York University Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Software Developer

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    Current Intern - Software Develeoper in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Develeoper in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very good environment to work in.
    -Good technology.
    -Very informative and understanding co-workers.

    Cons

    -Pay is less compared to intern-ships
    -No benefits for part time students

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the pay and money matters of students

  2. Annual fund representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of interactions with alumni so you know what it's like to be out in the field. Trained you well and gave you lots of scripts so you're not at a loss. Lots of coaching sessions to help you improve if you were struggling. Stickers gave you five minutes off work to leave early if you want.

    Cons

    Felt like they were treating you a child. Weren't allowed to talk to anyone, got scolded if you took too many breaks. The material they give you to use in scripts wasn't always updated. There wasn't an overall sense of excitement in work place even though they tried to foster it

    Advice to Management

    Be more lenient. Allow people to bring in their books or browse the internet if they're just listening to a phone dial for 3 hours.

  3. Great experience for concurrent student

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Involvement in the academic community
    -Good research assistantship stipends compared to other institutions
    -Opportunities for growth (e.g. conferences, consortiums, summer schools, graduate studies, invigilating etc)

    Cons

    -Gloomy and depressing environment and facilities
    -Not in a great area
    -University reputation is not strong
    -HR is not very supportive of student employees

    Advice to Management

    -HR should be more supportive to student employees

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  5. Night porter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly supervisors, overall good job

    Cons

    Gets repetitive and monotonous sometimes, can be fast paced during holidays

  6. Extremely friendly faculties and stuffs

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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 York University part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - people are very friendly and welcoming, ready to help whenever anyone asked
    - flexible schedule
    - respectful work environment

    Cons

    - IT supports and payroll system really slow
    - Food sucks, really sucks
    - Noisy TTC construction is taking forever
    - Slightly above minimum pay for part time workers

    Advice to Management

    - Add more food variety to Yorklane's non-junk-food selection.
    - Sandwiches and salad sold at Schulich are the worst I've eaten in my life

  7. Doctoral Student- PhD

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

    I have been working at York University full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Compensation for student funding is good. You also get a lot of teaching experience which is part of your funding package.

    Cons

    To get the full funding package, you have to teach a lot which takes away from your own research time and can be a source of distraction especially when you have to deal with student questions.

    Advice to Management

    I think that York University could provide a minimum funding for all graduate students and teaching should be optional. Also, they need to target better students into their programs.

  8. Not hiring

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    Former Contractor - Administrative Secretary in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Administrative Secretary in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of my coworkers are great. Permanent employees have pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    I was a temp for years and they kept me that way so they wouldn't have to give me benefits. It's very difficult to get a proper job with them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop removing union jobs. Stop mistreating loyal employees who used to love the university. many of us genuinely love the community but are so hurt and downtrodden now.

  9. TA

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity. Chance to improve your public speaking skills. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Work load is sometimes a lot.

  10. DATA CLERK

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There was real team work spirit.

    Cons

    They do not employ directly and hence short contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Kudos for the trainings and listening ears

  11. Good research opportunity

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

    I have been working at York University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/ research environment, resources

    Cons

    Not enough grad courses available

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