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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
332 Reviews
3.9
332 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.  

    I worked there as a research assistant during phd study

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Lot to list: It is the best university in Canada, good professors, top students and top coworkers.

    Cons

    Housing is expensive in the downtown campus. Some of the buildings are really old. Parking is also very expensive.

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    TA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    It helps refresh your understanding of concepts from undergrad and pays well. It is gratifying to help students learn new concepts.

    Cons

    Marking can be tedious especially when you are TAing a course that isn't related to your grad work. You need good time management skills to balance grad school and TA responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Exprienced profs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    competitive, motivating, knowledgeable people, Good networking opportunity

    Cons

    lack of office space, low salary

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    I returned to do a master's degree after being out of school for 9 years. I worked as teaching assistance.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Campus is right downtown! The staff was helpful, the students awesome to work with, professors maintain rigorous academic program.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to manage. The workload was high to manage my own course work with work for teaching assistant position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    It was great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    work-life balance, great people, good space for promotions

    Cons

    can't think of any, really can't think of any

  7.  

    This is a title about working at the university of TOronto

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Great. Very congenial. Good place to work. Good benefits. Great salary. Downtown loation.

    Cons

    Toronto is expensive, more than one might expect.

  8.  

    Super Supportive

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Toronto as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked 4 jobs at UofT and they were all amazing experiences. The staff here are very considerate and take into account your academics and extra curriculars. The environment is perfect for learning and picking up new skills.

    Cons

    Not a problem about UofT, but I personally find that the work experience here is severely belittled by potential employers. Despite learning plenty, it doesn't get recognized as much as it should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create even more student positions please!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    Good place to be an Engineering TA

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Toronto as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The union ensures good wages, the profs are very competent (if distracted/busy, par for the course), and the students are, as a whole, a good bunch.

    Cons

    Avoid the union/university scuffles. They are ugly. The labs are often handed-down from the previous TA, so some work to get things running every term is necessary. You have to be careful to avoid working more than you contracted for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a better, non-ad-hoc management of labs so that year-to-year handoffs are smoother.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Intramural Official in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intramural Official in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, good facilities, very friendly and engaging staff

    Cons

    None stood out to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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  11.  

    One of the best company I ever have worked for. They are very kind, respectful. I enjoyed working there.

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    Current Employee - Waiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Waiter in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Respect, Work-life balance, Great gratuity

    Cons

    Shift time is short sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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