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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.9 285 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

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Meric Gertler

(19 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good here; in particular, the hours are flexible in my position(in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment, very friendly staff, good pay and very good benefits(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Working hours are not strictly what they say in the contract(in 10 reviews)

  • salary is low and no benefits for senior researcher such as PhD or postdoctoral fellow(in 7 reviews)

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    Learned a lot from the various classes that I taught

    Graduate Student (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGot to refine and enhance my statistical understanding. Overall learning and interpersonal communication with students was great.

    ConsThe department that I worked under was inefficient and although the union helped me with my financing for my education the department was very useless.

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    Not a good place to be an intern

    IT Trainee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood atmosphere, supportive people, friendly vibe

    ConsReduce number of employees to foster innovation

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salaries in order to attract talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    M.Sc in Computer Science

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsResearch oriented work - gained research experience.
    Learned a lot through the graduate courses I enrolled.
    Gained teaching experience.

    ConsLack of interest from supervisors and some faculty members.
    Lack of interest and motivation from faculty members.
    Lack of communication and no guidance from supervisors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGraduate students are always the easy target and they are not covered by anyone in the administration. I you were to be supervised by tenor professor, you are on your own: Nobody is going to say anything to resolve the issue with your professor and there is no supervision or specific goals that they need you to fulfill.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work in general but lots of Nepotism

    Administrator (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlex hours are available for some dept and positions
    good vacation time 3 weeks plus christmas to new year's off
    benefits

    Consnepotism
    red tape
    some faculty treats staff like the help particularly in faculty of medicine
    management does not always listen to staff as they are pushing their own agendas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Assistant Teacher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible, sounds good to say, get many connections, continue to learn music as you teach

    ConsPay is horrible, students and other teachers can have bad attitudes

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the pay if TAs and secretaries, also get main teachers to do their own phone calls since the secretary has too much work to do already

     

    Mixed review for graduate school

    MSC (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsU of T is a nice University - right downtown with lots of amenities. As a grad student, it was great to have world renowned researchers and resources right at your fingertips.

    ConsVery large, impersonal and political. Unfortunately I had a terrible supervisor, and myself and all of her grad students got lost in the system.

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    Good to work at.

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsSalary is good, but it was only a temporary part time position.

    ConsThere is no future for a research assistant at UofT.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An excellent engineering graduate school for extensive learning experience

    Graduate Student Research Assistant (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe professors are highly talented individuals with industrially linked for their research project purposes. So, the projects are sources for realistic preparation ground unlike most universities.

    ConsThe university demands too much time from personal life with minimal pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Im a student at U of T, I have worked in labarotory research.

    Lab Assistant (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsIt provides numerous resoures and connections since Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and is leads in many sectors. including scientific research, education, finance, and business.

    ConsThe competition is high here. You need to find you own pace of life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe resources must be put into profitble sectors.

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    Overpaid, underworked.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people I work with everyday.

    ConsHow slowly it takes to make change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize the employees you have instead of hiring more people.

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