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York University Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2020

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3.9
77%
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76%
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York University President Mamdouh Shoukri
Mamdouh Shoukri
157 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Likely chance of strike during bargaining years(in 25 reviews)

  • "Labor relation concerns between the unionized employees and the employer arise every three to four years(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "No"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 

    I have been working at York University part-time

    Pros

    Good place Ro work for school

    Cons

    None it was nice yup

    York University2019-10-23
  2. "Would have been a better experience with a full time manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Prepress Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at York University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and understanding employer

    Cons

    We did not have a full-time manager for the duration of my time in this position.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a manager

    York University2020-01-13
  3. "Employment Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Researcher in Toronto, ON
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very accessible environment. Great salary, overall a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Travel may be a problem

    York University2020-01-08
  4. "Work-study experience"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator 

    I worked at York University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours; helping other students; collaborating on new projects

    Cons

    Power distance; time management of projects

    York University2020-01-18
  5. "easy"

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

    I worked at York University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fun place to work with students

    Cons

    lot of work and high demand on student

    Advice to Management

    keep pay more

    York University2019-12-24
  6. "Student Work Study Position"

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    Former Employee - Student Computing Services Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule with lots of room to work around your class schedule

    Cons

    Restricted to 15 hours a week during fall/winter term

    York University2019-12-24
  7. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at York University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can choose the courses you’d like to teach

    Cons

    It’s a bit disorganized and last minute

    York University2019-12-20
  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment, good learning experience

    Cons

    Repetitive job, little advancement opportunity

    York University2019-12-17
  9. "Overall, it's a good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Planner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at York University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The environment welcomes initiative and entrepreneurial spirit. Works for creative types like myself.

    Cons

    Any big institution has administrative challenges but York U seems to have more than the average set of hurdles for staff to overcome to get a job done to plan. Tenacity and patience are needed to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to strategize and do the hard work needed, strive to get work done properly the first time. Rely less on quick fixes and work-arounds.

    York University2019-12-03
  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at York University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It allows me to expose to a variety of research topics

    Cons

    Could offer more mentorship toward the project

    York University2019-12-03
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