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Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Stanford, CA (US)
Former Employee - Graduate Student in Stanford, CA (US)

I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

being a graduate student at Stanford is nice because of the name recognition, beautiful surroundings, and collaborative atmosphere

Cons

working at stanford subjects one to really horrible traffic, even more horrible parking availability

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    If you like snotty Stanford graduate co-workers with an attitude and no talent, this is the place for you!

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Stanford, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Stanford, CA (US)

    I worked at Stanford University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Tuition for children if you have/plan on having any
    Nice campus

    Cons

    Non Stanford graduates are looked down upon
    Managers reward incompetence and bad attitudes
    Cooperation is non-existant
    Watch out for intentionally laid land mines!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourselves with completely outside and unbiased managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good students; low pay in a position leading to a less-than-glowing future

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    Current Employee - Writing Instructor, Program In Writing and Rhetoric  in  Stanford, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Writing Instructor, Program In Writing and Rhetoric in Stanford, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The students you will encounter are, on average, smart and well motivated. One or two are geniuses. The rest are just hard workers who are a pleasure to be around.

    Cons

    If you're expecting your time as a graduate student and employment as a writing instructor/teaching assistant to lead to work as a tenured humanities professor, you might be in for a rude shock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't accept more graduate students than you can place in tenure-track positions. You're not going to keep getting quality graduate students when it takes eight years to get a PhD, then several more years to land a tenure-track job paying about $60K a year--if this ever happens at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
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