I worked at University of Toronto full-time (More than a year)
Free lunch and catering, nice colleagues so its easy to mingle during social hours. Also not that bad management, they care for their employees and I felf I belong to them.
Not a lot of advancement. There not much room to show what I am capable of, which I think is most important in a large company. Why work for a company when you do not get that amount of compensation?
Advice to Management
Overall I love the company. I think the company should focus on getting new products out for free. Free means a lot to user base and expanding this is critical
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto.
Once admitted to a graduate program, you will be assigned an advisor (if not already previously arranged) or you will meet with the department administrator. Based on your previous studies or current research interests, you will typically be assigned, rather than be asked to choose, a professor to work with. There's no negotiating this. Because of this, it's not uncommon for scheduling conflicts to arise between the undergraduate class you're assigned and your own graduate school courses.
In some cases, professors will ask to meet you ahead of the class starting to judge the fit, but the likelihood of swapping assignments is slim. Show confidence so you're not taken advantage of by unreasonable work expectations, but do ask as many questions as needed to clarify the professor's expectations and avoid surprises later.
For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Toronto (U of T) has been named one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers that do the most to help their employees balance work and family obligations.