York University

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York University Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
York University – Toronto – “York University”

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3.5 75 reviews

51% Approve of the CEO

York University President Mamdouh Shoukri

Mamdouh Shoukri

(35 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get work-life balance - caring of your education(in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule that works around your class times(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Calling alumni who didn't want to be called or who had a bad experience at York(in 2 reviews)

  • Too much bureaucracy and red tape makes it difficult to work efficiently(in 2 reviews)

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    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) North York, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexible schedule, good pay, nobody really pries into other people's work. Lots of opportunities to advance internally.

    ConsA big place so a lot of silo-ed operations. Everyone is trying to take from other budgets internally to address their own issues. HR is awful - I had been told I would be receiving full benefits upon job offer but these were later retracted. Campus has a reputation for being unsafe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the freeloaders who have no interest in advancing the University's goals or are averse to change. Build relationships internally between faculties and departments to remove the "us vs. them" budget mentality of the place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    York UIT Client Services IT Helpdesk

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHelps on resume. Good for networking, easy between full course load, no travel required (on campus), will help you learn time management skills, make new friends, easy work, will open doors for further technical jobs

    ConsMinimal pay. Dont expect this job to help you pay your tuition. Might help payoff your phone and coffee bill.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart paying a bit more in wages.

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    A great student job that's simple and provides spending money.

    Resident Night Porter (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe hours of this job were very accommodating for a busy student's schedule. Not too many responsibilities. Each shift is 3 hours - you work approximately 6 or 9 hours a week (2 or 3 shifts).

    ConsThe job is a bit repetitive and boring. At times you can also feel unimportant and insignificant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSecurity guards sometimes give uncomfortable vibes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    the university is better than i thought

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbig university in toronto area

    Consthe benefit is too bad

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    Great people in my department but too much red tape

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

    ProsA lot of resources, most people are very friendly and helpful, funding can usually be found, great health benefits (dental, vision, chiropractic, etc)

    ConsAs soon as you have to deal with management it's a battle, you will often be treated as a number by the administration, expect a lot of mistakes regarding contracts and pay and read everything over closely

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore clear management needed. Interdepartmental communication would also help

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Everyone I know who has worked here in a contingent position wants to leave

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat benefits if you can get a unionized position

    ConsTerrible management, inappropriate strategic direction, and a general lack of understanding

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to be U of T. Be the best York possible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Research assistant

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

    ProsThe engineering dept. is expanding, due to additional funding. Small groups, more personal attention. A lot of smart and talented people around. Future is bright.

    ConsFunding is limited compared to other larger universities. Everything moves really slowly. Beware of people trying to pounce and take credit for your work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce bureaucracy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Studying in York University

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe graduate faculty assistants are really helpful and also the faculty members from Department of Earth and Space sciences are really good and helpful.
    Most of the research took place in ESS department is mostly cutting edge research; and funding to the students is satisfactory too.
    Most of the funding to the students is from TA from Natural Sciences Division.

    ConsThe number of courses available for undergrads and graduate levels are less.
    Less number of faculty

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is Good and do take care of there students very well..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great co-workers... miserable supervisor (bookstore)

    Bookstore Sales Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosgreat co-workers. they were positive and very friendly. they made the experience worthwhile.

    Consmiserable supervisor. it was clear some of the permanent workers were afraid to approach her or engage in casual conversation with their co-workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Office Assistant (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Prosmeet diverse people while working

    ConsLong hours involved in the job

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