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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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    great place

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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 (less than an year)

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    great place to work at

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    too good to be true

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    i just wanna see to full comments

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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 (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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