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York University Reviews in Toronto, ON Canada

Updated Jul 14, 2014
York University – Toronto – “York University”

York University – Toronto – “York University”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 54 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

York University President Mamdouh Shoukri

Mamdouh Shoukri

(28 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Graduate Research experience

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

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

    ConsA lot of research paper to submit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work for new grads

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

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

    ConsNot a very dynamic place to work. Can get a little boring at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    contract

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

    Prosflexible hours, good team environment

    Consshort shifts, far from main campus

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate longer shift hours

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

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    Disappointed

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

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

    ConsMy 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)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    valuable learning experience

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

    Prosfriendly environment, low stress, flexible and convenient

    Conslack of communication, a little to relaxed environment at times

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate properly!

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

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    Nice place

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

    ProsGreat atmosphere, work can be interesting

    ConsPay could be higher, as usual

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Administrator

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) North York, ON (Canada)

    ProsFlexible schedule, good pay, nobody really pries into other people's work. Lots of opportunities to advance internally.

    ConsA big place so a lot of silo-ed operations. Everyone is trying to take from other budgets internally to address their own issues. HR is awful - I had been told I would be receiving full benefits upon job offer but these were later retracted. Campus has a reputation for being unsafe.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the freeloaders who have no interest in advancing the University's goals or are averse to change. Build relationships internally between faculties and departments to remove the "us vs. them" budget mentality of the place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Parking Control Officer

    Parking Control Officer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsGet work-life balance - caring of your education
    Easy to book off - no questions asked
    Great wages

    ConsShifts are given out by total seniority - hard to get permanent shifts but easy to pick up shifts on call if you seniority is low

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

     

    Great place to work as part-time student.

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

    ProsI worked with Instructional Technology Centre as a Computer Technician to deliver and facilitate use of Audio Visual (AV) equipment in classrooms, meeting rooms, labs and university facilities. Also, we provided technical assistance to Professors to ensure optimal classroom use of instructional technology.

    It was a routine job, but the work environment (@ York and within ITC) was collegial and positive.

    ConsThere was a lot of walking involved and the evening shift always ended late. Getting to and from York is expensive regardless of driving or public transit.

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    A great student job that's simple and provides spending money.

    Resident Night Porter (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe hours of this job were very accommodating for a busy student's schedule. Not too many responsibilities. Each shift is 3 hours - you work approximately 6 or 9 hours a week (2 or 3 shifts).

    ConsThe job is a bit repetitive and boring. At times you can also feel unimportant and insignificant.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSecurity guards sometimes give uncomfortable vibes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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