York University

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Decent

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

Pros

I really enjoy working at York University. The flexible schedule makes it convenient for you to work at your own hours; great supervisor and co-workers to push you to be better and inspire ideas; you can break down your hours between studying and working all on the same campus decreasing the need to spend extra hours on commuting.

Cons

York University has extremely expensive and inconvenient parking, especially now with the building of the subway the entire campus is in construction, and parking lot spots are prioritized to visitors of events taking place at York University such as the Rogers cup.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please Prioritize parking for employees!! That would be great! Thanks!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for York University

  1. 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

    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
  2.  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Video  in  North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Video in North York, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great if you are in a union.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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