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Ryerson University Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • good compensation and work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Outstanding work environment at the Dept of Physics (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to secure full time employment (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "review of RA job"

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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

    Pros

    - had an amazing supervisor, got some good work done

    Cons

    - it takes forever to get anything published


  2. "RAC administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Ryerson University part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly people, not much to do

    Cons

    Gets boring and depressing (working underground all day).

    Advice to Management

    Management is very nice.

  3. "Student Recruitment Department - Not Transparent, No Room For Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - opportunities to develop strong public speaking skills
    - paid travel
    - development of customer service and people skills

    Cons

    - office management is never present (always travelling)
    - no recognition for exceptional performance
    - burn out of staff is glorified and inevitable, but management tries to package the experience in a desirable way
    - there is ZERO transparency in this office. Ryerson is meant to be a forward, innovative institution but there is no room for suggestions in Student Recruitment, your place is made very clear
    - full time permanent positions are hard to come by, many employees have no job security and are kept on contracts

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and learn how to properly value your star employees. Practice what you preach - don't say you are authentic and then be underhanded and have a very tabu culture. Be open with your employees about extension and potential for jobs rather than stringing them along when there is no real opportunity for a full time position.


  4. "Teaching Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Outstanding work environment at the Dept of Physics. Very friendly staff

    Cons

    I don't have anything to add for cons other than updating few of the equipment in the teaching labs which I believe this has been done by now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryerson University part-time

    Pros

    Flex hours and autonomy with project work.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.


  6. "Good Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Flexible Schedule
    - Great staff
    - Clear Communication

    Cons

    Not that I can think of


  7. "Eng Student Ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ryerson University part-time

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility and good pay for students ($14/hr plus benefits and vacation pay)

    Cons

    unclear instructions for certain projects

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Ryerson University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -good culture overall, though very decentralized, so this differs a bit around campus
    -progressive leadership
    -lots of new buildings going up

    Cons

    -space is an issue, new buildings may help this
    -commute is congested in Toronto


  9. "Flexible work environment with great people"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, and supervisors are very accommodating. Great pay and the people make the work fun. Working there while studying is a great!

    Cons

    There are really not many cons to working at Ryerson while you study there. Some of the work may be boring but it's generally a good environment.


  10. "Ryerson Student Learning Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Student Learning Centre Specialist
    Former Employee - Student Learning Centre Specialist

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

    Pros

    It's a very inclusive and fun environment where everyone is friendly and understanding of the balance of school and work life. They make it easy to swap shifts on an app. You do something new each shift and it's never boring. The team leads at the student learning centre can be both a professional worker and a friend at the same time. They give feedback every 3 months on your performance and satisfactory level with the position.

    Cons

    It's hard to get more shifts due to the number of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going, you're doing it right!


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