York University Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work load is sometimes a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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

    Pros

    Great work/ research environment, resources

    Cons

    Not enough grad courses available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place for students

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    Current Employee - Workstudy in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Workstudy in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great culture
    great environment
    flexible hours (since they know you're a student and school comes first)

    Cons

    Nothing really
    Minimal pay ( but this is a very entry level jobs for student so it's expected)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. good

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    good environment. There are many opportunities for you to try news things. Colleagues are really capability. You have summer and winter vacation.

    Cons

    Too busy. Needs to do a tones of repeatable work. Too few promotion opportunities. You future career seems to be certain without any risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No.

    Positive Outlook
  9. Great experience

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

    I worked at York University

    Pros

    Great campus, great place to work at

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, too many internal hiring, hard to break in

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    Research Associate

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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 York University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work environment is great and team is motivating

    Cons

    Compensation is low and pace is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider increasing compensation

    Recommends
  11. Nice place too work, but not much prospects for growing

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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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice medical coverage policy, for dental and prescription, which is called CUPE plan.
    Security of job and a good balance in the workload.

    Cons

    Red tape: there are a lot of formalities involved and you have to plan for every move well ahead of time... My work was at times hindered because of the waiting for the approvals from management which could take months.
    Another drawback is the campus safety which is a matter of concern.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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