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York University 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. "YorkU"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, excellent colleagues, and mentors, great perks, and benefits, good location

    Cons

    N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A


  2. "Solid employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University full-time

    Pros

    Proud to work for educational institution. Generally treated well. Good benefits and hours. Usually interesting work

    Cons

    Many of the protections and policies that make it a good place to work can create a very slow, bureaucratic environment.

  3. "Supervisor and Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University full-time

    Pros

    It was nice interacting with people from various countries and cultures. My professor also played a huge role in making the work enjoyable and fun for me.

    Cons

    No cons in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "YorkU"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues and office staff. Great teaching opportunity.

    Cons

    Low pay for the hours, only covers tuition for the program.


  5. "Fun job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at York University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of independent work
    After setup, minimal upkeep

    Cons

    Long shifts
    Can be boring at times


  6. "Parking Control Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University part-time

    Pros

    Amazing job for student, anyone can pick up the work within days of hire/training

    Cons

    Worst possible management I've ever seen, they literally tell 'new hires' to not listen to the people already working as they are liars


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York University part-time

    Pros

    Great compensation and work life balance

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and bureaucracy

  8. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment and fair compensation

    Cons

    low chance to get promoted


  9. "Don"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Don/RA Calumet in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Don/RA Calumet in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at York University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun to spend time with students and encourage participation among everyone. Events were nice to run.

    Cons

    Difficult to set up any form of punishment. Hard to enforce rules due to lack of punishment.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make it less difficult to change policies, and try to enforce them better.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at York University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Goof pay, and the benefits are great

    Cons

    A lot of preventative work


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