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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.9 288 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

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Meric Gertler

(20 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 16 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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    Great Place to work

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh powered placed with great ppl and looks of resources.

    ConsPostdocs are not considered "employees" officially so its like you are doing contract work. This may of changed since this review has been posted.
    Taxes are not automatically withdrawn and you have negotiate and figure out health benefits (other than OHIP).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate student career development in Biochemistry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany opportunities for development (professional and skills-based). While the student stipend is limited in relation to cost of living, it's possible to graduate with a Master's or PhD without debt (tuition and living).

    ConsSome tenured professors are not invested in teaching and mentorship, as is usual for large universities and labs. There is little oversight for treatment of post-docs, as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPost-doc association and/or ombudsperson.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Lecturer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood pay, good opportunities, location

    ConsBenefits, lack of competition for positions

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey offer very good pay

    ConsI do not see any cons for it.

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    Depends on which research group you work in!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours, great for resume

    ConsWork could get boring at times

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    positive, lots of opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood place to work overall.

    Conscan be competitive at times

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

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    Teaching Assistant

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

    ProsHigh hourly wage, good benefit & insurance, good learning experience.

    ConsNo personal growth, poor culture and environment to work at.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work with

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

    ProsI was a research assistant, and was doing research there for 2 years. I always see nice people and smiling face around me.

    ConsWhen an organization is too big, you will always see bureaucratic things. Not very efficient.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it more efficient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional environment with very easy going people

    Receptionist (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexible hours, professional, nice people, perks from university such as free courses, opportunities to go to other departments

    ConsI consider UofT a very good employer. There's nothing bad I can say about it...

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

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    Minor official for Varsity basketball

    Minor Official (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat team, boss and atmosphere.
    It's really easy going, duties are not complicated, get to watch the game.
    Great job for some pocket money.

    ConsHours differs depending on how well the team does.
    Hard to change position after being placed in a certain position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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