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Ryerson University 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. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  2. "Architectural Science Cooperative Education Internship Liaison"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 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.


  3. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Ryerson University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience, relationships with professors, learn new skills

    Cons

    Sometimes it is volunteer work, and no pay

    Advice to Management

    Try to allocate more tasks to interns, so work is evenly distributed.


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  5. "Ryerson Part-Time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great atmosphere to work in, everyone is very supportive, the facilities are very well maintained and clean.

    Cons

    There are not many cons, it is really great working for Ryerson. They could add more areas to work/ special faculty work spaces.


  6. "Great Teaching Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Contract Lecturer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Contract Lecturer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very good pay rates, excellent programs, interesting students.
    Because they hire working professionals to teach in the Continuing Education programs, it's a great opportunity to share the knowledge you've acquired in your profession.

    Cons

    some administrative headaches. Hiring is semester by semester, so no real job stability, and you don't know if you've been hired until a couple of weeks before courses start.

    Advice to Management

    hire instructors for multiple semesters. Drastically improve the HR website. The application process is very difficult to figure out, and the website is completely hopeless.


  7. "Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work place and people to work with

    Cons

    Not enough career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Management/ Dept heads need to find ways to increase after graduation employment opportunities for fresh Grad.


  8. "Beware of University-funded shell game"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Lots of publicity and support for Ryerson University.
    A 3 month program that covers basic entrepreneurial concepts for students and recent graduates who have no experience in business development

    Cons

    The University misrepresents the opportunities that they can provide. Once you enroll in the program you are essentially ignored. They conduct a cookie-cutter approach to training that provides little to no support in developing your venture but satisfies the minimum requirements to receive government funding. In face, this entire program was developed to showcase the University and to build public relations content for their industry partners. More importantly, it's a way to funnel government grand money to the university

    Advice to Management

    You need an honest assessment about what you're actually providing versus what you're promising to iBoost members. Work with a smaller number of students to develop truly successful enterprises that contribute back to the economy... that's what you're supposed to be paid to do. Chasing after grant money is low hanging fruit, but it's unethical and will negatively impact your staff and the University in the long run.


  9. "Value for teaching"

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

    Pros

    diverse student body
    values for teaching and keeping students engaged

    Cons

    limited flexibility with course syllabus


  10. "Environmet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Downtown Toronto, Professional teachers, Active students

    Cons

    distributed departments, poor library


  11. "Administration Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Environment with caring staff.
    Great benefits, and good pay.
    Great opportunities for internal growth

    Cons

    Slow moving on decisions, difficult to get things to change. Seems to be a disconnect between Senior Management and Front Line staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff at all levels. Ensure decisions are principled not political.



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