Ryerson University Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. 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)

    Pros

    Research, meeting deadlines, guidance of Supervisors

    Cons

    Low or no benefits for students. Does not enhance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career fairs and placement opportunities for graduate students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    invest more on long-term NSERC projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Very nice university, with upcoming research ability. Very good location, heart of Toronto.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ryerson University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. coworkers.
    My PI is very knowledgeable. and a very nice person.

    Cons

    Difficult to seek a teaching position.
    Lack of overall competition in secure research fund.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Great Experience! Manage to balance time and work efficiently due to considerate supervisors and shift.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    For software positions can work from home thats a big pro in my opinion only have to go in weekly for meetings

    Cons

    Can be difficult to communicate with some of the non technical faculty and stuff to discuss projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring middle managers for technical projects, feels almost like being a free lancers discussing with non technical business owners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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.

  7. Culture of bullying

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University

    Pros

    - salary
    - benefits
    - proximity to subway

    Cons

    - rapidly growing departments means that people who were hired in non-managerial positions are now supervising staff, even though they have no managerial training
    - nothing was done to address my workplace bully (who actually worked within the HR department)
    - Ryerson places a lot of pride in offering things that make employees happy (benefits, employee assistance programs, course reimbursement) because they want to be able to show that they're a great place to work, but if you're being harassed by someone at work, who cares. They have their statement saying they won't tolerate harassment in the workplace but did nothing to stop it or even address it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - employees should be able to evaluate their supervisors, the same way you have employee evaluations. Most people feel they can't report harassment, because they're afraid that it'll make the working relationship worse. In my case I did report it, even though it was incredibly difficult for me, but HR did nothing so what was the point.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  8. Fast Paced, great environment, but Condescending Manager

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    Former Employee - Printer in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Printer in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great place for students to work. You can print all your reports in colour and have them bound. The fast Pace meant time would always go by, and you won't be bored.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is too busy, especially near finals when all students come to print their assignments 10 minutes before deadline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more accepting towards employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Graduate Assistant

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to know the students, and profs. it's a good experience if you want to teach. Looks very good on your CV

    Cons

    You might have to work more than the established hours in the contract and you won't get payed for them.

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