University of Toronto Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. Research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Everything is good. You can work with famous professors and smart people. Lots of training opportunities for students.

    Cons

    Projects need to be more practical. May industry should be involved in each project. More conference opportunities should be provided.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is good. No more comments for management. Professors should have more time to spend with their students.

  3. Amazing!!

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -great working environment teaching students
    -get to work from home when grading or preparing for tutorials
    -Very good pay, one of the highest in Canada

    Cons

    I did not see many downsides to working and the University of Toronto. The atmosphere is great, but sometimes it can be difficult dealing with students

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but screen the process of hiring TAs better because I know a few TAs that get away with not grading properly or do not know most of the material in the course they teach

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  5. Communications professional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive on-campus services, a selection of opportunities between departments and divisions, consistently rated as one of Canada's top places to work, an environmentally sensitive workplace with a focus on sustainability.

    Cons

    A somewhat siloed community where communications professionals can sometimes stand alone in their department or division without other comms team members around them.

    Advice to Management

    Management should keep supporting the university's goals and ambitions, tempered with U of T's reputation for respecting work-life balance.

  6. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn. Professors are top in the field. Lots of research funding.Can work with very smart people.

    Cons

    Everthing is good. Maybe too much workload. Need more break instead of doing research. Research work should be more related to the actual industry.

    Advice to Management

    Get more sponsership from industry. Hire more people with industrial experience. Help students to get their first job after they graduate.

  7. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - PhD Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - PhD Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Cutting Edged equipment
    Great professor
    Vibrant environment and great chance to get exposure in seminars, talks, etc.

    Cons

    The salary might not be high in Toronto. The salary is only 1250 and you might need some extra support for your living besides the scholarship.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I would highly recommend the student working as a research assistant here.

  8. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Reduce % of course allocated to particiation

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    Research Assistant (Volunteer)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Grad students are very helpful

    Cons

    Extreme workload, time management would be a huge issue

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