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Updated 19 June, 2018
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Meric S. Gertler
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Pros
  • "they care about your work life balance" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Lots of learning, flexible hours" (in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to maintain a healthy work-life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Low-pay but the experience you get out of it is priceless" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "postdoc"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Very good university, competitive cultures, top students

    Cons

    Living cost very high here


  2. "A supportive and stable place to work"

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable and supportive working environment

    Cons

    not as much flexibility

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Student Recruitment Officer in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Student Recruitment Officer in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is highly competent
    Fair business practices
    Many women in high ranking positions and throughout the university
    Large budgets for special projects
    Open to ideas from the bottom

    Cons

    Uptight culture
    Not a lot of communication between faculties/departments

    Advice to Management

    Sunlife is a much better choice for employee benefits


  4. "Great reputation school"

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

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Lots of resources and interesting research

    Cons

    Very large school so you sometimes feel like a number.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Great and stable place to work

    Cons

    Not much room to grow


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    Pros

    - Great place to work at
    - I worked for various departments at the University of Toronto and had a great experience with each of those departments as my supervisors were all very patient and help to me in helping me develop my skills in assisting them
    - the pay

    Cons

    - not much cons to be honest


  7. "Entitled Union"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Toronto part-time

    Pros

    High pay for low skill

    Cons

    Almost all employees in the Houskeeping department at Victoria University of the University of Toronto are lazy and entitled. I have worked with almost everyone and most will do their jobs VERY poorly and as quickly as they can so they can rest, sit in their housekeeping closet, and do nothing for 6+ hours a day (they only work 8 hour shifts). Management does not care about sanitation when it comes to cleanliness. Employees will use the same cloth that touched a dirty toilet to clean bathroom counters, even if they just wiped up pee and/or poop!!!!! Concerns were brought up and employees simply had to fill out a WHIMIS form that has NOTHING to do with sanitation or cross contamination. There is a culture of entitlement that comes along with Unions. No one really wants to help the other out because "it's not their job". Again, I am only speaking on behalf of my experience as a cleaner with the Victoria University part of the Campus at the University of Toronto. So I don't know, if you like sitting around and doing nothing for 8 hours a day and spreading germs and possible diseases all day, then this would be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Care about cross contamination. Require some skill. Have a company wide training and actually monitor it and not let people go back to being absolutely disgusting and frankly, lazy. I know it's a Union and I don't really understand all the mechanics of a Union, but employees need to be disciplined if they are not performing properly. Make this not such a low skill job and show that you're serious about caring for the place you work for. Otherwise, you're just taking advantage of students tuition and the governments funding.

  8. "Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Experience exposure and collaboration with brilliant minds.

    Cons

    No cons really just allot of work

    Advice to Management

    Prepare to read allot


  9. "Nice lab"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, autonomy, world class facilities

    Cons

    Low salary, job insecurity, lack of supervision/ mentorship


  10. "Postdoctoral Fellowship at UoT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice city, multiculturalism, good research environment

    Cons

    Low salary and no job security


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