University of Toronto

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Learning experience depends on the Professor you work with

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

I have been working at University of Toronto as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

- Hands on exposure to R&D
- Surrounded by dedicated Master's and PhD candidates who are very bright and dedicated
- Possibility to write research papers for technical/science journals
- Not a lot of stress

Cons

- Low pay
- Can get caught up doing menial jobs sometimes
- The overall experience strongly influenced by the Professor heading the research lab (Choose the Professor wisely)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Not all undergraduate research assistants are cheap labor, some of them have great ideas (again, this varies from Prof. to Prof. Some value undergrads a lot, some are opposite)

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332 Other Employee Reviews for University of Toronto (View Most Recent)

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    Lots of resources, lots of people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Great professors, lots of money in research grants and lots of equipment to access. I really have enjoyed the access to industry as well.

    Cons

    Too many people and too far away from wilderness. At times it feels very claustrophobic.

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great benefits, vacation, flex-time, interesting work. The software projects have real world applications and you can see their benefits.

    Cons

    Depends a lot on your supervisor if you get opportunities to perform and show what you can do. Significant bureaucracy - things take forever to get agreement and decisions to be made. Resources can be scarce and technology can be slow to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate! Trust in your employee's abilities and give them some credit. They will rise to your expectations.

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