University Health Network Research Associate Reviews

Updated Jan 10, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Research Assistant

    Dec 7, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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    Pros

    Pretty good working environment nice collaborators

    Cons

    part time super low salary

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  2. 4.0
    Former Contractor

    Good place to work

    Jan 10, 2022 - Research Analyst in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Flexible hours working for research institutes, PI dependent

    Cons

    Research funding can end without warning.

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  3. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great experience

    Dec 29, 2021 - Clinical Research Trainee 
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    Pros

    Very friendly, helpful, good teamwork, diversity, flexible, great staff and manager, great location

    Cons

    Many responsibilities to a person, closed area with no sunlight

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Very supportive team

    Dec 10, 2021 - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Verry large program, excellent team

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, due to the size of the program

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    good

    Dec 2, 2021 - Technical Research Assistant 
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    Pros

    work from home, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    i did not work there too long.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to get a "foot in the door", but vertical growth is limited

    Dec 2, 2021 - Research Analyst I in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    -A vast array of different research and clinical expertise -Access to a variety of learning and other growth opportunities -Name recognition and vast research network

    Cons

    -Limited vertical growth without further education; rigid HR descriptions of each role prevent vertical growth based upon progress instead of a set # of years of experience -Siloed and difficult regulatory and departmental structure with lots of red tape -High turnover in the research department -Research employees often contract with no paid sick or vacation days, and no benefits -Compensation is low to mid-range for the field

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good entry level role for research

    Nov 9, 2021 - Clinical Research Study Assistant in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Lots of good experience, good training, relaxed work environment. Friendly coworkers and welcoming environment.

    Cons

    High turnaround, loss of staff to private sector due to more competitive wages. Lots of red tape and bureaucracy.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Limited Opportunities for Growth

    Nov 22, 2021 - Clinical Research Coordinator III in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Centrally located and a big organization.

    Cons

    Does not keep up with inflation.

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to Work

    Oct 28, 2021 - Student Researcher in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Amazing staff, friendly environment, nice people all around.

    Cons

    Nothing really, busy at times so hard to be seen.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Fair

    Nov 3, 2021 - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON
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    Pros

    Rewarding work for time given.

    Cons

    Low pay and no room for advancement

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