Ryerson University Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy
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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Wonderful place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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  5. 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.


  6. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Ryerson University- PT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peer Advising Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Peer Advising Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great colleagues and mentors/ supervisors - Lots of fun working with other PT staff - Flexible with work schedules - Great place for learning

    Cons

    No negative comments. Overall experience was great


  8. graduate assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy work and nice work environment

    Cons

    only offer a part time


  9. Business Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Relaxed work environment - Convenient (heart of downtown Toronto) - Student first culture

    Cons

    - No opportunity to grow as a part-time. Unionized people are always preferred over a non-union member.


  10. Research Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Profs are very flexible bosses, depending on who you get

    Cons

    Plan ahead for commuting it takes too long

    Advice to Management

    Have more career related oppoutunity


  11. M.eng.- Computer networks

    Current Employee - Network Engineer Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ryerson University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good course to get in-depth knowledge in the field of computer networks.

    Cons

    At this moment cannot think of any cons.



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