University of Toronto
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University of Toronto Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Meric Gertler

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    PhD Student

    Student (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsChallenging and interesting. Allows freedom in topics of research.

    ConsScholarships pays quite poor, compares to industry.

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

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    Working as TA at UofT can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time!

    Graduate Student/Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsWorking with students is a great way to improve interpersonal skills and your leadership skills. UofT is a well established university worldwide.

    ConsI wish I had more hours to as a TA. I wish I had more time to dedicate to each student separately, at times it can get overwhelming to attend to a large student group at the same time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps organizing a weekly meeting with all the TAs in order to make sure a consistent result can be very beneficial.

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

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    Great teaching experience opportunities

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

    Pros- Allows teaching assistants to fully engage with their students to help promote understanding of material
    - Pay is above average for teaching assistants in the GTA.

    Cons- Try to make sure TAs have a variety of tasks to do (not just labelled as a "marking TA")

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be more screening of TAs done to make sure they can speak proper English

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

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    Not a great place if you are looking for a career; unionized jobs with a weak union.

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

    ProsDiscounts on tuition fees; free undergraduate tuition for children.

    ConsPoor health and pension plan; low wages; routine, unpaid, overtime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to the employment agreements you agreed to with the union, don't try to stall every step in the process. Check on overtime, it's being abused. Not everyone is 45+ with children, some of us want to have careers. Culture of doing as little as possible, going the extra mile is not rewarded (possibly penalized).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Im a student at U of T, I have worked in labarotory research.

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

    ProsIt provides numerous resoures and connections since Toronto is the biggest city in Canada and is leads in many sectors. including scientific research, education, finance, and business.

    ConsThe competition is high here. You need to find you own pace of life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe resources must be put into profitble sectors.

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    Enjoyable, relatively stress free. Well paying.

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

    Pros-Get to work with other team members all the time
    -Only work 4-5 hours a week so one can focus on school too
    -Great wage
    -Instructors are reasonable with their expectations

    Cons-Students are often lazy and ask questions which have already been answered or can't be answered ("what is on the midterm"?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent research oriented environment.

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

    ProsThe labs and facilities are modern and spacious. Training for my work was provided by my supervisor prior to the start of the job. All aspects of the payroll were promptly managed by the payroll officer. Overall, everything was conducive to my learning experience as a part-time summer research assistant.

    ConsThe amount of pay is low, at 10.25 per hour plus 4 percent vacation bonus. Nonetheless, this is to be expected from a part time student position. The research experience was well worth it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity to gaining experience of assisting and coordinating

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

    ProsVery few hours. It doesn't affect your own studies.

    ConsNot enough money to cover your daily expenses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess face-to-face meetings if possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    ProsWorked as a research assistant - paid well and a lot of autonomy to work on your own. Got the job from being in the prof's class.

    Consexperience can be a bit limited

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    ProsYou have your own alone time when you want it come in and go out of the lab as you please.

    ConsA lot of things can go wrong as it is research but it's all worth it at the end.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing all is good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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