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Overall great atmosphere
HEALTH SCREENER (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 13, 2017
Stanford is such a prestigious environment to work at. The majority of employees are very professional and driven. Management is top-notch. The most enjoyable part of the job are the brilliant colleagues in Stanford's BeWell organization.
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Excellent place to work
Clerkship Coordinator/ Administrative Associate (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 12, 2017
Stanford University is an excellent prlace to work. I learned a lot and was promoted to an position with more responsibility during my time there. I had a great time working with students, staff and faculty.
Pros
Learning opportunites & advancement opportunites
Cons
Laid-off
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Productive Environment
Contract Conference Meeting Planner (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJuly 9, 2017
Beautiful campus environment. Work pace and expectations depends upon the specific department and job function. Good opportunity for contract worker to gain experience in higher education environment. Most people are helpful and friendly.
Pros
Beautiful campus, decent salary
Cons
Lack of clear communication
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boring
IT System Analyst (Current Employee) –  SOMJuly 7, 2017
You must know someone in order to get any kind of promotion. IT here is run by men for men if you know what I mean. I would not wish this place on my worst enemy. The compensation sucks no bonuses and training is absolute. .
Pros
work life balalnce
Cons
all men and very sexist
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Nice Academic Environment
Project & Finance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJuly 6, 2017
Stanford University offers some great benefits to their employees. They offer annual funds for employees to develop professionally, and also have a good tuition assistance program. However, the salaries are not high enough to live comfortably in the Bay Area at this time.
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Underpays staff
Financial Management Analyst (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJuly 4, 2017
Good place to work, they don't pay well for the positions and too many woman in the work place here with mental issues and control issues. Great work balance but int the school of medicine, you will work harder than any person on campus..
Pros
benefits
Cons
job descriptions and pay not in line to industry.
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It is so very nice to get involved at Stanford
Visiting Physician (Current Employee) –  School of MedicineJune 27, 2017
Wonderful place to work. Life/work balance is a plus!
Woeking with top rate doctors is an amazing experience. Expect high expectances too. Great place to show your excellence!
Pros
work/life balance
Cons
Parking can be difficult
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Arrogant People Work Here
Administrative Associate (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 23, 2017
Stanford overall is a great place to work because of good benefits, but you have to get in with the right group/team, otherwise you'll be miserable, as there are a lot of pretentious people working here. Seems as if they all were born with a bottle of grey poupon in one hand and a gold spoon in the other.
Pros
great benefits, free classes
Cons
Poor management
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Great place to work
Lecturer (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 19, 2017
Stanford provides a nice work environment with opportunities for to do research while teaching. Prospects for advancement aren't good, but my current position is awarding and fulfilling.
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Amazing opportunity
Summer intern at Stanford University (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 17, 2017
This really was more of an internship that a job. the research was intriguing, the people were fun and motivating to work with, and I enjoyed the opportunity to learn the ropes of medical research during my time there.
Pros
Great work culture and easily accessible superiors.
Cons
At times a little dull, but for the most part very fulfilling
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Beautiful campus, but toxic culture
Senior Research Analyst (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 16, 2017
Excellent place for faculty and students for research and innovation, but not necessarily that's the case for staff. Culture varies depending on where you are on campus, so it is hard to generalize.
Pros
beautiful campus
Cons
hard to get promoted.
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Flexible and Ok Work Life Balance
Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJune 14, 2017
Flexible work schedule
Telecommute Option
Two week holiday shutdown is nice (Christmas and New Years)

Days can be long. Culture can be challenging. Silo environment, specifically for HR professionals. I believe they are trying to work on closing the gap.
Pros
Flexibility, Two week holiday shutdown
Cons
Stagnate growth potential
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Students are #1
Buyer III (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 14, 2017
My colleagues are the best people on the earth!

I was awarded and recognized for my continuous contributions.

Academia not always easy to work in.

Too many meetings.

No work life balance.
Pros
Beautiful Community
Cons
No work, life balance
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Excellent Career Opportunities
Cross-cultural curricula development (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 14, 2017
Stanford University is highly ranked, due to its excellence in both education and student selection. The necessary intensity of study can be difficult, for those with families and other obligations. Overall, Stanford provides extremely well, for both its students and staff. Stellar opportunities for career support and growth, in all fields. Notably, as an instructor who has spent many years working with athletes, I was deeply impressed with the standards for education required of students engaged in all sports, on campus.
Pros
Pure excellence
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Stressful, difficult
Stewardship Reporting Coordinator/Manager (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 12, 2017
Not an easy place to work. I was given the title of "manager" but had nobody to manage, just a ton of work and not enough time to do it. I worked long hours and was very stressed out and ended up leaving.
Pros
Salary and benefits
Cons
Work life balance
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Great community and work/life balance
IT Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 11, 2017
Stanford University is a great place to work. There are great benefits offered, there is a culture of people who like to help each other out, and the work/life balance is observed by almost everyone. There are long project life cycles and you learn quickly how to navigate the political environment.
Pros
Work/life balance, ability to learn new skills, investment in their workers
Cons
Long project lifecycle, need to navigate political culture
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Great experience
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 9, 2017
You get to interact, work, and collaborate with very brilliant people from all over the world. It is a business minded school so everyone is trying to figure out the next step...
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Top university in the world for EE, CS, and many others
Research Associate, Electrical Engineering (Former Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 8, 2017
I was a research associate at the Center for Radar Astronomy (now STAR Labs), it was the highlight of my research life. Stanford's environment and the school's administration is second to none.
Pros
Best university culture in the world
Cons
Hard to get faculty position
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Great place to work!
Administrative Services Manager (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 5, 2017
Job Work/Life Balance, Compensation/Benefits, Job Security/Advancement, Management, Job Culture were all excellent.

I recommend working at Stanford to anybody, no matter what your skill set or experience level.
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Nice place to work
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Stanford, CAJune 3, 2017
Stanford University School of Medicine is a nice place to work, however, pay increases are difficult to come by. Hard work, extra effort are difficulty for the institution to reward.
Pros
beautiful
Cons
tight with money
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