York University Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2020

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4.0
82%
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69%
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York University President Mamdouh Shoukri
Mamdouh Shoukri
170 Ratings
Pros
  • "Co-workers and management are friendly, great work environment(in 57 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours; helping other students; collaborating on new projects(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Likely chance of strike during bargaining years(in 27 reviews)

  • "Labor relation concerns between the unionized employees and the employer arise every three to four years(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Student"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at York University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No teaching responsibilities and plenty of time for research, friendly faculty and staff.

    Cons

    Far away from downtown Toronto.

  2. "Good place for work in there."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University full-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere and very challenging

    Cons

    very bad wearer and facilities

  3. "Professor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York University full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to pursue whatever you like

    Cons

    Strong union to the point that there is virtually no accountability

  4. "Lab Technician at eServices"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York University

    Pros

    Short hours, little to no supervision, can do your own homework / surf the internet during downtime.

    Cons

    Low pay, mostly evening shifts during the school year, lots of downtime with not much to do.

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  5. "First and second year biology teaching assistant"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in University Gardens, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pays well for the amount of time you spend teaching. Getting to know and work with your students is enjoyable, and other ta's and professors are usually very helpful if you are a new ta.

    Cons

    You may be nervous on your first class but it gets better. In the beginning there is a lot of prep work, especially for classes you haven't taught before. But by the second or third time around it becomes super easy. Sometimes you have to invigilate mid terms or exams on weekends, and they are boring.

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  6. "Counselling and Disability Office Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple, MO

    I worked at York University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very comfortable atmosphere, laid back environment, pleasant staff

    Cons

    Not very many hours available

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  7. "Teaching Assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York University

    Pros

    Flexible hours with added benefit of learning a new subject depending on the course. I may also hold office hours virtually depending on the course. So work is flexible and may suit your schedule

    Cons

    Maybe high in workload depending on the course. The location of the university is not the best.

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  8. "I really enjoyed working here it was fun and I learned a lot through my supervisor who was very helpful at all times."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at York University

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working here it was fun and I learned a lot through my supervisor who was very helpful at all times.

    Cons

    It was hard work and long hours

  9. "amazing company and fun to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Support in North Bellmore, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good colleagues and team work. Management values employees based on their performance.

    Cons

    Less career advancement compare to outside world.

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  10. "good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at York University full-time

    Pros

    flexible, good and interestung research work

    Cons

    not enough money, expect to use up a lot of time

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