University of Toronto Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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576 Ratings
Pros
  • "And the work environment is very friendly(in 158 reviews)

  • "Flexible Hours and Meetings, Flexible Contract(in 138 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay with entry level stipend(in 46 reviews)

  • "The job has a low salary compared to others(in 37 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic opportunity

      Aug 3, 2021 - Course Instructor in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunity to grow and have leadership on tasks and projects. Fantastic students who are eager to learn and develop.

      Cons

      Slow progression can be draining sometimes. Bureaucracy can be difficult to manage sometimes, though there is ample opportunity for discourse and collaboration.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Flexible hours, great networking / leadership benefits

      Jul 10, 2021 - Student Ambassador in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Small faculty and therefore small team where everyone helps each other out, whether it be school work or staffing for 3 student groups at the open house! The hours are great (you choose your own hours from a shared spreadsheet) and the leadership / networking opportunities are unparalleled (with respect to other faculty or program positions at UofT). You learn how to engage with people, be professional, and importantly, what it means to be a student leader. Training for this role is great - we crash course diversity and equity and go over all the necessary foundations of DEI, as well as practice common answers to common questions to prepare you for your first tour group.

      Cons

      You may not get many hours in during midterms / exam seasons but that's more personal if you choose. You may get interesting questions from students at different events / open houses, but you'll be prepared well before that. If you're nervous talking in front of people, this may be a con for you, but it's great practice!

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great university!

      Aug 2, 2021 - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      As one of the best universities in Canada, U of T is a wonderful place to study and work at.

      Cons

      No downsides to report...work hours can be long but that is expected at any institution

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Decent work load, average pay, great experience.

      Jul 27, 2021 - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Learnt a lot about data analytics and research methodologies.

      Cons

      The pay is quite average

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Work load greatly differs across departments

      Jul 30, 2021 - Program Coordinator 
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      Pros

      Steady pay, good benefits. Beautiful campus. Work can be repetitive. Offices still use outdated programs which can be pretty frustrating.

      Cons

      Depending on management, some program coordinators are very unsupported and overworked meanwhile someone else in a different department might be bored. If you are looking to "move up the ladder" this takes much longer at UofT compared to corporate jobs.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great student job

      Jul 22, 2021 - Catering Server in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Being a banquet service situated on the UofT downtown campus, they had to comply and allow students to have emergency time offs in the case of exams or studying. Even without that, they build in a scheduling system that works around your availability - not Hart House's.

      Cons

      Because some of your pay is based on event gratuities, your salary will fluctuate depending on what events are on. Weddings were great for gratuity!

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Jul 27, 2021 - Professor in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      world-leading university, many family-friendly policies

      Cons

      Bureaucratic and slow on occasions

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent work environment

      Jul 26, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      A lot of networking opportunities

      Cons

      poor salary and lack of team work

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok overall

      Aug 1, 2021 - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good benefits, great facilities, flexible work times, dependent on department staff experiences could different

      Cons

      very large institution, can be hard to get in touch with right people

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Academic domain

      Jul 23, 2021 - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Benefits, Vacations, Location downtown Environment friendly Flexible time

      Cons

      Low rate Hard to get promotion

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