautiful safe place to work, environmentally responsible. However, the Human Resources Development and Services management is clueless as to how negative they impact the organization. The HR organizations culture is demeaning and abusive.
Pros
Brilliant colleagues, excellent benefits and good salary
Cons
HR Management is clueless, no engagement with their own people.
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Management was open and fair on a personal level as well as business level.
Medical Records Clerk/Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CASeptember 1, 2017
I believe a job is what you make of it. I worked very hard for the accomplishments made at this establishment and would be enthusiastic about returning.
Pros
Pot lucks and weekend outings.
Cons
Short breaks and no benefits.
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Educative
Research Assistant in Statistics Lab (Former Employee) –  StanfordAugust 25, 2017
Being exposed to a lot of big data processing and machine learning modeling. Professors are very helpful and guided me a lot while I met bottlenecks. ..
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Amazing place to work, awful cost of living
Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAAugust 23, 2017
Stanford University is a fantastic place to work, but the cost of living in Silicon Valley has skyrocketed so much over the past 12 years that it's impossible to live here anymore on a lecturer salary if you reside here alone. So sad that I need to relocate.
Pros
Endless opportunity for professional growth
Cons
Cost of living is prohibitive
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Work Life Balance opportunity to grow infinite
LEVEL III IT LEAD SUPPORT PERSON (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 20, 2017
Constant on the go with users!
Days went by like they didn't happen!
Learned management, better written skills, time management, personable relationships.
Culture was like everyone was family!
Learning to prioritize in the beginning!
The people, I loved them all!
Pros
Time off, Work life balance, guidance from supervisor
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Supportive Dean of Students
Office Assistant for Educators (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 19, 2017
My experience as an Office Assistant at Stanford University was very positive. The professors and administration were supportive and mentored the staff in a friendly and professional way.
Pros
Professional, supportive envrionment
Cons
none
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Not what I expected at all!!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 15, 2017
I thought this was going to be a fairly traditional EA type position, but I was in for a big, rude surprise!
This is the most bureaucratic, procedure-driven, complicated admin job I've ever had. Every little thing takes 5 times as long to complete compared to any other job I've had. The bulk of the job involved tons of expenses to process in different departments, and it was very complicated. There was video training and some by another admin, but it just takes a long time to get the hang of it because of all of the regulations, funds, codes, processes, etc. It took too many steps to do simple things. The people were very nice but overworked, so not a lot of hands-on help. I've worked in many different types of industries, so I've got a lot of admin experience.
I couldn't get out of there fast enough. Very stressful for me, not at all suited to my abilities.
Pros
Nice people and outside grounds, good cafeterias
Cons
The duties!!
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There is a sense of community at Stanford and i love that
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 15, 2017
Stanford represents a state if the art learning environment with many resources and both students and staff feel lucky to be part if such an innovative and ever evolving type of environment. The University is a research institution and a training camp at the same time. It's always busy and exciting on campus because there's is so much happening and at time because of all the various competing multiple priorities it can get hard to keep up. Stressful time could be proposal preparation and submission time as everyone is focused and under tight deadlines. Tension eases off after the submission of proposal and some of the fun activities on campus pus are the cultural festivals every year and the entertainment and the music for the rest of the day. There are lots of events and conferences that go on on campus and tons of visitors coming to admires the many landmarks and must see exhibits around campus, in all it's a fun environment to work.
Pros
There is always lots of food around
Cons
You must exercise self control as food seems to be everywhere
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Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAAugust 14, 2017
Elite place with very smart people. Work is fun if you enjoy applying the scientific process and thinking about things methodically. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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A place with great resource
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAAugust 10, 2017
Stanford University is a place with great resources and the best environment to conduct research and learn via interacting with thought leaders in the field.
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Interesting fun place to work. Lot's of very nice people
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 4, 2017
Stanford provides it's employees with a great environment with a lot of benefits to promote health and well being. There are many great places to eat round campus.
Pros
good food
Cons
have to pay for parking
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Challenging but rewarding work environment
Admission Counselor (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAAugust 3, 2017
While you won't get rich as an Admission Counselor, you can leave each day knowing you dedicated yourself to serving students across the US and globe.
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Incompetent, crazy, horrible people run the catering department.
Server (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAAugust 3, 2017
Lots of screaming and yelling. Unrealistic expectations from overworked servers. Management took advantage of people because they needed the job. It's suppose to be a very great university but if you are a server or a cook or anyone else at bottom in the catering department, they treat you like garbage,you are nothing to them.
Pros
work
Cons
Little pay for alot of stess and abuse.
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Friendly and productive environment
Laboratory Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 1, 2017
I'm a Lab manager at Stanford University

The job has it's up's and down's. The staff are friendly, but there is a constant political atmosphere, which makes the workplace culture a bit unpleasant. Compensation is also very low, but educational quality does make up for it.
Pros
People are friendly
Cons
Very political atmosphere
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Great Patient Care / Poor Management in CCTO
Research Nurse (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 31, 2017
Stanford is really big on work-life balance; however, our current department does not support that. We have no support for vacation/time off coverage. Culture is cut-throat. Current manager supports back-stabbing behaviors, take credit for someone else's work, but when something goes wrong, blame others. Bullying and favoritism are supported here.
Pros
Great employee wellness programs & incentives
Cons
Toxic culture; bulling; bad management
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Great place to work if you want work life balance and to grow your skill set.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJuly 27, 2017
Great place to work if you want work life balance and to grow your skill set. That said, it is academia, you won't be compensated nearly what is being paid in the market. Stanford offers a 403B retirement account, which is comparable to a 401k; Stanford matches up to a certain percentage. Good vacation benefits and, however health packages can get pricey fast if you have a family
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Great work culture
Administrative Assistant, Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAJuly 27, 2017
Great environment Culture
People were friendly and courteous.
great pay, benefits, and bonuses
Able to work remotely
Daily tasks included
Calendar management
scheduling and managed physicists, grad students, visitors work schedules
track and manage employee hours, and vacations
logististics for all internal and external meetings.
catering,
managed all webinars, meetings, and telecom
Pros
Friendly and flexible. in house medical facility
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Good work-life balance and access to incredible resources
Systems Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJuly 20, 2017
Stanford has two benefits which can be a challenge to find in the Bay Area. First, is a good work-life balance. Although work hours can get long depending on where you work and what projects you are working on, untenably long hours is not the norm in my experience. Second, Stanford gives employees the ability to work alongside world class researchers teaching and training incredible students.
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productive workplace with a diverse company culture
Administrative Associate (Current Employee) –  Redwood City, CAJuly 18, 2017
overall fun work environment but inept management drags the employees down and keeps them from performing to the greatest extent possible. talented workers are kept from advancing by archaic rules limiting their job duties.
Pros
great benefits, flexible schedule
Cons
difficult management
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