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Competitive environment, extraordinary opportunities
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara County, CAJuly 18, 2018
While the culture at Stanford is highly competitive and can tend towards entitlement (especially among the undergraduates), the opportunities afforded by Stanford to reach beyond your immediate field and build interdisciplinary networks is unrivaled.
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Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 17, 2018
I was at Stanford for 1 year at SLAC unit. I found that I did not have the work life balance I needed. The pay was low to average.
However, the benefits were good.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Work life balance
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Contribution to research and teaching that makes a difference
Business Manager/Senior Financial Manager (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJuly 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.
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Fun and Supportive Environment
Administrative Associate II (Current Employee) –  Redwood City, CAJuly 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.
Pros
Group activites, Employee appreciation events, friendly staff, health coverage/benefits
Cons
professional mobility, compensation
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Clinical Research Coordinator II (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 11, 2018
A very collaborative, innovative, and congenial environment! This is a fantastic place to work, and I highly recommend the Stanford family to those seeking a stimulating environment.
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Great place to work!
Administrative Associate II (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJuly 11, 2018
A great place to work where excellent benefits are provided. Friendly, helpful co-workers. Positive environment. They are also very caring and helpful when it comes to the BeWell program.
Pros
Daycare grants, BeWell program, Incentives, transportation for commuters, work from home
Cons
Busy, stressful days
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Competetive salaries and lot's of opportunity
Clinical Nurse II (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 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.
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Productive
Events Coordinator II (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 18, 2018
Stanford is a great place to work and room for advancement. They also offer school tuition and health benefits. There is a lot of room for advancement and various jobs available.
Pros
Full-time, family oriented, health benefits
Cons
Too far if living in the central valley
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Highly recommend!
Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 15, 2018
Excellent place to learn, collaborate and make friendship. Biomedical science at Stanford is one of the best world wide. I do not think you will find a bigger green campus elsewhere. Highly recommend!
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Great Productive and friendly enviornment
Academic Admin Associate III (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 14, 2018
Stanford is a wonderful company to work for. It is a huge organization with great benefits and perks. The commute is rough if you live in the North side, but the people and environment are awesome! Lots of resources for growth.
Pros
free stanford gym if you a university employee
Cons
does not allow telecomute
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With two different positions
Clinical Research Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 11, 2018
The best at Stanford is the ability to work and meet amazing people. The worst is the politics that can decrease the efficiency of potential growth.
I really enjoyed being able to take classes and working with people that taught me new things.
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Stanford Is Family Oriented
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CaJune 10, 2018
Working at Stanford allowed for growth as well as family time. They strive to allow their employees a balance of family and employment which I think is unique in the Bay Area. Friendships and collaboration are vital parts to the University's vision.
Pros
Upward Mobility, Diversity, Culture
Cons
Bay Area Commute
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Part-Time Safety Event Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 6, 2018
Working at Stanford was very rewarding on most days. The cultural is very diverse. The management needs improvement.
The hardest part of the job was standing on your feet all day.
Pros
Flexiblity
Cons
The clicks in the departments
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A great place to work
Groundskeeper (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 3, 2018
I loved my job as a Groundskeeper At Stanford. Great people, A management team that genuinely tried to make things better for everyone.
If they paid better i never would have left.
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Great company to work for
Inspector (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 1, 2018
As a temporary employee you don't get to enjoy the full benefits of the university's benefits but you still enjoy a well compensated day in a beautiful campus with a lot of advancement opportunities.
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Easy Job for College Students
Recreational Service Associate (Current Employee) –  FORD CenterMay 31, 2018
It is not a difficult job to do, for the most part you just make sure that people with no gym access enters the gym under any circumstances. Best job for college students because you have time throughout the shift to work on school work as well as very good pay for doing almost very little to nothing.
Pros
High Pay, Flexible Hours, Laid back
Cons
Communication is bad, people do no call no shows often, not enough staff to cover shifts
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Very good place to work.
Computer System Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMay 30, 2018
Stanford University is a very good place to work. It is a world-renowned institution with a remarkable work culture. Everybody is respected and their opinions and ideas matter.
Pros
Not micromanaged. Allowed to make decisions on your own.
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Lecturer/Instructor (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAMay 28, 2018
Beautiful campus. I love teaching and for the most part, the students are friendly and hard-working. This is a nice work environment but perhaps not for everyone.
Pros
Great Benefits, nice colleagues for the most part
Cons
Horrible commute, dreadful public transport, shamefully expensive to live there!
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n/a (Former Employee) –  n/aMay 28, 2018
Management is allowed to do as they wish, not under review from the Dean's office, the Ombudsman reports all to the Dean and Departments, making it impossible to deal with any personnel issues of managers
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University is great; HR and your boss will be a joke unless you're faculty
Research coordinator (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 25, 2018
Stanford University provides great benefits, but this is not an industry like setting. They will always side with senior leadership or faculty. HR is a total joke; they post what the jobs pay then lie and say they don't have to follow it. This is a great place to work if you land the right job or are a new college student. But it sucks if you are in the middle but not management; be prepared to be bullied.
Pros
paid education and vacation times; lots of on campus activities and classes
Cons
management loves to bully and anyone whose a suck up will do well
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