Stanford University Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2021

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4.4
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Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
490 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

      30 Oct 2020 - Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      This university is awesome and I love it.

      Cons

      I really cannot think of anything bad.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students

      13 Oct 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

      23 Oct 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

      11 Dec 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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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Phenomenal opportunity with amazing staff!

      2 Jun 2021 - Education Partnership Fellow in Stanford, CA
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      Pros

      Learn from engaged education activists making changes in the local community while engaging in reflection on privilege, cultural humility, liberatory education, and so many more fundamental concepts essential for creating the education system of the future.

      Cons

      You have to operate within the confines of the university which, although it strives in some dimensions to be progressive, represents the consolidation of wealth and generation of a tidal wave of gentrification and wealth inequity that impacts the communities you work with.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great environment to conduct research

      11 Jun 2021 - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      access to facilities to conduct research

      Cons

      some labs are not as collaborative

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Never ending intellectually stimulating work

      15 Jun 2021 - Clinical Research Scientist in Stanford, CA
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      Pros

      Great team, Depending on your position, lot of growth. Great benefits

      Cons

      Work generally always during nights and weekends. Pay is moderate

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Benefits,

      10 Jun 2021 - Self Employed in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Good place to work, excellent benefits for families

      Cons

      None, they treat people fairly and well.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      15 Jun 2021 - Senior Researcher in Palo Alto, CA
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      Pros

      Truly immersive experience Smart people Great facilities, benefits, community!

      Cons

      Might be slightly removed from the reality

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice lab members!

      8 Jun 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      Great opportunity to learn research skills

      Cons

      not paid for the position.

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