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University of Toronto Toronto Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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  • The work/life balance may be difficult to kept during the terms that you attend courses (in 12 reviews)

  • Low Pay, still have to pay tuition (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "U of T Work Study Central Administration"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insightful work - you get to actually learn about the institutional operations that makes everything possible. It's a complex, decentralized organization which poses some interesting challenges and learning opportunities for work/study students.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, and they cap your total hours at 200.

    Advice to Management

    Individual departments should determine the hourly wage as a lot of the work warrants a pay rate higher than minimum wage. But most importantly, students should be able to choose how many hours they work.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, inside the campus

    Cons

    The job is quite tedious.

  3. "Graduate Student life at UofT"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student In Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - PhD Student In Engineering in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of professional development programs
    - Number of TA positions
    - Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    - Too little leaning experience from research supervisors
    - Tenured supervisors can treat students as slaves and no one can stop them
    - Too much waste of time and growth curve is very very low

    Advice to Management

    Need student oriented policies not supervisor oriented
    Fundamental science is great, but innovative research as well!


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Research Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Research Fellow in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and colleagues

    Cons

    Low pay, no job security


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great way to train yourself for classroom teaching

    Cons

    Most of the times a TA ends up putting in extra number of hours for which he is not compensated


  6. "MASc at UofT"

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    Current Employee - MASc At University of Toronto in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - MASc At University of Toronto in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good environment to work on, good location

    Cons

    Academic research might take a long time to actually give some promising results


  7. "Ph.D. student in MIE of University of Toronto"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The faculty members of the department are usually very helpful and easy-going.

    Cons

    The administrative part of the department is not as good as its faculty side. Staff here are not willing to help if you ask for something that is not routinely done in their everyday's work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to how the students feel.

  8. "Lab Manager"

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good community atmosphere and friendly people.

    Cons

    Advancement can be somewhat limited


  9. "Good place to work in"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly-qualified faculty members and smart students

    Cons

    Life is bit expensive near the university


  10. "Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    A gentle step into employment, very considerate professors, always discusses before making decisions

    Cons

    Sometimes, the workload is more than what is specified in the initial contract

    Advice to Management

    A good place to work


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