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Hard to get in, hard to leave

Senior Systems Administrator (Current Employee) Palo Alto, CA (US)

ProsThis 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

ConsIt 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 Senior Managementtrickle down
have an outing with your staff (besides an icecream social in the office)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Retirement Work, not good for young people

    Computer Info Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Stanford, CA (US)

    I have been working at Stanford University


    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… Cons: Low pay comparing with industry Advice to Senior Management: Need improve leadership and management skills More
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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


    Pros: They know they're not competitive on salary so they try to have great benefits to make up for it. The place offers a good… Cons: Parking. Seriously. Parking on campus sucks. Most technical jobs have a work @ home option at least some of the time, but… Advice to Senior Management: None, I like the place. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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