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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
332 Reviews
3.9
332 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of things to learn, decent work-life balance ( depends on your mentor) (in 16 reviews)

  • Relatively flexible hours, great work environment with fun colleagues, good pay (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is hard to manage (in 6 reviews)

  • Working hours are not strictly what they say in the contract (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    great company to work for. I like it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    office hours are flexible and culture is great.

    Cons

    nothing in particular that comes to mind.

  2.  

    Friendly people but loads of inefficiencies and complete lack of innovation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Especially good that you are surrounded by students or alumni that care for UofT

    Cons

    No way to recommend something as everything has been planned for the year ahead and you are no one to have a say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more brainstorming sessions with students that work for you to realize what will actually be beneficial for them instead of assuming

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was fun experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Great research university, big city, decent pay, opportunity to help teach hundreds of students across all diversity, good opportunity to do research.

    Cons

    Sometimes the content is very challenging, sometimes hard to keep a good life/work balance, students do not always show up to office hours and require help near important dates

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  5.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High powered placed with great ppl and looks of resources.

    Cons

    Postdocs 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).

    Recommends
  6.  

    Graduate student career development in Biochemistry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many 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).

    Cons

    Some 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 ManagementAdvice

    Post-doc association and/or ombudsperson.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lecturer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    good pay, good opportunities, location

    Cons

    Benefits, lack of competition for positions

  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    They offer very good pay

    Cons

    I do not see any cons for it.

  9.  

    teacher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Benefits, atmosphere, hours, educational opportunities

    Cons

    no breaks, no health insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve empl;oyee relations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I worked there as a research assistant during phd study

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  11.  

    Depends on which research group you work in!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great for resume

    Cons

    Work could get boring at times

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