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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
346 Reviews
4.0
346 Reviews
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Pros
  • Lots of things to learn, decent work-life balance ( depends on your mentor) (in 16 reviews)

  • Relatively flexible hours, great work environment with fun colleagues, good pay (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is hard to manage (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    great company to work for. I like it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    office hours are flexible and culture is great.

    Cons

    nothing in particular that comes to mind.

  2.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High powered placed with great ppl and looks of resources.

    Cons

    Postdocs 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    Taxes are not automatically withdrawn and you have negotiate and figure out health benefits (other than OHIP).

    Recommends
  3.  

    Graduate student career development in Biochemistry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many 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).

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Post-doc association and/or ombudsperson.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Lecturer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    good pay, good opportunities, location

    Cons

    Benefits, lack of competition for positions

  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    They offer very good pay

    Cons

    I do not see any cons for it.

  7.  

    Depends on which research group you work in!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great for resume

    Cons

    Work could get boring at times

  8.  

    University of Toronto Volunteer for Books with wings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Good team members.

    Cons

    It is not easy to network with most members. Most are busy with their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    good community, supportive and very nice staff, generous research funding, convenient location

    Cons

    the Canadian dollar is depreciating, very cold location, the public system is inefficiently run and so does the university

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Location mainly, its downtown toronto, lots of opportunities within the university and area
    great people, great professors and research

    Cons

    no good benefits for casual employees: example is university is closed for two weeks during christmas break, but casual employees get paid only three days during that break, so basically you have to come!!! although university is closed, doesnt make sense at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    best university in canada in terms of scientific output

    Cons

    not very good work-life balance

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