University of Toronto Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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.

  2. Worked with the Residence Life team at University College. Excellent place to work, great environment, great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Strong team spirit
    -Respectful environment and supportive staff
    -Freedom to be creative with programming and to learn from experience
    -Opportunities for growth within the university environment
    -Great way to build connections in a large community

    Cons

    -Can be challenging to get to know people outside of your department or area of work in the beginning
    -Not always a smooth process to have new ideas accepted

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  3. Good experience for a part time position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Flexible timings, not to stressful

    Cons

    Not permanent and low pay

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  5. I have been teaching at The University of Toronto and it has been a very rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Part Time Instructor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Keeps me up to date with current trends

    Cons

    Scheduled times of lectures and size of classroom. The office hours are very difficult for part-time instructors with full time jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce % of course allocated to particiation

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  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Research Assistant (Volunteer)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Grad students are very helpful

    Cons

    Extreme workload, time management would be a huge issue

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  7. Great -- many benefits and resources

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

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

    Pros

    -- Relaxed culture
    -- Huge amount of resources (for ex; free ArcGIS)
    -- Access to wide pool of knowledge and talent

    Cons

    -- Low compensation
    -- Lots of people get up and leave after just a year or two

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- Higher wages!

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  8. Great Employer

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Flexibility, Benefits,Perks program, discounted TTC pass, opportunities for growth, mentorship programs, etc.

    Cons

    Union jobs level off at top step of salary grid.

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  9. I was a TA at UofT DCS. It was fun and paid well.

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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

    Pros

    The professors are helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    The grading is tedious, but doable.

    Recommends
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  10. Great place filled with smart people, very supportive.

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    - Professors willing to coach and support Teaching Assistants
    - Plenty of resources for teaching support, peers to help
    - Compensation fair
    - in Engineering department, small group setting and motivated students add to the experience
    - Great experience for grad school applications

    Cons

    - the hours are not flexible, and get busiest when school itself is busiest: this can lead to some difficulty maintaining balance between work and actual studies
    - occasionally motivated students that don't understand how they can get average grades

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  11. Great experience working as a Teaching Assistant for a lab-based course in Biomedical Engineering.

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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

    Pros

    Great hourly wage, benefits, and easy and helpful staff to work with.

    Cons

    Not many to speak of. Student reporting/tracking was done through a tedious/difficult to use web-based system that could be improved, or more training could be provided.

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    None

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