Ryerson University Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy
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Pros
  • competitive salary and benefits, free tuition, great location in downtown Toronto (in 4 reviews)

  • The good things about Ryerson are the friendly environment, the flexibility you get for your work and the good benefits you get as an employee (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Very disconnected; no real personal ties, just professional ties (in 2 reviews)

  • It is quite difficult for Part time employees to grow with the company (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Lab Technician

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned essential skills for good lab practices

    Cons

    ... ... ... ... ... ...


  2. Great place, pay, benefits

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits cannot be beat. The environment is great if you like being down town. The employers are generally very fair and considerate of their employees especially if you're in a union. They promote work-life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes their people first philosophy, which is great, is not applied to their non-unionized...HR...employees.


  3. research assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good compensation and work-life balance

    Cons

    sometimes you would work more hours than you would have to


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  5. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Great workplace, very cooperative management

    Cons

    Not easy to move up, well that's it


  6. Good but...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great for education advancement and stable unionized job

    Cons

    Very hard to advance, lots of politics and unqualified managers who blocks others careers

    Advice to Management

    Bad managers should not be allowed to continue and should be let go, more transparency in communication


  7. Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Full of opportunity to learn - Great Research positions - Interesting work and lenient deadlines - Flexible times - Enjoyable and wonderful experience

    Cons

    - Getting paperwork worked out with the management department takes a while - Disorganized administrative staff

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your adminstrative and management departments


  8. Research assistant position

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours tended to be fairly flexible. Projects provided were not impossible.

    Cons

    Access to certain areas was difficult as RA's were not allowed access to everything.


  9. ryerson university

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    independency, great environment, city center,

    Cons

    teaching load is high, poor phd students


  10. Teaching Assistant - Ryerson University

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor

    Pros

    My supervisor was great! Very understanding and accommodating. Casual and relaxed working environment. Students are interesting to work with. Rarely had to work overtime.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Except I had to conduct some one-on-one tutoring session for some students. I assume the experience would vary with different profs.


  11. Manager

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    Former Contractor - Manager in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Manager in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fixed work schedule, unionized workplace, annual schedule

    Cons

    constant change, high expectations with fixed resources

    Advice to Management

    provide more access to learning for entry level supervisors



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