York University Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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York University President Mamdouh Shoukri
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Pros
  • Get work-life balance - caring of your education (in 6 reviews)

  • It is a stable job for the most part and the benefits are great (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Red tape: there are a lot of formalities involved and you have to plan for every move well ahead of time (in 3 reviews)

  • Not a great work life balance as most of the time is spent in the labs and school working (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours with added benefit of learning a new subject depending on the course. I may also hold office hours virtually depending on the course. So work is flexible and may suit your schedule

    Cons

    Maybe high in workload depending on the course. The location of the university is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! York university is a good university to be a TA


  2. I really enjoyed working here it was fun and I learned a lot through my supervisor who was very helpful at all times.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at York University

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working here it was fun and I learned a lot through my supervisor who was very helpful at all times.

    Cons

    It was hard work and long hours


  3. amazing company and fun to work

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    Former Employee - Applications Support in North Bellmore, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Support in North Bellmore, NY

    I worked at York University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues and team work. Management values employees based on their performance.

    Cons

    Less career advancement compare to outside world.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value employees by their performance


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  5. Residence Life Don

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University

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

    Pros

    Enthusiastic work environment Kind Management (RLCs) An opportunity to make a difference Overall amazing opportunity!

    Cons

    A lot of administrative work (reports) 24 hour on call shifts semi-frequently Some passive programming isn't always effective

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer this role and promote it to students as much as possible. it is an amazing growth opportunity for student leaders.


  6. Accounting Assistant at York University Student Centre

    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The company has great flexibility for a student worker. If time is needed to study for exams or other commitments, it is easily given. The company itself is small totaling 9 managers. Culture is very important in such a small company and it is in fact, great!

    Cons

    To be honest, I wouldn't say there are much cons other than the lack of opportunities to move around in the company since it is in fact, very small.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Large University.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good students. Modern buildings. Good landscaping. Many places to eat. Administration functions. Everybody is unionized. Politics is left wing. Small classes.

    Cons

    Long commute. Too much construction. Bookstore is poor. Too many strikes. Bureaucracy is excessive. Records are primitive and inefficient.

    Advice to Management

    Difficult job with powerful unions. Hard to do anything with consensus and hard to anything without it. The administration has a tough job.


  8. Graduate Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University

    Pros

    Had great professors as advisors. Worked on amazing projects.

    Cons

    Wish that graduate assistants had even more funding to work with professors!


  9. Night porter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly supervisors, overall good job

    Cons

    Gets repetitive and monotonous sometimes, can be fast paced during holidays


  10. good

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good environment. There are many opportunities for you to try news things. Colleagues are really capability. You have summer and winter vacation.

    Cons

    Too busy. Needs to do a tones of repeatable work. Too few promotion opportunities. You future career seems to be certain without any risk.

    Advice to Management

    No.


  11. Great experience

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

    I worked at York University

    Pros

    Great campus, great place to work at

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, too many internal hiring, hard to break in



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