Ryerson University

  www.ryerson.ca
  www.ryerson.ca
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Ryerson University Reviews in Canada

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
61 Reviews
4.0
61 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy
Sheldon Levy
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive salary and benefits, free tuition, great location in downtown Toronto (in 4 reviews)

  • they are flexible and offer great pay and allow plenty of time during the week to focus on school work (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • contracts, hard to be hired full time, (in 3 reviews)

  • The salary for a part timer was barely above minimum wage and as we were working in a student rez, we were not allowed to get tips (in 2 reviews)

More Highlights

55 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ryerson IT Advisor  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Ryerson IT Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    It has a lot of benefits, people are friendly. It is very easy to commute as it is in the heart of down town and subway and bus and street cars all go that way.

    Cons

    Maybe some procedures are too time-consuming and recently all the construction work is a little bit too much and a bottle-neck for the people to get around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I was a Graduate Assistant for the Psychology Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    GAs are unionized so the pay is excellent and well beyond other universities (when I was there it was approximately $40/hr), profs were great, and I enjoyed the experience.

    Cons

    It depends on the professor you work for, but some are difficult and have pointless deadlines (e.g. need to be done 50% of grading by a certain date and then 100% on another date- generally grad students are able to manage their time well enough that they can finish grading without having a 50% deadline imposed on them).

  3.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal Growth as well as technical advancement is amazing for work study student. Had a blast working and studying!

    Cons

    Don't think there's any that goes here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    The best place to work in Toronto

    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    You never get a weird look for asking a question or two.

    Cons

    It would be nice to see a little more responsibility.

  6.  

    An awsome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryerson University

    Pros

    flexible hours. best location in town

    Cons

    if travelling by subway transit there could be problem with subway system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A Great University to start your academic career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Located in Downtown Toronto. Great Professors, Awesome atmosphere, Very well organized, staff and faculty are committed to the advancement of undergraduate and graduate programs.

    Cons

    Co-op Department should create a better interaction with industries in order to bring more job opportunities for their graduate students.

  8.  

    Lot's of different teaching opportunities

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University as a contractor

    Pros

    A large variety of courses to teach. Modern, and centrally-located facility.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher compared to other Universities, and part-time staff are treated as second cousins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value input from your part-time faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing employer; Poor employee relations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Promoter  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Health Promoter in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Location, good pay and benefits, wonderful students, excellent campus resources, accessible, creative faculty, innovative research, variety of campus events

    Cons

    Very weak employee relations, terrible leadership in Human Resources, bullying is entrenched and overlooked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resources needs to be completely rebuilt for future employees to have faith that they will be able to work in an inclusive, safe and equitable environment. While I loved my job and the students, I don't have any reason I could recommend someone become associated with Ryerson, which is unfortunate since it is my alma matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I agree with “Expanding company, poor treatment of employees”

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University

    Pros

    I currently work at Ryerson University full-time; but, am looking to move on. I know someone who works at Ryerson and they are happy because they have great management who can do a great job and also lead the department effectively and respectfully.
     I found this website & read this Feb 6, 2014 review written by a former employee. This person's experience seems to match my experience at Ryerson almost exactly! Whoever you are, I hope that you have moved on to a great place to work and that you are happy & healthy. I know the negative effects of working at Ryerson also and I feel great empathy towards you.

    Cons

    I went to HR with my complaints about the management & stressful office atmosphere management created. Nothing was addressed effectively. HR does not promote staff the way they promote management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm going to quote the review I found as it was written so well. I experienced everything (except I haven't left...yet...) and I agree 100%: "The organization is expanding so quickly that people who have no managerial experience are being placed in positions where they have to manage staff. I was bullied throughout my time at Ryerson by my boss, with no recourse despite the fact I filed a complaint. If employees undergo a regular evaluation by their manager, then there should be a way of providing employee feedback on your supervisor. As it was, nothing was done and I had to leave Ryerson because my work situation was too stressful."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I enjoy my work at Ryerson

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time

    Pros

    Ryerson is a great university to work for. The location is perfect.
    Working at Ryerson is for me a source of both personal and professional development.

    Cons

    Compared to other universities in Toronto and Ontario, I think the lack of focus on Research is a challenge for the long-term development of the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

Worked for Ryerson University? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.