York University
3.5 of 5 74 reviews
www.yorku.ca Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

York University Reviews

Updated May 15, 2014
York University – Toronto – “York University”

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3.5 74 reviews

                             

51% Approve of the CEO

York University President Mamdouh Shoukri

Mamdouh Shoukri

(35 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Disappointed

    Postgraduate Student (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe salary is good compared to other universities, and the health insurance is good, the context is slow

    ConsMy supervisor was bad (changed supervisors afterwards)
    The administration is bad (dumb and slow)
    Classes are badly organized (difficult to learn, bad marking, few courses to choose from)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I did not like working at the printing services

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

    ProsThis job is catered to your school schedule

    ConsThis job requires too much walking

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst experience ever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClose to home, and some of the employees were friendly.

    ConsTerrible manager who could not make a decision on her own, and depended on advice from her employees who reported to her. Offered me a promotion, and after speaking to others who were jealous in the department, took back the offer. How unprofessional. Will never work here again.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to consider the feelings of others, and think how it affects an employee's self esteem.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The crisis of higher education

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe subway is coming, making the commute easier
    The pay is good

    ConsFractured labour relations
    Difficult order of communication between dean, department, professor, and TA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe issue of contract faculty is untenable. Retired tenured faculty members need to be replaced by tenure hires. Moreover, the glut of PhD graduates compared with the pitiful job prospects is creating a bubble of unemployed or underemployed doctoral graduates, and a seriously disaffected and indebted generation of scholars.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good to gain some experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAllowed me to gain some experience in a 'professional' environment

    ConsA lot of attitude from workers. Everyone thinks they are superior to entry level personnel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShou;ld be more hands on and see equality not just on paper but in motion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok...not the greatest

    Tech Support (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosfriendly people, great atmosphere, easy to get to through public transit

    Conslow pay
    low hours
    lack of educating employees
    managers dont care about you

    Advice to Senior Managementreverse everything in cons section

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    I was a graduate student - I worked hard and was underpaid.

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

    ProsThe work was flexible in that I could do it when I wanted. It was intellectually stimulating and the benefits were great.

    ConsThe cons boil down to an incredibly heavy workload that is coupled with coursework and a very, very low wage.

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