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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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4.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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4.0
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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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5.0
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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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3.0
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Stanford University
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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3.0
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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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2.0
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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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Not Tech Culture
Treasury Director (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 24, 2018
The culture is significantly different than tech, and anyone that expects to move quickly and with autonomy may have issues. The management is very spotty, and highly dependent upon which area you work in.
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3.0
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Fun but no chance of advancement
Part-time Equipment Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 20, 2018
Had a great time working with the Athletic Department. Medical staff, equipment staff, and coaching staff were great to work with. Constant communication by all three staffs, but was unable to advance.
Pros
The environement
Cons
No advancement
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3.0
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Liked the Work and People, But Horrible Boss
Communications Director (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMay 19, 2018
I had a high-pressure job reporting to a manager who behaved one way in public (and to those of equal or higher rank) and another way to me in our weekly closed-door meetings. This manager was a moving target, highly critical (and hypocritical), disparaging, refused every year to participate in my goal setting, and was feared by colleagues in our large unit because of his/her position and access to executive management. I had very positive experiences with colleagues across campus, but unfortunately, this person's ineptitude led to my exit. It was the most traumatizing work experience to date.
Pros
Stimulating environment, opportunities for meaningful contributions
Cons
Elitist attitudes can trickle down staff ranks, not much time to take advantage of a multitude of wellness incentives.
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5.0
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amazing
Administrative Associate (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMay 18, 2018
amazing place to work. The campus is huge but beautiful.
it can be a bit hectic if you are not use to it but well worth it. very nice enviroment as well to work for
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2.0
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stagiaire vente vetements
Vendeur stagiaire (Former Employee) –  Saint-Gratien (95)May 16, 2018
réassort rayon, vente , encaissement, ménage , commande
Pros
formation
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5.0
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It's Stanford
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMay 14, 2018
Stanford is a wonderful place filled with amazing people. People at Stanford tend to be the brightest in their fields, and thankfully the community is mostly welcoming and engaging.
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A good place to work - institution has stability.
Financial Management Analyst & Administrator (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAMay 12, 2018
There are always challenges at Stanford University. It is a workplace for those determined to work hard and conscientiously. There are rewards for hard work, like promotion to steps higher.

In my experience, management has been mindful of good performance and allows a good worker to attain further use and development of skills and talent.

Again, in my experience, the hardest part of the job was working on several projects with equally demanding deadlines. This is one example of the challenges I mentioned.
Pros
Merit increases
Cons
For exempt, no pay for overtime - just time off which is hard to have when work is heavy.
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4.0
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Intramural Referee (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 4, 2018
Very un-stressful job. Co workers were a combination of students and non-students. Management communicated effectively. Unfortunately had to leave due to needs of more hours.
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2.0
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Stanford has unique culture
Senior IT Auditor (Current Employee) –  616 Serra StApril 29, 2018
1. People wish to see deliverables will not strive in this auditing department.

2. Management has a very small domin.Hence, it is tough to get things done if the project is cross the multiple functions.

3. People are very interested in power struggling and political game, same as the government.

4. This is a perfect place to practice and improve your diplomacy.
Pros
Stanford has robust process for almost everything. Benefits are fair.
Cons
Employees are not enouraged to have own perspective.
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