York University Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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4.1
83%
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68%
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York University President Mamdouh Shoukri
Mamdouh Shoukri
170 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Likely chance of strike during bargaining years(in 27 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. "Great salary"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events Planner in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    For my position this salary was very competitive.

    Cons

    HR suffered from a lack of empathy and corporate impersonal issues.

  2. "Very chill"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Porter in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Quick shifts, fun coworkers, good training

    Cons

    Can be slow and unorganized


  3. "Great place to be a student"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON

    I worked at York University full-time

    Pros

    Well organized and lots of opportunity for work

    Cons

    Some of the grading works gets a bit tedious

  4. "Life of a Graduate Student"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    I liked the environment and workplace at York.

    Cons

    Being a graduate student you are pretty much always busy with very little time to socialize. TA + courses + research.

  5. "Good employer so far!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York University full-time

    Pros

    No complaints- enjoy working here so far

    Cons

    Good pay and benefits, and a strong union

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  6. "Overall great experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation for graduate students, friendly environment, new life science building

    Cons

    Location, limited research funding, heavy workload for teaching assistanceship

  7. "good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at York University full-time

    Pros

    flexible, good and interestung research work

    Cons

    not enough money, expect to use up a lot of time

  8. "Bad pay"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at York University part-time

    Pros

    Great supervisors, supportive accomodating attentive work environment

    Cons

    low pay, barely any hours no benefits

  9. "Working at University"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Student in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at York University part-time

    Pros

    York has Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Campus us faraway from downtown.

  10. "Microfabrication and microfluidics"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and professional work environment

    Cons

    Nothing comes to my mind right now

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