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Excellent Educational Institution To Work At

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Program Assistant
Current Contractor - Program Assistant

I have been working at York University as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

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 Management

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.

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    Current Employee - Video in North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Video in North York, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great if you are in a union.

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay, poor labor relations, work stoppages, negative media attention, overpriced everything.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth.


  2. Great coworkers, fair and kind supervisor, very flexible hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University

    Pros

    diverse team, friendly supervisors, flexible schedule

    Cons

    travel distance, minimal salary, political disputes affecting university dealings


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