University of Toronto
3.9 of 5 280 reviews
www.utoronto.ca Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

University of Toronto Reviews

Updated May 24, 2014
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3.9 280 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

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Meric Gertler

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, atmosphere, hours, educational opportunities

    Consno breaks, no health insurance

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove empl;oyee relations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a great place if you are looking for a career; unionized jobs with a weak union.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsDiscounts on tuition fees; free undergraduate tuition for children.

    ConsPoor health and pension plan; low wages; routine, unpaid, overtime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to the employment agreements you agreed to with the union, don't try to stall every step in the process. Check on overtime, it's being abused. Not everyone is 45+ with children, some of us want to have careers. Culture of doing as little as possible, going the extra mile is not rewarded (possibly penalized).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't be fooled!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice campus, easily accessible campus from many areas

    Cons-It's really about who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart hiring people based on merit, not who they know! There are way to many people who are in roles they are not qualified for.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good environment for career growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsState of the art facility

    ConsBad for career development especially for post-doctorate fellow

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exploitation

    PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsIt's a good University, world class research is done at the expense of exploiting their trainees

    Conslong PhDs, little incentive to improve the program as their name/reputation attracts an abundance of smart young students that don't know any better, some serious concerns regarding harassment at the student-supervisor level with students not feeling like they have the support to report it on the record.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's your moral duty to do something about the PhD program.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor employee morale, poor compensation and no room for advancement.

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat work/life balance - although you officially get very few vacation / sick days, the hours are flexible and not closely monitored.

    ConsNo benefits. No room for advancement. Decrepid falling apart buildings with sub-standard working environments. Poor morale. Disconnected management. Laughable compensation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTelling all staff that you are "replaceable" and treating them like children (despite most of us having PhDs!) is not a great way to instill loyalty and high morale in the workplace.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    If you're going to be treated poorly during your postdoc, you might as well go someplace with a better reputation.

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood research funding.
    Good scientific ideas.

    ConsPostdocs are treated very poorly with no job security, little pay in a very expensive city, no benefits. Most PIs are very bad managers with little to no interest in helping you advance your career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementComplete overhaul of postdoc system within the University.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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