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York University Canada Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work environment, warm colleagues (in 26 reviews)

  • Great Work/Life Balance for employees (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for the hours, mostly covers tuition to the program but not enough if you want to eat or pay rent (in 12 reviews)

  • Part time, I have not had any bad experiences (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good Team, Professional Environment.

    Cons

    Difficult to achieve a full-time position.


  2. "MBA students"

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    Current Employee - MBA Student in North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - MBA Student in North York, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    diversified learning environment and alumni network

    Cons

    poor location, far from downtown and Bay street

  3. "Senior Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    collegial environment and good colleagues

    Cons

    bureaucracy is very slow; benefits for research associates are less; pay is less

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the layers of bureaucracy!


  4. "Good place to start off at"

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

    I worked at York University (More than a year)

    Pros

    good networking opportunities and connections, flexible hours, but pay was low

    Cons

    lower pay than desired, not much opportunity for growth once you graduate


  5. "Great Experience at York"

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

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

    Pros

    - open working environment
    - friendly staff and students
    - great facilities for research

    Cons

    - the bureaucracy is byzantine

    Advice to Management

    - improve efficiency in administration to cut through all the bureaucratic stuff


  6. "Parking Control Officer"

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    Current Employee - Parking Enforcement Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Parking Enforcement Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at York University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/ Study balance
    Student job
    Great pay

    Cons

    Management is difficult and very traditional
    Introduces unnecessary work rules

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback from employees


  7. "Research Associate"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ongoing opportunity to develop new skills

    Cons

    No disadvantages to conducting research at York U

    Advice to Management

    No particular advice to offer.

  8. "Would love to work more"

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    Current Contractor - Marker/Grader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Marker/Grader in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good coworkers, good boss. Very relax environment to work in. Fridge and microwave available so you can bring your own healthy lunch.

    Cons

    Long hours siting each time. Back might hurt at the end of the day. Most food vendors close early when you work (weekend).

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Great benefits and pay."

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

    I have been working at York University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, really good pay to be honest

    Cons

    Politics, but to be honest every office has it


  10. "Great benefits for teaching assistants"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including dental and other health needs.

    Cons

    Assignment to courses is a bit last minute.

    Advice to Management

    Try to swiftly and actively avoid strikes.


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