York University Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
80 Reviews
3.7
80 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get work-life balance - caring of your education (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule that works around your class times (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Calling alumni who didn't want to be called or who had a bad experience at York (in 2 reviews)

  • Too much bureaucracy and red tape makes it difficult to work efficiently (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome time as a Peer Health Educator

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    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 for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent pay, flexible hours,

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

    I worked at York University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible. Good for offsetting costs while doing your studies. Also it looks good on the old resume when applying to jobs in the future..

    Opportunity to take seminars in research methods and advanced stats as well as statistical programming

    Cons

    Repetitive nature of the job.
    Middle management can be overbearing at times, treating the research assistants like machines rather than people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work experience for a student

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

    I have been working at York University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked during my undergraduate degree here. The managers offered a lot of flexibility and the experience gained complimented my coursework.

    Cons

    The compensation could be better for student positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Security Personnel

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    Former Employee - Security Personnel  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Personnel in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at York University in the Security Department provides students with excellent opportunities to work while studying, including a work/life balance and flexibility.

    Cons

    Should have more opportunities for employees within the university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have more opportunities for employees within the university.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Research experience

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

    I worked at York University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A flexible and exciting position with a wonderful supervisor always available to help and give a clear guidance in facilitating the work.

    Cons

    A lot of research paper to submit.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great work for new grads

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    Former Employee - Computer Support Technician  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Computer Support Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place to get some experience before moving onto the corporate world. Generally, people are supportive and the work environment is fairly relaxed.

    Cons

    Not a very dynamic place to work. Can get a little boring at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    contract

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    Former Employee - Annual Fund Representative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Annual Fund Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible hours, good team environment

    Cons

    short shifts, far from main campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create longer shift hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Postgraduate Student  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Postgraduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University full-time

    Pros

    The salary is good compared to other universities, and the health insurance is good, the context is slow

    Cons

    My supervisor was bad (changed supervisors afterwards)
    The administration is bad (dumb and slow)
    Classes are badly organized (difficult to learn, bad marking, few courses to choose from)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    valuable learning experience

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

    I have been working at York University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly environment, low stress, flexible and convenient

    Cons

    lack of communication, a little to relaxed environment at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate properly!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, work can be interesting

    Cons

    Pay could be higher, as usual

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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