University of Toronto Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Research Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart coworkers a lot to learn from professors good for undergraduate

    Cons

    close deadlines depends on the project and professor you are working with

    Advice to Management

    raise the wage, TAs earn twice as much as RAs earn


  2. A top university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    One of the best universities in the world. Good profs. Good students. Nice city.

    Cons

    Not as well connected to other universities or industry as expected.


  3. Grad Student/Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Good school - excellent reputation and good researchers. TA work has also been a good experience for me but it really depends on who you work for.

    Cons

    Funding is minimal but that is the case for any grad school. My TA hours are not clawed back from my funding package so that helps, but it can be harder for students in other faculties.

    Advice to Management

    Take less grad students and increase funding accordingly and you'll see better productivity.


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  5. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An awesome place to work. A great place to gain knowledge. Diverse group of meritorious people. Carries a lot of history and pride.

    Cons

    Not a great salary for graduate research assistants. Actually you can barely call it a salary. MASc and PhD student does research work under supervisor Profs and gets reimbursements.


  6. Decent base salary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent guaranteed base stipend, in the abscence of external funding. With external funding, possibility of earning much more.

    Cons

    Enough to get by, but after tuition and cost of living, barely enough and don't have time for another job.


  7. TA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay rate is pretty high

    Cons

    not get instructions some times


  8. Large, decentralized, varied.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Benefits include paid tuition, good holidays to start.

    Cons

    Really depends on where you work - individual departments can be completely different in their work structure and culture.


  9. Call Center

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Call Center Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    I really liked working there it was good because i was a student and needed my time to study too. they were very flexible and accommodating.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons and I enjoyed working there. I do not see any cons and I enjoyed working there.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Great place to learn and work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Toronto (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Access to top tier researchers - Access to top tier equipment and facilities - Big school means there is always someone with the answer you are looking for - Graduate departments/offices are always helpful

    Cons

    - It is a very large institution and it is easy to get lost in the mix - Lots of red tape - Slow moving monolithic policies

    Advice to Management

    The ratio between the scholarship funds available to the cost of tuition is slowly decreasing every year. Soon students will not be able to afford to attend graduate school ....


  11. front desk

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    everyone is friendly around you. the bosses are very understanding

    Cons

    there is not enough hours given

    Advice to Management

    should give every staff equal amount of hours



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