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Ryerson University Canada Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • good compensation and work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good working environment and great overall experience (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Few hours are given to student staff so it may not be enough income as a part time job (in 10 reviews)

  • But at the same time I was a student and I am sure I could apply for a full time role after graduation (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "I love Ryerson"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You're always up-to-date with current issues and trends. My manager is awesome. Free education!

    Cons

    It has some down time, but can't complain


  2. "Application developer"

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    Current Contractor - Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Applications Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    hard to get permanent position


  3. "Very good and very bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Fair wages; lovely people low on the management chain; great benefits

    Cons

    Often toxic politics; ineffective union; a narrow organizational focus on entrepreneurship

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul your HR department


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The staff are great, it is fantastic place to work, and it is a great atmosphere if you like being around young people.

    Cons

    Some of the administration moves slowly.


  6. "Supportive environment, great coworkers, focus of EDI, benefits are great."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, fair pay, great benefits. I really enjoy working with students. Lots of training and learning opportunities. It's a close knit community.

    Cons

    Politics play a part. Can become too comfortable. Advancement is slow.


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time

    Pros

    Working there you have flexible hours, minimal personal supervision, and great bosses. Additionally, the pay is very good.

    Cons

    There seems to be such a flexibility that it is hard to stay focused and sometimes instructions aren't clear.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, nothing. Management is great; overall it is a great workplace!


  8. "research assistant"

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

    I worked at Ryerson University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    overall the working environment is good

    Cons

    location is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    nil


  9. "Very good workplace"

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    Former Employee - Distributed Systems Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Distributed Systems Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I worked at Ryerson University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and senior management.

    Cons

    The office layout was too open.

    Advice to Management

    Great employee management!


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryerson University part-time

    Pros

    Great hours and very fair pay for the workload.

    Cons

    Do not continue to offer employment opportunities to graduates.


  11. "Architectural Science Cooperative Education Internship Liaison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time

    Pros

    You can work at your own schedule, you learn a lot about certain processes and skills, and the management is great.

    Cons

    Sometimes it get's a little hard balancing school and work.



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