Ryerson University

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Ryerson University Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
62 Reviews
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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)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    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

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    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.  

    Nice research facilities

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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 Ryerson University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The research facilities and the university's collaboration with the hospitals and industries is good.
    People are generally welcoming and are happy to assists

    Cons

    IT department is weak and the IT procedures are different at different departments which makes it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The space management does not sound efficient. Better space allocation can facilitate the research lab activities.
    - IT problems are not easy to solve at Ryerson. A centralized office taking care of all the IT issues in all departments can help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Amazing

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    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
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  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Lot's of different teaching opportunities

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    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
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    Disappointing employer; Poor employee relations

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    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
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  9.  

    I enjoy my work at Ryerson

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    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
  10.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Profession training and workshops are provides, courses are organized, a friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the size of one section is too big that TA is hard to follow each student's performance.

  11.  

    Great Place To Work!!!!

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    Former Employee - Food Service Supervisor  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Food Service Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Friendly but busy atmosphere. Students are great to get along with.

    Cons

    Working long hours to accomendate the students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run a steady ship. Give the students what they want as they pay for it in their tuition payments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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