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Updated December 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great Work/Life balance for employees with family" (in 49 reviews)

  • "A stimulating work environment that gives room to think" (in 93 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to maintain a healthy work-life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • "There were no cons that I experienced" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Nice team, worked at home, flexible hours

    Cons

    low wage, not enough hours, little job opportunities


  2. "Great Research University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    World class professors
    Helpful staff to help you get set up
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Not UofT but the TTC makes it hard to get to work on time way too often.

  3. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere, people, research support, accessibility

    Cons

    expensive area to live in


  4. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    it is an interesting job you give children knowledge and start building new generation .it is essential to build children's confidence and teach them how to achieve success

    Cons

    it is stressful job


  5. "phd student psychology"

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

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    they have good benefits/ dental plans

    Cons

    work a lot and small graduate package, as usual for graduate students

    Advice to Management

    not applicable


  6. "hate it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    hate it bored don't like it

    Cons

    don't work for them sad


  7. "Great place to work for parents or people with other commitments"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Extremely reasonable pace of work, expectations, and great work-life balance. Fantastic benefits, agreeable co-workers. Campus is concerned with high quality of building.

    Cons

    Pace can be slow and extremely political.

  8. "Graduate student - research assistant experience at the University of Toronto"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    The University of Toronto provides a widely recognized name in many fields and provides some of the best support for any research. Many departments offer funding to the students working in them. Toronto is also a very nice area and provides a good place to live.

    Cons

    The standards here are extremely high. Going into graduate school, one expects to be challenged and it provides preparation for future work. However, don't go into graduate school at the University of Toronto unless you are serious about your work and willing to endure hardship.


  9. "PostDoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Saint George, UT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Saint George, UT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits through the union

    Cons

    Salaries are low depending on your supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Make postdoctoral programs more enticing by giving postdocs benefits, more grant opportunities etc.


  10. "A big and exciting place"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Professor in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Immense freedom, as a faculty member, to explore many aspects of society. A wonderful privilege to teach the next generation.

    Cons

    Very complicated at times; too many smart people make too-complex systems and occasionally lose site of the important thing - the people - the students.