York University Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Contract was too short (around 2 months)

    Advice to Management

    Have more of these opportunities available to students (at the undergraduate level) - had I not been proactive about wanting this type of position, I would have never come across such an opportunity.

  2. Software Developer

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    Current Intern - Software Develeoper in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Develeoper in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University as an intern (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Very good environment to work in.
    -Good technology.
    -Very informative and understanding co-workers.

    Cons

    -Pay is less compared to intern-ships
    -No benefits for part time students

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the pay and money matters of students

  3. Annual fund representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of interactions with alumni so you know what it's like to be out in the field. Trained you well and gave you lots of scripts so you're not at a loss. Lots of coaching sessions to help you improve if you were struggling. Stickers gave you five minutes off work to leave early if you want.

    Cons

    Felt like they were treating you a child. Weren't allowed to talk to anyone, got scolded if you took too many breaks. The material they give you to use in scripts wasn't always updated. There wasn't an overall sense of excitement in work place even though they tried to foster it

    Advice to Management

    Be more lenient. Allow people to bring in their books or browse the internet if they're just listening to a phone dial for 3 hours.

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  5. Great experience for concurrent student

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant, Assistant Coordinator, Invigilator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant, Assistant Coordinator, Invigilator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Involvement in the academic community
    -Good research assistantship stipends compared to other institutions
    -Opportunities for growth (e.g. conferences, consortiums, summer schools, graduate studies, invigilating etc)

    Cons

    -Gloomy and depressing environment and facilities
    -Not in a great area
    -University reputation is not strong
    -HR is not very supportive of student employees

    Advice to Management

    -HR should be more supportive to student employees

  6. Extremely friendly faculties and stuffs

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - people are very friendly and welcoming, ready to help whenever anyone asked
    - flexible schedule
    - respectful work environment

    Cons

    - IT supports and payroll system really slow
    - Food sucks, really sucks
    - Noisy TTC construction is taking forever
    - Slightly above minimum pay for part time workers

    Advice to Management

    - Add more food variety to Yorklane's non-junk-food selection.
    - Sandwiches and salad sold at Schulich are the worst I've eaten in my life

  7. TA

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

    I worked at York University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity. Chance to improve your public speaking skills. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Work load is sometimes a lot.

  8. Good research opportunity

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

    I have been working at York University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/ research environment, resources

    Cons

    Not enough grad courses available

  9. Nice facilities, strong team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    York University has enough funding to support researchers and grad students to perform their research, but undergrad level is somehow disappoint me.

    Cons

    Future career opportunities, competitiveness, student cultures.
    Most under grad students are not focus on study.

  10. Great place for students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Workstudy in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Workstudy in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great culture
    great environment
    flexible hours (since they know you're a student and school comes first)

    Cons

    Nothing really
    Minimal pay ( but this is a very entry level jobs for student so it's expected)

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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    Research Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility, work environment is great and team is motivating

    Cons

    Compensation is low and pace is slow

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider increasing compensation

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