Academic Admin Associate III (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – June 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.
Clinical Research Project Manager (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – June 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.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Stanford, Ca – June 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.
Recreational Service Associate (Current Employee) – FORD Center – May 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.
High Pay, Flexible Hours, Laid back
Communication is bad, people do no call no shows often, not enough staff to cover shifts
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
University is great; HR and your boss will be a joke unless you're faculty
Research coordinator (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 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.
paid education and vacation times; lots of on campus activities and classes
management loves to bully and anyone whose a suck up will do well
Treasury Director (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 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.
Part-time Equipment Manager (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 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.
Communications Director (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – May 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.
Stimulating environment, opportunities for meaningful contributions
Elitist attitudes can trickle down staff ranks, not much time to take advantage of a multitude of wellness incentives.