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Updated September 23, 2017
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Meric S. Gertler
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  • The work/life balance may be difficult to kept during the terms that you attend courses (in 11 reviews)

  • Low Pay, still have to pay tuition (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Hart House Programme Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, creative employees and beautiful building. If you're a student intern, the Programme office still ropes you in on projects and you get some great experience. They adapt to your student schedule.

    Cons

    It's highly dependent on who is working in the Programme office above you, obviously. I had great supervisors, but they tend to turn over every few years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your interns well!


  2. "Please raise pay!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with world class researchers.

    Cons

    Pay is way too low.

  3. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto as a contractor

    Pros

    Fairly good compensation, which includes a 4% bump for vacation pay. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    No office space provided, and different professors can be more or less clear in defining your tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Providing adequate office space for graduate researchers would go a long way to enhance the work experience.


  4. "Low pay but excellent research environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Research Environment, get to work with world class researchers

    Cons

    Low Pay, still have to pay tuition

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay!


  5. "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation well below market rates.


  6. "Teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Other than for lecturing, flexible hours. Compensation is also favourable and union tends to be helpful and proactive.

    Cons

    Your time there will be highly dependent on the professor for whom you TA. Some are very easygoing, supporting, and helpful, others are just the opposite.


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free lunch and catering, nice colleagues so its easy to mingle during social hours. Also not that bad management, they care for their employees and I felf I belong to them.

    Cons

    Not a lot of advancement. There not much room to show what I am capable of, which I think is most important in a large company. Why work for a company when you do not get that amount of compensation?

    Advice to Management

    Overall I love the company. I think the company should focus on getting new products out for free. Free means a lot to user base and expanding this is critical

  8. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    TAed in engineering sciences program for two years. Work independently at your own schedule with minimal supervision, though help is available when you need it.

    Cons

    Can be stressful. Also, work tends to come in big waves in mid and end of semester projects and exam marking.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I have is that management should have consequences for poor TA/Prof reviews, and generally take the, more seriously.


  9. "Reviers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    has a great environment for student and it helps create an area where they are pushed in order to succeed and do the best that they can

    Cons

    costs obviously are a downside with any other school. the size of the school is also a downside to most people anyways but it depends on their own taste

    Advice to Management

    Good job and obviously just do the best that you guys can with the resources that you are provided by the public and the country


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Toronto (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is a good place to study. i really like the place and the way teacher teach here. Even the environment is good too

    Cons

    did not find much cons however there is less fun because of overburden

    Advice to Management

    they can give students more oppotunity to explore


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