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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 284 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

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Meric Gertler

(19 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is good here; in particular, the hours are flexible in my position(in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment, very friendly staff, good pay and very good benefits(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Working hours are not strictly what they say in the contract(in 10 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    Taxes are not automatically withdrawn and you have negotiate and figure out health benefits (other than OHIP).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

     

    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

     

    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

     

    Learned a lot and met awesome people

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

    ProsGreat work environment and culture

    ConsNone that I can think of

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    Teaching Assistant

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

    ProsHigh hourly wage, good benefit & insurance, good learning experience.

    ConsNo personal growth, poor culture and environment to work at.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great

    Procurement Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Proslots needs improvement if you're enthusiastic, but also very relaxed if you're lazy

    Consreally need to push for the extra team effort

    Advice to Senior Managementtell your employees to go back to work

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

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