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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 45 Stanford University Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
4.2
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.1
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"I worked for a research group in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University for one year during my graduate studies there. It was an incredible learning experience, and the skills and knowledge acquired will serve me for the rest of my career. It is an excellent complement to graduate coursework."
Posted 6 years ago in Stanford, CA
Postdoctoral Fellow
in Stanford, CA

"I've found it to be a strong company with good ethical values and an emphasis on customer well being."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Clinical Research Scientist
in Stanford, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Stanford University Employee
in Stanford, CA

"I worked for Stanford as a contract employee, and found the work environment pleasing, personnel-wise. Ergonomically speaking, my designated work area was a shared desk with another employee. While the space was technically large enough to allow us both to occupy the space, my issued chair was one taken from the conference room, which was not designed for extended usage periods at the desk, and led to faster muscle fatigue. The environment was good, despite the issues with desk space."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow
in Palo Alto, CA

"I enjoyed working and being trained there, learned collaboration and team work."

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"I like working at Stanford University, lots of freedom, good work life balance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Depends on projects and bosses. and your future career goal."

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"I don't always get clear directions/supervision, this is only a temporary position."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Proper time management and clear goals, good allocation of team expertise."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Software Developer
in Palo Alto, CA

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"Flexibility, team-spirit and, eager to learn new technologies. Self-starter and working on multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment."

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"1)The job duty did not fit my skill.2)The product I did not like."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Allow individuals to share thoughts and opinions in the monthly meeting.Celebrate. A monthly movie or a catered lunch, board game."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Maintenance Mechanic
in Stanford, CA

"Great place to work with excellent benefits"

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"It was a place to work with a carefree surrounding."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You have to be yourself and and answer questions trustfully."

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"It had way too many level of chain of commands."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It needs to stop mirco managed and allows creativity freely."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Computer Research Associate
in Stanford, CA

"Overall the time I have spent at Stanford has been great."

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"Stanford's campus is beautiful and the people here are great."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Like with everything else, I would just have to say be yourself and everything will fall into place."

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"Unfortunately in my position there was no room for advancement."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Overall I think management has done a fine job running things here at Stanford."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Program Manager
in Stanford, CA

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"I liked the research that I was suppose to be doing (although they had me working on other things I was not hired to do such as event planning and without the support I was promised) and the consulting for department heads as well as correspondence and committee contributions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be careful about the interviewing process . . . they generally use it to pick people's brain about how to do their programs better, especially in the Medical arena, and then do not hire anyone. This has been going on for a loooooonng time. Find out about the program and why people left there first and feel free to bring up the question about what they would like to see changed in their staff culture while interviewing. Ask them if they are satisfied with their staff and why or why not."

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"The prior comments describe working are mostly negative. One would think that it would be wonderful to work at SU for a person like me who is driven, creative, loves to really work and collaborate with others. But that perception holds true in only a few departments there. For the most part I discovered that they do not honor your skill sets and many mid managers and support staff are out to undermine you and take your kudos if you do something well."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"First honor the job description laid out in the letter of hire for employees. Stop the double supervisors oversight of one's work - they both expected all the work to be done solely for them. Have the diversity supervisor take a course in how to stop her micromanaging and engage in delegating with authority. The diversity supervisor alienated anyone that did not look like her. Also, stop the exempt system - it causes burn out. Stop treating researchers as technicians. The other supervisor did not have the kind of management or leadership skills needed to perform their role. That is why in the course of 1 year 4 people left this department. 2 just never showed up again."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
QA Analyst
in Palo Alto, CA

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"Have a great team to work with and confortable working hours"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Stay focused, be a good team player and that all it matters anywhere"

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"The Growth and opportunity in the team. Commute is far."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The Team and the managemet is really excellent. Keep it up !"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Systems Analyst
in Stanford, CA

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"This is a safe secure working environment on a very nice campus."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you are not employed on soft money, this is a safe (long term) place to be with a very nice campus and a lot of non-monetary peeks."

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"Having 5 bosses in two half FTE position that are really 2 full FTE expectations."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They are doing the best with what they have to work with, but after several years of until things turn around is too long for hope alone."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Research Associate
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow
in Stanford, CA
Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2.8 / 5
Comparative Medicine Researcher
Person You Work For 4.4 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.6 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Graduate Student
in Stanford, CA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5
Research Assistant
in Stanford, CA
People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5 Support You Get 4.8 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5 Company Culture 4.8 / 5
Way You Work 4.8 / 5
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