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University of Toronto Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance may be difficult (in 11 reviews)

  • Though the hourly rate is quite high, unfortunately we are not offered too many working hours due to the visa limit for international students (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "PHD EXPERIENCE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Multicultural, I feel the environment is very friendsly. Lots of good resources that students can use. Lots of collaboration between the department

    Cons

    Takes very long to graduate. The average is 5.5 years where the target is 4 years. In some art and science department it can even be as long as 8 years


  2. "Customer Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    not an extremely heavy work load.

    Cons

    not many hours are there

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  3. "Communications Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    autonomy, good working conditions, friendly atmosphere, good team dynamic. I enjoyed my role overall it was highly social and allowed for good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The role at times could be a bit narrow in terms of responsibility and there wasn't any room for innovation or out of the box thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Have more self-awareness of efficacy of certain tasks, and the insight to measure outcomes in a more meaningful and genuine way.


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  5. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    great experience, learned a lot, worked with profs

    Cons

    there were not any cons


  6. "my perspective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    fair amount of freedom on the job

    Cons

    low salary given the number of responsibilities.


  7. "PhD candidate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student, Researcher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student, Researcher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Full stipend, freedom in research, flexible hours, great work environment, lots of social activity.

    Cons

    10 days vacation of standard vacation.

    Advice to Management

    More support with post-academic career choice is needed.


  8. "teaching assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    -good pay
    -intensive three hours in the lab each week

    Cons

    -it would be better if there are more TAs for each lab


  9. "Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Excellent workplace with many talented people

    Cons

    can't comment at the moment


  10. "Great part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, great experience

    Cons

    Not enough hours for the workload

    Advice to Management

    Review contracts


  11. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    Worked with great professors and researchers

    Cons

    Pay was not too great



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