York University

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York University Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
York University – Toronto – “York University”

All Employees Current Employees Only

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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    amazing company and fun to work

    Applications Support (Former Employee) North Bellmore, NY

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

    ConsLess career advancement compare to outside world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to value employees by their performance

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

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat pay and benefits above most employers!

    ConsCan't work from home :(

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Parking Control Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ProsManagement 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!

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoved working at the call centre. Perfect as a part-time job for a student.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Second Home

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

    ProsWorked 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.

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

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

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    Fine Arts Work Study Position

    General Sculpture Studio Assistant (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsFits 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.

    ConsArduous 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Teaching Assistant

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

    ProsGood pay
    Good interaction with students
    nice profs

    ConsSometimes might have to work during exams

    Advice to Senior ManagementProfs should give more time when TAs have exams themselves to turn in grades

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

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    York University is very diverse workplace, loyal for employees

    Computer Support Technician (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Educational Institution To Work At

    Program Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsMost 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.

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementInterim 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.

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

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    A sometimes demanding, yet, palatable work experience.

    Part-time Wed Developer (Former Employee)

    ProsI could work from home, the pay was fair and the work wasn't complicated. When working on-site, the people are pleasant, work spaces are well positioned and management was supremely knowledgable.

    ConsSometimes, I was required to put in long hours and often develop entire areas of the site on short notice for upcoming events. In that respect, there were not many resources provided and a lot of the work was done from scratch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey management is excellent in every way, at the very least, the people I worked with were professional and knowledgable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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