University of Toronto Employee Reviews about "u of t"
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- "The hourly pay is good and if you were given enough hours it is good pocket money" (in 261 reviews)
- "Stable and good benefit." (in 225 reviews)
- "great community and people to worj with" (in 195 reviews)
- "Flexible hours as your supervisor is aware that you're a student and is very accommodating of your schedule." (in 164 reviews)
- "Provides a good work environment" (in 87 reviews)
- "the salary is low but the living cost in Toronto is too high" (in 140 reviews)
- "Poor management; Lack of structure; No guidance; Lack of advancement in position" (in 31 reviews)
- "Lack of communication from the management is frustrating." (in 17 reviews)
- "Too much office politics and internal conflicts" (in 14 reviews)
- "Very large organization sometimes hard to navigate multitude of cultures across departments" (in 7 reviews)
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- 5.0Feb 13, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Decent pay working at U of T. Lots of fun for recent graduates.
Very little ability to grow and move up.
- 4.0Feb 14, 2022Independent ContractorFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearToronto, ON
Living and working in Canada can be very profitable w.r.t. personal and professional development. Lest this be seen as a fraudulent review, as Technical Director at the (at the time) startup 'Alias Research' I hired away *many* post-graduate students from U. of T. and as a Canadian, (although personally trained at Queen's University at Kingston ON), the U. of T. rates as the best University in the country with many highly valued alumnae and researchers. The discovery and gift to the world of insulin, by Banting and Best of U. of T. springs to mind but any light research will find U. of T. tops in AI and all current technical and liberal arts fields. The smartest people in Canada and from around the world go to U. of T. and w.r.t. employment, it is top-notch for personal and professional development.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and has a downtown campus. There are many cultural pluses to living and working in the city, but downsides consist of being in a huge city and all that goes with.
- 3.0Jan 28, 2015PhD StudentFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsToronto, ON
Great facilities (Robarts!), campus in the middle of a vibrant city, and potential for enormous intellectual growth made it worth for me. It really depends on the field but for modern languages U of T is highly respected which helps when on the market. I met some amazing colleagues too. Good, although not outstanding, career services
Good luck surviving on 15 k in Toronto. Lots of people had to take up more RA/TA work and ended finishing pretty late. Also, I had no work-life balance and many of the people I met were on anti-depressant at some point. Had a bad experience at the Health Center (as an international). While the overall level in the humanities was good, some faculty members haven't really updated their methodology since the 1980s.1
- 5.0Jan 6, 2022Associate DirectorFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsToronto, ON
U of T is a complex and rewarding organization to work for. Staff can build fulfilling, varied careers with endless opportunities for personal and professional development.
Decision making isn't always easy. With experience, you will learn how to consult and build consensus with ease.
- 4.0May 19, 2021Graduate Research AssistantCurrent Contractor, more than 1 yearToronto, ON
U of T is a premier research institution that grants those working in research many opportunities to contribute to world-leading research projects.
Pay for contract positions is highly dependent on the funding availability of your respective faculty supervisor. As such, hours of work, and as a result compensation, can vary greatly.
- 5.0Oct 18, 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
U of T is a great place to work - the pay is high, there are tons of opportunities to expand, the the union protects your job. There are many departments you can switch to during mat leaves and what not to expand your skill-set. You get to take classes at U of T free and there are tons of educational support. Every department has a different culture based on the leadership, so if you don't like yours, you can just go somewhere else.
Bureaucracy at all levels, lack of information sharing, slow-paced. Unions protecting your jobs mean you have some idiots stuck in a role and won't leave. People are very connected to each other, either by relation or relationships, so it's easy to step on toes without realizing it!