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University of Toronto Toronto Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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Meric S. Gertler
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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. "Good school"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good research resources. Lots of research opportunities.

    Cons

    Courses are often poorly run


  2. "Postdoctorl Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge research with brilliant professors.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of long-term job prospects


  3. "TA Coordinator at UofT"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Compensation is absolutely fantastic
    - Most people I have worked with are very genuine, and hard working
    - Endless opportunities to converse with various academics

    Cons

    - None
    - Parking is a bit expensive

    Advice to Management

    UofT has been by far the best place I have worked at. This statement is still true even though I have been in the workforce for over 2 years after UofT.


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  5. "Journal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Journal Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Journal Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and good benefits, well known organization

    Cons

    I do not recall of anything the moment


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility in terms of hours and scope of work was great. Included free gym membership.

    Cons

    Salary is low for obvious reasons. Benefits are minimal.


  7. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for improving soft skills and increase network. Great labs and collaborations with industry and hospitals.

    Cons

    High tuition for international students. Limited scholarship for international students


  8. "Research Assiatant"

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

    Pros

    Excellent Working Environment and great place for young innovators to express their ideas.

    Cons

    Exteremely Competitive, Poor Compensation and too much focus on Grades. Takes too long for decisions to be made; too much administrative work for reserachers.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Postgraduate Program Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Career opportunities available at all campuses

    Cons

    Some challenges, depending on which Department you are working in

    Advice to Management

    University of Toronto


  10. "As a sessional instructor"

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    Current Contractor - PhD Researcher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - PhD Researcher in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Toronto as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unionized; responsibilities are clear

    Cons

    Contract positions are not always announced; Preference to hire employees is sometimes given based on relationships; The selection process is not always clear


  11. "Happy Student and Part-Time Employee"

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    Current Contractor - Student Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Student Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Work/School Balance
    -More than minimum wadge

    Cons

    -Sometimes poorly organized
    -Bureaucratic
    -Limited upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    -Improve upwards mobility


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