University of Toronto
3.9 of 5 280 reviews
www.utoronto.ca Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

University of Toronto Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.9 280 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

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Meric Gertler

(17 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance is good here; in particular, the hours are flexible in my position"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Excellent work environment, very friendly staff, good pay and very good benefits"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "I was on contract which limited my working hours"
    in 9 reviews
  • "salary is low and no benefits for senior researcher such as PhD or postdoctoral fellow"
    in 7 reviews
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    Great Place to work

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh powered placed with great ppl and looks of resources.

    ConsPostdocs are not considered "employees" officially so its like you are doing contract work. This may of changed since this review has been posted.
    Taxes are not automatically withdrawn and you have negotiate and figure out health benefits (other than OHIP).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate student career development in Biochemistry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany opportunities for development (professional and skills-based). While the student stipend is limited in relation to cost of living, it's possible to graduate with a Master's or PhD without debt (tuition and living).

    ConsSome tenured professors are not invested in teaching and mentorship, as is usual for large universities and labs. There is little oversight for treatment of post-docs, as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPost-doc association and/or ombudsperson.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lecturer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood pay, good opportunities, location

    ConsBenefits, lack of competition for positions

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey offer very good pay

    ConsI do not see any cons for it.

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    teacher

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, atmosphere, hours, educational opportunities

    Consno breaks, no health insurance

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove empl;oyee relations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked there as a research assistant during phd study

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLot to list: It is the best university in Canada, good professors, top students and top coworkers.

    ConsHousing is expensive in the downtown campus. Some of the buildings are really old. Parking is also very expensive.

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    Depends on which research group you work in!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours, great for resume

    ConsWork could get boring at times

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    An amazing academic research institution.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent staff, reasonable pay, great opportunities for advancement (with the right supervisor), and access to a wealth of research resources. A beautiful campus located centrally in Toronto.

    ConsAs with many academic institutions, junior positions do not offer high pay. Paperwork and forms can sometimes take a while, particularly for workers from outside the country, or non-students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Research Experience

    Graduate Student (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros-Friendly People
    -Beautiful Campus
    -Great Learning Experience

    Cons-Supervisor was very difficult to communicate with

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AWesome

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsLove the city of Toronto and all it's nice people and community

    ConsRough job and working hours that are very tiring

    Advice to Senior ManagementChill out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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