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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 for more than a 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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    So far so good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stanford University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is always good to have Stanford in your resume
    The campus and the weather are great
    Top notch research and lots of sport facilities

    Cons

    The wages are usually not up to the Palo Alto/ Silicon Valley/ San Francisco standards
    Too many students makes things really crowded from time to time

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    Research Assistant at Stanford University

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    very flexible schedule, very good pay for the amount of work. Could learn a ton of different things from all different people. Very good location, very good weather. Great faculty and very creative student. Good facility for doing research.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of self motivation, if not you could find your self wasting away time in a very not good way.

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