Stanford University Reviews

Updated Nov 29, 2021

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4.4
85%
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87%
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Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
580 Ratings
Pros
  • "Beautiful campus, intelligent coworkers, culture that encourages professional development(in 219 reviews)

  • "good work life balance; good health insurance(in 169 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The cost of living in California(in 191 reviews)

  • "Living in bay area as a postdoc with dependents can be tough for the postdoc annual salary(in 126 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Awesome institution!

      Nov 2, 2021 - Clinical Research Coordinator in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Patient oriented, research driven, and always willing to offer mentorship

      Cons

      No benefits for part-time employees

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students

      Oct 13, 2020 - Course Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stanford offers great undergraduate teaching and course assistant roles. You can work with amazing faculty and be compensated sufficiently.

      Cons

      The roles can be very hard to get

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Arts Lecturer

      Oct 23, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of financial resources for research.

      Cons

      Absolutely no incentive to be a good teacher. There is a stratified system between practitioners and tenured faculty. Most faculty have long ago stopped making relevant work.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      OK, if you want to work hard and go nowhere

      Dec 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and extras such as $800/year for training - which you can use for almost anything.

      Cons

      Stagnant work environment in most departments, no room for advancement. Like a caste system - professors are professors, lecturers are lecturers, staff is staff, etc.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Nov 27, 2021 - Graduate Student in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great School to work at.

      Cons

      Quarter System is very fast paced

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      N/A

      Nov 24, 2021 - MBA Candidate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place for networking and gateway to Silicon Valley.

      Cons

      Course registration system is complicated.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good work life balance

      Nov 22, 2021 - Computer Support Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you are looking for working with a team that having no such politics, here it is.

      Cons

      Cant determine any cons since starting working here

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      leading research university

      Nov 17, 2021 - PhD Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice research environment + friendly people

      Cons

      can not really think of

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Nov 17, 2021 - PhD Student in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to do interesting research

      Cons

      There are very few cons

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good

      Nov 15, 2021 - Program Manager in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      working at stanford is stable and relaxing

      Cons

      little career growth opportunities, bureaucratic

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