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Nice weather.

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA (US)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stanford, CA (US)

I have been working at Stanford University full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Proximity to Silicon Valley and access to industry connections. Reputation probably helps when trying to publish. Far from SF, but beats living in cold places.

Cons

Pay does not match cost of living in the area. Housing situation gets worse each year. These are pretty serious as a third of the pay goes to housing and there's always the risk of losing housing (due to the lottery system) if one goes off to do an internship. Other concerns: Heavy bureaucracy. Too much construction going on.

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Spend less on fountains, more on building more housing units.

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    Very good to employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time

    Pros

    They give you a bus and a train pass. They also provide excellent benefits. It also helps that the campus is beautiful and the weather is great.

    Cons

    Traffic can be pretty rough, especially during rush-hour times (i.e. 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM). There is a lot of construction going on as well. Can't really say it's poor in any other area.

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    Provide regular feedback to employees, take the time to talk to others

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    Smartness

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people. Beautiful weather.

    Cons

    Being a graduate student is stressful.

    Recommends
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