- Stanford University School of Medicine18.Mar 2016
very fear-based, insecure and process (not accomplishment) based
Support from management
shockingly political and backstabbing
LOTS of improper appropriation of others' work and accomplishments, LOTS of unmerited self-aggrandizement
indirect, misleading, deceitful, gossipy, degrading, minimizing of others and lots of self-aggrandizement
Attitude towards older colleagues
A lot of tenured senior citizens
Overall compensation for your work
ridiculously low, especially for Silicon Valley which why they can never attract the best and brightest
Office / Work Environment
beautiful campus with lots of awful offices
students are quite socially aware, staff and faculty are in the stone-age
Tenured and senior faculty pulling a high salary while absent as others do the work they take credit for.
Everyone complains but pretends - a situation that will catch up to itself sooner or later....
HR is horrific here - if HR wants to do something they do not have to follow the rules - beware, beware, beware
This is NOT a place you go to accomplish anything - there is a lot of talk and very little doing
Inclusive / Diverse
much trepidation about anything and everything 'not stanford' and 'not they way they do things'
Suggestions for improvement
- Revamp HR, commit to values and a mission statement and live by it. Require honesty and eliminate destructive manipulations. Requires a total cultural revamp and that starts with the people -
What I like about the company
Public programs at Stanford, interesting guest lecturers, students
What I dislike about the company
Very antiquated, smug, discourteous, pretentious culture populated with unmerited egos who behave in a clown-like, childish manner (they will literally refer to themselves as 'rock stars' - which is at least amusing). HR department that should completely rebuilt from the ground up, known to have the worst HR department anywhere.
- CompanyStanford University School of Medicine
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2013