University of Toronto - A great place to work, as long as you can put up with the typical bureaucracy and lethargy of a large institution. | Glassdoor
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"A great place to work, as long as you can put up with the typical bureaucracy and lethargy of a large institution."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent benefits, competitive salaries, great professional development. Lots of variation between departments, in terms of work environment and types of jobs. At the Scarborough Campus, there is a pretty good culture of collegiality and collaboration. Also, the campus is constantly growing, which allows for positional growth and new opportunities.

Cons

It's an enormous institution full of levels of bureaucracy and red tape. While your department might be forward-thinking and nimble, the 'approval process' to move on opportunities can be painfully slow. This can be entirely frustrating and de-motivating. Also, many issues can easily 'fall through the cracks', leaving workers in lower-level positions feeling forgotten as they wait for upper management to make decisions.

Advice to Management

There are many very talented people who cycle through entry level positions because there isn't enough attention being paid to employee retention and development on the lower levels. This is a huge shame, seeing as many of these positions are filled by graduates of UofT, who automatically start with institutional knowledge and loyalty. Something needs to be done to keep the institution from either bleeding talent or breeding discontent.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Toronto

  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Contractor - Website Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Website Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at University of Toronto as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very gracious and helpful.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of


  2. "Decent wages, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    unionized position so raises automatic, good benefits, extra perks such as subsidized metro passes

    Cons

    no bonuses or raises based on productivity/hard work, anything related to administration takes a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't know why it takes so long to get things done when requested (ie: repairs, feedback for questions, etc.)

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