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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
297 Reviews

4.0
297 Reviews
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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 16 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Learned a lot and met awesome people

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  2.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No personal growth, poor culture and environment to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    really need to push for the extra team effort

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell your employees to go back to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An amazing academic research institution.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    As 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Research Experience

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

    Pros

    -Friendly People
    -Beautiful Campus
    -Great Learning Experience

    Cons

    -Supervisor was very difficult to communicate with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    AWesome

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Rough job and working hours that are very tiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work with

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    I was a research assistant, and was doing research there for 2 years. I always see nice people and smiling face around me.

    Cons

    When an organization is too big, you will always see bureaucratic things. Not very efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Professional environment with very easy going people

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    Current Employee - Receptionist  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, professional, nice people, perks from university such as free courses, opportunities to go to other departments

    Cons

    I consider UofT a very good employer. There's nothing bad I can say about it...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a lot from the various classes that I taught

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

    Pros

    Got to refine and enhance my statistical understanding. Overall learning and interpersonal communication with students was great.

    Cons

    The department that I worked under was inefficient and although the union helped me with my financing for my education the department was very useless.

  11.  

    Not a good place to be an intern

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    Former Employee - IT Trainee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Trainee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, supportive people, friendly vibe

    Cons

    Reduce number of employees to foster innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries in order to attract talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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