Stanford University
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www.stanford.edu Stanford, CA 5000+ Employees

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Good job once you park and get to the office

Web Developer (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA (US)

I have been working at Stanford University

ProsThey know they're not competitive on salary so they try to have great benefits to make up for it. The place offers a good work/life balance, tuition/childcare programs (work there for five years and your kid gets money to pay tuition at any college), lots of options for health insurance at relatively reasonable prices, continuing education opportunities, and nice touches like free Caltrain passes. You have to work hard but not too hard. It's a good, steady job and you know what to expect most days. It's not saving the world, but it still feels meaningful enough. Management treats people like adults.

ConsParking. Seriously. Parking on campus sucks. Most technical jobs have a work @ home option at least some of the time, but you're still probably going to be looking for a parking space three or four days a week. Biking is an option in good weather, if you're brave enough, or you can take public transit and the free shuttle from Caltrain. It takes a while to get where you're going, but it's about even compared to a bad parking day. The other risk is that you might have to interact with actual college students, but it can usually be avoided.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, I like the place.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Can be a great place to work

Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
Stanford, CA (US)

I worked at Stanford University


Pros: A lot of flexibility to cultivate experience and advance within the organization. If… Cons: Parking can be a challenge depending on location. There can be… Advice to Senior Management: Not enough interaction to have input on. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Stanford University - A Great Place To Do Something Meaningful

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Stanford, CA (US)

I have been working at Stanford University


Pros: Great benefits. Beautiful campus. A real community instead of a corporate culture. Work with people from a broad range of backgrounds, ages, cultures, and interests.… Cons: Salaries are low compared to industry. There are no stock options, but there is generous matching into… Advice to Senior Management: Show appreciation for the staff who know they could make… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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