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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. "Lots of benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Librarian in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Librarian in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance; good benefits & work flexibility

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and overly process oriented

    Advice to Management

    Re-examine if processes are required


  2. "good income as student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    none to mention at the moment

  3. "Research Assistance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Excellent Research projects and facility, resourceful and collaborative globally.

    Cons

    Pay less than industry.


  4. "All depends on your supervisor and field"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    If your supervisor is nice, you will not have a hard time. Otherwise you might get a hard time.
    If your research area is related to industry real work (probably not) or you are doing in a field which is in high demand today, the degree helps.
    Your experience also depends on your colleagues in the graduate room you work in. Some environment are bad. People competes and does not give help

    Cons

    Please see the pros. Everything could has two sides


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, ability to work at home, good pay, great opportunity

    Cons

    unstable job that does not guarantee constant funding; have other sources of income


  6. "building manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    good people and good pay

    Cons

    it can hard to get promoted


  7. "Good place to work"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and nice work environment

    Cons

    The hours granted were way less than what you would actually spend.

  8. "Grad Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Depends on the prof working with.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Toronto is an expensive city to live


  9. "Review of Student Services Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    The employee benefits are competitive and very fair.

    Cons

    A very large organization, often difficult to find your voice


  10. "Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice location, great reputation

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Whether you enjoy the job can depend on your manager

    Advice to Management

    Try to be consistent and communicate more clearly


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