York University Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Decent place. But the reputation was weak and it was good to move on from there.

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    York University had a good benefits program when I was there. I think it was
    defined contributions.

    Cons

    It was fine, except I didn't like being in a union. Especially when the union went on strike. Salary was not super competitive, especially when considering the cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.

  2. It depends which faculty you are working for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is really good compare to other places

    Cons

    Not enough room for career advancement

  3. Research Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant

    I worked at York University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good Insurance benefits
    Helpful professors

    Cons

    Work indefinitely
    Work even in the weekends to meet deadlines

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  5. Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It was a very positive experience to work with such talented academics in the field of vision research and psychophysics. Great atmosphere, pay, benefits, management and coworkers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion or upwards climbing apart from an increase in hours. Not a long-term job but good for part-time work for a student.

  6. Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, good benefits. Everything is pretty good.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is kind of hard.

    Advice to Management

    Give students more freedom. Benefits are great.

  7. Horrible experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked 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

    The culture in the organization was informal and relaxed environment with good benefits including opportunities for career and academic advancement. Excellent pension scheme.

    Cons

    Very conservative and surprising although innovation was preached their IT infrastructure was poor for the central administration. My attempt to change things were met with strong opposition by some of the senior folks whose knowledge of technology was limited. Some of the infrastructure i recreated during my short term with them are being used long after leaving the organization. I was surprised to observed that a reputable educational institution has very inefficient staff human capital management system and kept inaccurate data that made it nearly impossible to management the function for which i was employed. The hated any collaboration with Unions even if it is for their mutual benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Advice management to get rid of staff who are not willing embrace innovation and technology that is aligned to the university's strategy to attract and retain talents to its administrative staff group.

  8. lots of learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at York University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was given a lot of independence in my role and had a very supportive team. I was able to learn a lot and made some excellent connections. Got to meet the President.

    Cons

    Spent a lot of time desk warming. Formal office setting that was sometimes boring. Leadership could have been more focused.

    Advice to Management

    Overall a very good place to work

  9. Research Assistance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible hours

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say

  10. Great experience & helpful team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Summer Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Summer Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at York University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Relaxed environment
    - Personable team
    - Thoughtful manager

    Cons

    - Tasks are not as challenging as one might expect

  11. Awesome time as a Peer Health Educator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Peer Health Educator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Peer Health Educator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working with students, feel rewarded, you can get volunteer hours ( plus pay if you work in certain roles), the training is awesome, meetings always had free food and was a great learning experience

    Cons

    During school hours so you need to balance studying and working.

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