Stanford University Reviews

Updated May 24, 2022

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4.4
86%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
695 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great engineering programs and beautiful campus(in 245 reviews)

  • "I enjoy the flexibility of work life balance(in 204 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I mean not Stanford but hey Berkeley is good too(in 244 reviews)

  • "High cost of living in the area(in 231 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Awesome institution!

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

      If you like to cook its a good place

      May 23, 2022 - Food Service Worker 3 
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      Pros

      good insurance and health care

      Cons

      understaffed and overworked but a good team

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Very flexible to work and people are good

      May 19, 2022 - Data Analyst 
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      Pros

      Very flexible to work and people are good

      Cons

      low salary. kind of hard to live

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      High pay and flexible

      May 18, 2022 - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA
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      Pros

      The pay is much higher than in general univerisities.

      Cons

      There could be much pressure.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Recommended for anyone interested in a research career

      May 18, 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Stanford, CA
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      Pros

      Access to a huge variety of tools, as well as subject matter experts on basically everything

      Cons

      Pay is very good for a postdoc, but still a bit low because the Bay Area is just so expensive

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work.

      May 16, 2022 - Systems Administrator 
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      Pros

      Stanford is a great place to work.

      Cons

      Salaries may not be as competitive as in the private sector.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Awesome Place to Be

      May 15, 2022 - Graduate Research Fellow 
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      Pros

      Networking, academic talks, student life

      Cons

      Expensive to live, difficult to get around without car

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    Stanford University has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 4,284 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at Stanford University to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Stanford University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Stanford University. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    86% of Stanford University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Stanford University 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

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