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Updated 14 February, 2018
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Meric S. Gertler
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Pros
  • they care about your work life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, you do not work more than the the amount of hours specified in the contract (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance may be difficult to kept during the terms that you attend courses (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Engineering Masters Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Exciting research, Supportive environment, Great campus

    Cons

    Experience will vary, it can be stressful


  2. "Dalla Lana School - Good Employer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Professional Development Assistant
    Current Employee - Research and Professional Development Assistant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Quite atmosphere, no workplace drama

    Cons

    Would have liked the opportunity to extend my position contract, but I appreciate the opportunity to work in such a welcoming environment!


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    "Working part-time at U of T"

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    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Staff Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Toronto part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable atmosphere in which to work

    Cons

    Projects can be delayed or canceled due to bureaucracy.


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  5. "Vice-President University Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    I was able to work on academic policies that will be reviewed this year at the Campus Council (highest decision making body)

    Cons

    The year is almost over and there is still work to be done, so there is never enough time


  6. "Great atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, friendly atmosphere, challenging work

    Cons

    Office space could use improvement


  7. "Excellent Learning Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Partner in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gives you a great chance to learn from the ground up. Is a truly entrepreneurial experience and an internship that cannot be compared with anything else.

    Cons

    There are not too many cons of working here.


  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible working environment and nice people to work with

    Cons

    average pay, but in general, it is a good place


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of course material
    Great compensation

    Cons

    Experience greatly depends on the professor


  10. "Polymer Engineer and Scientist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Polymer Engineer and Scientist in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Polymer Engineer and Scientist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere, good equipment, good location

    Cons

    Salary could have been higher

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management. It is already good.


  11. "The life of postdoctoral fellows"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Toronto full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the department, it’s a very prestigious place to work and work environment is great

    Cons

    Salaries for postdoctoral researchers is horrible, we are in a grey zone where we are not students and not staff, it’s horrible

    Advice to Management

    A postdoctoral fellow is employed and paying taxes we should be considered staff members with the same benefits as one


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