Help Desk Specialist (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – September 11, 2017
My work at Stanford University spanned over a 30 year period. My advancements in 5 positions throughout those years only got better each time I moved on. The culture, diversity, and student life was exhilarating and educational. Stanford U. offers *many* opportunities for a rich and fulfilling career. I can not say enough great things about this place of employment.
Sr. User Systems Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – September 6, 2017
Stanford as a whole is a great place, however there are certain groups to stay away from R&DE is one of them. Hands down this was the worst working experience in my career, very unprofessional group of people in IT and very cut throat. Everything you do is scrutinized. Avoid this group at all costs.
Pay, Benetifts, Time Off, Huge discount on Dining halls
EXECUTIVE ADMINSTATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – September 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.
Everyday we are making a positive difference in the world.
Workforce Attraction Talent Acquisition Lead (Current Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – September 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.
Brilliant colleagues, excellent benefits and good salary
HR Management is clueless, no engagement with their own people.
Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric (Current Employee) – Stanford, CA – August 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.
LEVEL III IT LEAD SUPPORT PERSON (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 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!
Time off, Work life balance, guidance from supervisor
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 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.
There is a sense of community at Stanford and i love that
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – August 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.
There is always lots of food around
You must exercise self control as food seems to be everywhere
Incompetent, crazy, horrible people run the catering department.
Server (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – August 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.