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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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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. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    High powered placed with great ppl and looks of resources.

    Cons

    Postdocs are not considered "employees" officially so its like you are doing contract work. This may of changed since this review has been posted.
    Taxes are not automatically withdrawn and you have negotiate and figure out health benefits (other than OHIP).


  2. "Graduate student career development in Biochemistry"

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for development (professional and skills-based). While the student stipend is limited in relation to cost of living, it's possible to graduate with a Master's or PhD without debt (tuition and living).

    Cons

    Some tenured professors are not invested in teaching and mentorship, as is usual for large universities and labs. There is little oversight for treatment of post-docs, as well.

    Advice to Management

    Post-doc association and/or ombudsperson.

  3. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, good opportunities, location

    Cons

    Benefits, lack of competition for positions


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They offer very good pay

    Cons

    I do not see any cons for it.


  5. "teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, atmosphere, hours, educational opportunities

    Cons

    no breaks, no health insurance

    Advice to Management

    improve empl;oyee relations


  6. "I worked there as a research assistant during phd study"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot to list: It is the best university in Canada, good professors, top students and top coworkers.

    Cons

    Housing is expensive in the downtown campus. Some of the buildings are really old. Parking is also very expensive.


  7. "Depends on which research group you work in!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great for resume

    Cons

    Work could get boring at times

  8. "Postdoctoral Research Associate at 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

    Top research environment. Access to specialized research equipment.

    Cons

    Must be self-driven to make significant contributions.


  9. "Excellent exposure to research and friendly colleagues"

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

    Pros

    You get to learn from the best in your field of interest.

    Cons

    Low-pay but the experience you get out of it is priceless.


  10. "UofT TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Good pay rate, good conditions depending on prof

    Cons

    Grading turn around often very tight dealdine


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