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Vision & Values

Employment Values

When surveyed, employees said the following aspects of their employment were very important:

  • Feeling valued as an employee of Stanford
  • Having a sense that your job makes good use of your skills and abilities
  • Continually improving the quality of work we do
  • Feeling your career goals can be met at Stanford
  • Having a healthy and safe place to work
  • Being given a real opportunity to improve your skills
  • Having University leadership that provides a clear direction for Stanford
  • Feeling encouraged to come up with new and better ways of doing things

Stanford Citizenship

At Stanford, our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.

As Stanford citizens, we take pride in the fact that as one of the world’s premier research institutions, Stanford devotes tremendous resources toward the betterment of humanity. Hundreds of initiatives — in everything from medicine to engineering, the environment, peace, and national security — create an atmosphere humming with intelligence and excitement. 

To find out about the history and leadership of Stanford University, visit About Stanford.