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Updated 8 December, 2017
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  • The work/life balance may be difficult to kept during the terms that you attend courses (in 12 reviews)

  • Low Pay, still have to pay tuition (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Postoctral Fellow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment. Many talented people to work with.

    Cons

    It was not a permanent job for me.


  2. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    The University of Toronto is a premier educational institution with an excellent working environment.

    Cons

    The downtown Toronto location increases commute time and cost of living.


  3. "U of T Work Study Central Administration"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insightful work - you get to actually learn about the institutional operations that makes everything possible. It's a complex, decentralized organization which poses some interesting challenges and learning opportunities for work/study students.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, and they cap your total hours at 200.

    Advice to Management

    Individual departments should determine the hourly wage as a lot of the work warrants a pay rate higher than minimum wage. But most importantly, students should be able to choose how many hours they work.


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Gain research experience and learn about things that are not taught in class.

    Cons

    Need good time management skills to balance course work and job.


  6. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    great learning experience, flexible hours

    Cons

    I have no cons to report.


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time, inside the campus

    Cons

    The job is quite tedious.


  8. "Great workplace; Golden Handcuffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    lots of flexibility, opportunities to collaborate and create, casual work environment, great benefits and pension

    Cons

    no opportunities for advancement, bureaucratic decision-making, managers are not highly trained


  9. "Graduate Student life at UofT"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student In Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - PhD Student In Engineering in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of professional development programs
    - Number of TA positions
    - Great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    - Too little leaning experience from research supervisors
    - Tenured supervisors can treat students as slaves and no one can stop them
    - Too much waste of time and growth curve is very very low

    Advice to Management

    Need student oriented policies not supervisor oriented
    Fundamental science is great, but innovative research as well!


  10. "former management student graduated in BBA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    provide solid foundation for academic aspect of the business

    Cons

    some part of the curriculum can be revised

    Advice to Management

    lower the tuition


  11. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great way to train yourself for classroom teaching

    Cons

    Most of the times a TA ends up putting in extra number of hours for which he is not compensated


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