Ryerson University Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Teaching Assistance

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    Current Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Ontario in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Friendly Employer , Nice location

    Cons

    Limited number of hours, Not able to advance to professor position

  2. Great academic employer

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    Former Contractor - Seasonal Lecturer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Lecturer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ryerson university is very centrally located. The Chang School of Continuing Education has a great sessional lectureship opportunities. One can build seniority and secure their position there.

    Cons

    Same as other institution with regards to securing more permnant lecturing position.

    Advice to Management

    Can't think of any.

  3. software intern

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

    I worked at Ryerson University

    Pros

    -great place to work
    -learn current research
    -collaborate with your peers

    Cons

    -work can be slow
    -ideas are verbally presented when their should be a written document from the
    client on what they want developed

    Advice to Management

    streamline projects

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  5. Challenging and fun environment

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Research, meeting deadlines, guidance of Supervisors

    Cons

    Low or no benefits for students. Does not enhance

    Advice to Management

    More career fairs and placement opportunities for graduate students

  6. Decent Research assistantship experience in a fact-growing higher education institution in the heart of Toronto

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

    I worked at Ryerson University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Vibrant environment and very fast-developing educational facilities. A combination of young & experienced faculty

    Cons

    limited budget availability for the PhD projects

    Advice to Management

    invest more on long-term NSERC projects

  7. Help Desk Supervisor

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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 full-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, no stress, a lot of holidays. And Salary is not bad for what the job requires. Overall it's a pretty layback job.

    Cons

    No advancement and there are minimal salary increase. the Ultimate dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    This is one of the job that helps everyone in the faculty that has a computer so please give the new hire some credit.

  8. Provides opportunity to learn, progress and contribute to the department.

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    Current Intern - Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ryerson University as an intern (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    •A teamwork-oriented environment; my skills are utilized to the maximum and allows me to grow; supportive; stimulating.

    Cons

    increase in email and sometimes immediate response is required

  9. Great university, great company to work for, and happy with hourly wage.

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hourly wage, flexible work hours (I work remotely).

    Cons

    No formal orientation, don't feel like a part of Ryerson: don't really know much about the atmosphere.

  10. Great place to work, great people.

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in terms of location and people. Ideal location in Toronto's downtown core, close to the subway and the Eaton Centre. People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Not a top tier university. Not a "target" school for employers, so exit options are difficult if you want to find yourself at top firms afterwards. Research can be top rate, but few professors are at that level. Laboratory technicians are lacking in commitment.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful

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

    I worked at Ryerson University part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work with your peers, friends, professors, and mentors. You get access to lots of amenities. Amazing salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism or overworking because of others inabilities/laziness.

    Advice to Management

    Even if they don't have experience, hire them if they have the right personality.

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