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Ryerson University Toronto Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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Pros
  • good compensation and work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Working there you have flexible hours, minimal personal supervision, and great bosses (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Tend to offer contract to contract rather than full-time position (in 10 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. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very consider and responsible employer

    Cons

    pay hour is shorter than average


  2. "Ryerson University Review"

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    Former Intern - Innovation and Partnership Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Innovation and Partnership Support in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee atmosphere, in the heart of downtown so close proximity to great food and entertainment

    Cons

    Not much room for vertical progression as most people have been in their senior roles for 3-5+ years.

  3. "Cultural Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Cultural Ambassador in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cultural Ambassador in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very nice and friendly environment.

    Cons

    The new management of ISS is not that professional.


  4. "I was a teaching assistant and I really enjoyed working at Ryerson University."

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for part-time work and it was interesting.

    Cons

    None, but teaching assistant could be paid more per hour.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Editor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Editor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful, friendly, and helpful colleagues. Meaningful work. Beautiful location and facilities.

    Cons

    Downtown traffic can be tricky


  6. "Best Place to be"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Community, Equity and Inclusivity

    Cons

    Campus a bit spread out

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. "TA - Multiple"

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    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great for grad students -- professors are always personable, payment is good (if confusing schedule-wise) and facilities on campus are great.

    Cons

    Like all TA work, it can be precarious. Poor notification systems for upcoming work, and the careers portal can be very frsutrating and repetitive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the process by which applicants apply for jobs, such that they are able to identify jobs that they are a good fit for more quickly and accurately, especially for Teaching assistants who work term-to-term.

  8. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Chemical Engineer in Ryerson University, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and co-workers. Pretty good life. Nice people.

    Cons

    Nothing really. A lot of bad overtime work with lousy pay. Students too loud and stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, don't be lazy, hire better human resources, pay us more.


  9. "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.


  10. "Program Manager, Continuing Education"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryerson University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work that was never the same from day to day, great colleagues and instructors, good salary, benefits and retirement plan, vacation days increase with years worked.

    Cons

    Too political, top level of staff work in mysterious ways, seemingly no rationale forchoices made by top-level decision-makers.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency would be great - to understand the REAL reason behind the decision that are made. Explain why you make the decision you do that affect the lives of your employees!


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