What do you peeps think of the ranking of one's PhD-granting institution and non-academic jobs? We all know that academic jobs are biased in favor of the prestige of one's school first and foremost. I met a recently-granted PhD student from a low-ranked university with eleven relevant publications in his field who lost out on a post-doc in that field to somebody from Stanford with far fewer publications and little experience in the field. We all know about the HYPSM bias in academia. But what about the real world? What is you peeps' experience with non-academic jobs and alma mater? I imagine rankings are less relevant. FWIW I'm not a ranking junkie, I've chosen to go to a low-ranked school because it's an excellent fit for me, so I'm not looking for reassurances, just an idea of what peoples' feelings are.