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Updated February 20, 2018
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  • 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)

  • no benefits for part-time workers (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "First and second year biology teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in University Gardens, NY
    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 (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.

    Advice to Management

    The credit system (pay rate) for how much courses are worth teaching is a bit skewed. Some courses are worth more credits such as bio 1000 and 1001 whereas others are worth less.


  2. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Lab Technician at eServices"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more duties than simply opening/closing/patrolling the labs. When you interview us you check our general computer hardware knowledge, so you know we have that, so give us work related to that.


  4. "Counselling and Disability Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple, MO

    I worked at York University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very comfortable atmosphere, laid back environment, pleasant staff

    Cons

    Not very many hours available

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! York university is a good university to be a TA


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

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  7. "amazing company and fun to work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support in North Bellmore, NY
    Former Employee - Applications Support in North Bellmore, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University part-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value employees by their performance

  8. "Inventory Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University part-time

    Pros

    it is a very safe and nice environment to work in but also all the other workers are supportive and helpful

    Cons

    There is literally nothing bad about this job trust.

    Advice to Management

    Apply as soon as possible and prepare for the interviews like seriously.


  9. "Teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits for extended healthcare

    Cons

    One course to teach (mostly)


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in North York, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in North York, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is very good

    Cons

    There are no cons for York


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