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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
327 Reviews
3.9
327 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.  

    It was great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    work-life balance, great people, good space for promotions

    Cons

    can't think of any, really can't think of any

  2.  

    Graduate Student at University of Toronto

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you will get a degree (eventually)

    Cons

    run more like a business than an academic institution that should prepare you for your future job
    china's favorite university

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve on value of education
    increase admission restrictions - better selection of students/profs necessary!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good research opportunities, academic freedom

    Cons

    bureaucracy galore, no chance of advancement or next steps

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The University of Toronto offers excellent resources for researchers and is located in an amazing location.

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

    I worked at University of Toronto as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The research opportunities available at the University of Toronto are endless!
    A very prestigious and renowned educational institution.
    -Offers excellent training to prepare you for future career opportunities

    Cons

    Is not as cohesive community as some other companies and organizations
    -There is limitations with respect to moving up throughout the organization if you do not have the academic credentials
    -There is a 'glass ceiling'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide support to entry level researchers so they can develop the skills necessary to continue with their career goals at other organizations in the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    life-work balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto

    Pros

    working with lots of nice people, work-life balance

    Cons

    less chances for promotion, and not getting permanent position cos there is no room for it

  7.  

    Good job opportunities, but administrators are at best, very restricted, and at worst, unhelpful and rude

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You are able to get great training at the University of Toronto. There are a lot of opportunities to explore your interests as a teaching assistant, as long as you are teaching at the satellite campuses (St. George campus' opportunities are more restricted due to high demand).

    Cons

    You are severely restricted in the help you can offer students. You are also almost required to have an adversarial attitude towards all students, because usually, you will spend a disproportionate amount of time on your most troublesome students, while the good students do not take any of your time. Thus, you are restricted in your ability to be available and collaborative with students, especially if you are assisting in large courses.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A nice place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The University of Toronto provided a great opportunity to learn and lead. There were many opportinuities for exposure to cutting edge research. Having a great PI was critical.

    Cons

    Contract nature of work made long term stability impossible. Tranistory nature of working with students meant that culture changes would occur with student turn over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Research assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Good system to keep your work on track
    Good level of support to conduct your research and projects

    Cons

    Might not be enough interactions and collaborations between others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    This is a title about working at the university of TOronto

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto

    Pros

    Great. Very congenial. Good place to work. Good benefits. Great salary. Downtown loation.

    Cons

    Toronto is expensive, more than one might expect.

  11.  

    Super Supportive

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

    I worked at University of Toronto as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked 4 jobs at UofT and they were all amazing experiences. The staff here are very considerate and take into account your academics and extra curriculars. The environment is perfect for learning and picking up new skills.

    Cons

    Not a problem about UofT, but I personally find that the work experience here is severely belittled by potential employers. Despite learning plenty, it doesn't get recognized as much as it should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create even more student positions please!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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