York University Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
83 Reviews
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83 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get work-life balance - caring of your education (in 5 reviews)

  • easy tasks to work on the floor, flexible hours to accommodate with your schedules (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Can get a little boring at times (in 2 reviews)

  • Sometimes, I was required to put in long hours and often develop entire areas of the site on short notice for upcoming events (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Less career advancement compare to outside world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value employees by their performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Research Assistance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say

  3.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits above most employers!

    Cons

    Can't work from home :(

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Parking Control Officer

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    Current Employee - Parking Control Officer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Parking Control Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University part-time

    Pros

    Get work-life balance - caring of your education
    Easy to book off - no questions asked
    Great wages

    Cons

    Shifts are given out by total seniority - hard to get permanent shifts but easy to pick up shifts on call if you seniority is low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic to work at the Call Centre as a student part time.

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    Former Employee - Caller/Administrative Assistant  in  North York, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Caller/Administrative Assistant in North York, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management were students who had previously worked on the floor, so they were very empathetic to current callers.
    Their management (Floyd and Vanessa) were easy to approach, nice, friendly.
    Calling alumni and hearing about their experiences really opened up my eyes to how big York really was.
    Getting a large donation from an alum made my week - how great is is that Alumni are so dedicated to York!

    Cons

    Calling alumni who didn't want to be called or who had a bad experience at York... Generally lots of yelling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved working at the call centre. Perfect as a part-time job for a student.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Second Home

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    Current Employee - Budget Assistant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Budget Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked here part-time as a student and a full-time alumni. Family-like environment. Great opportunities for rotation in different departments. Great support for unionized positions.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and not as accessible depending on work location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fine Arts Work Study Position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Sculpture Studio Assistant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - General Sculpture Studio Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Fits into your schedule while you're studying. Access to studio space, nearly whenever you wanted (except during class and late nights). Learn a lot about the studio equipment you use and that are available in the studio. Meet a lot of students and professors, nice way to make friends and network.

    Cons

    Arduous work when it comes to clean-up, especially if students don't clean up after themselves. It can be difficult to request sick-leave or days off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

    I have been working at York University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good interaction with students
    nice profs

    Cons

    Sometimes might have to work during exams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Profs should give more time when TAs have exams themselves to turn in grades

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    York University is very diverse workplace, loyal for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Support Technician  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Computer Support Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Friendly Management
    -Flexible shifts
    -Benefits apply even for new and part-time employees

    Cons

    -Location (public transport takes long, parking lots are crowded)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Educational Institution To Work At

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Assistant
    Current Employee - Program Assistant

    I have been working at York University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Most York University positions offer higher than normal salaries and their benefits packages are great. Furthermore, if you are a full-time York employee, you have the option to take courses and even entire undergraduate degree programs at no cost. I have been at four different departments now in various administrative roles and I can confidently say that the people working here are genuinely nice people. They are always willing to help the new person learn and are very welcoming.

    Cons

    It is difficult to acquire a long term position. Since York pays higher salaries, the positions available are highly sought after. Thus, it becomes a very competitive environment when it comes to actually securing a position. Lastly, it seems that most of the hiring is done internally at York. This makes it very difficult for a person who is not currently a York employee to get in to any position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interim employees should be given the chance to take on the contract positions for which they are filling in. Although interim employees are only in the position for a short period of time, they learn the job only to be replaced by someone else who was hired internally and will have to learn the role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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