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Updated May 23, 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. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Woodbridge, York, SC
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Woodbridge, York, SC

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best job I ever had. Good working environment. People are nice and helpful. Many chances to grow with in the organization

    Cons

    Its in down town so travelling is difficult. Unless you live in down town then it is a huge plus.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your building access equipment. There are times when your access card wont work and you will be stuck outside.


  2. "PostDoc Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Ryerson University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Advanced, educational, friendly environment

    Cons

    Part time job, Less salary


  3. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    this is a good place to be

    Cons

    this is a nice place to be


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  5. "Working environment"

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

    I have been working at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    The benefits of Ryerson University are good.

    Cons

    The university facility is not good.


  6. "Graduate student"

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

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professors are supportive and available for consultation.

    Cons

    No office space for graduate students to work in.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "If you keep your opinion to yourself you'll do fine at The DMZ"

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    Former Employee - Support Staff in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Support Staff in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of networking opportunity within the tech environment and startup community - Good for people who don't need much direction and enjoy a very fast pace environment

    Cons

    Fear culture: opinions are discouraged, especially if you're female. No questions asked type of culture. Access to your union is highly discouraged--leading to employees not understanding their rights. - No transparency with management and staff. You're expected to be a chess player, rather than knowing what is going on or the path the company is going and how it will affect you - Misogynistic environment with a heavy "bro-culture" - High turn-over rate - Staff to write their own job description > leading there to be no Key Performance Indicator's in place to review how well a person is growing and learning within the company. This leads to a lot of people not understanding how their roles fit with others and people attempting to do work they aren't qualified for - Growth only happens for staff with certain managers who look after their team. All teams have different managers with different managing styles. This leads to only some teams being able to trust and get support from their managers. - No overtime or lieu days given, even though once you're unionized you are supposed to get this. - No real feedback

    Advice to Management

    This is really tough as the entire management team needs to be re-evaluated and assessed from outside of the company. You have employees who really want to learn and grow and you have to find the time to do that with them. Your attitude really affects the culture of the space. Simple measures such as smiling and greeting your staff, especially those not in your immediate team, can make a huge difference to the positivity of the culture. An office such as this should not make people feel anxious or depressed before going into work. There needs to be sensitivity training for all management--especially when dealing with a diverse group of people. Training should also be mandatory for all management who aren't qualified to manage a team. Finally, give your staff what they deserve. If they earned time off because of overtime then you should give it to them. There are mental wellness benefits to doing this. Overworked staff cannot put in 100%, rather they will give you up to % 65 at most. Appreciate your staff. They aren't cheap labour!


  8. "Intern Deans Office TRSM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Good pay with flexible hours, strong management

    Cons

    Work environment was quite, felt a bit unsocial

    Advice to Management

    Work on team culture


  9. "Health Promotion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ryerson is a wonderful place to work at. Employers are very accommodating and flexible.

    Cons

    None. This is a great place to work.


  10. "NA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    VERY GOOD UNIVERSITY. Recommended to new highschool grads

    Cons

    too many students and less study space.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  11. "Good place to work, great benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Good starting salary
    Good coworkers
    Strong union
    Important work

    Cons

    Nepotism - some hiring and promotion decisions were based entirely on personal relationships
    Bureaucracy - it took too many meetings and red tape to get important things done

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote the best people, avoid nepotism. Make those decisions more transparent.


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