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Hard to get in, hard to leave

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Palo Alto, CA (US)

I have been working at Stanford University

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This is the elite of academia
Profit is not the motive
training and professional adv budgets are good
currently college tuition benefits for children of staff is re-imbursed at 50% of Stanford tuition

Cons

It can get political - various kingdoms
I have been seeking career advancement on a technical (non managerial) track and was assured by the director 4 years ago this was possible.
Well, 4 years ago I am still waiting for an update in my job title (I have increased my value via certifications and accomplishments 10x)

Advice to Management

trickle down
have an outing with your staff (besides an icecream social in the office)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Retirement Work, not good for young people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Info Systems Analyst in Stanford, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Computer Info Systems Analyst in Stanford, CA (US)

    I have been working at Stanford University

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stanford is good at Research and Teaching. Hence, if you are not a researcher or a teacher, you do not have the work pressure. SO you would have much Personal Time. The benefit is fine, even the salary is lower than industry. Additional, you got chances to audit good classes for free

    Cons

    Low pay comparing with industry

    Advice to Management

    Need improve leadership and management skills

  2. Helpful (1)

    Stanford University - A Great Place To Do Something Meaningful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Stanford, CA (US)

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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. Working in support of the community instead of the shareholders. Good work-life balance. Good opportunities to work for different departments. Good opportunities for professional development (through classes and conferences).

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to industry. There are no stock options, but there is generous matching into the retirement plan. You pay for parking, and close parking is expensive and cheap parking is far away.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation for the staff who know they could make more money in industry.
    Simplify the health plans.

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