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Updated 14 June, 2018
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  • "Low pay for the hours, mostly covers tuition to the program but not enough if you want to eat or pay rent" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Part time, I have not had any bad experiences" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great employer"

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

    I have been working at York University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are kind , helpful and genuinely interested in the students.

    Cons

    Many areas work in silos and need to improve their systems.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to opportunities to work more efficiently.


  2. "Teaching Assisant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at York University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It mainly involved marking exams, office hours, and invigilations.

    Cons

    You may have to mark exams during your exam period.

  3. "Positive Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    The working environment has a lot of freedom and accountability, and that woudl allow you to work under minimal supervision

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and competition between different departments


  4. "Postdoctoral Visitor"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in North York, ON
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in North York, ON

    I worked at York University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice spaces, beautiful campus, flexible work schedule, easy commute, ttc reduced rates

    Cons

    Poor benefits, No institutional engagement strategies, low salary, expensive services, terrible in situ medical service access (apple tree ).


  5. "Librarian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Getting to meet fellow students and alright pay

    Cons

    Long non flexible but expected hours

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Residence Don"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! The supervisors were extremely knowledgeable and supportive.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this company. It was an amazing experience.


  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

    I worked at York University part-time

    Pros

    - Great support from professors and administration
    - competitive salary
    - amazing benefits under CUPE 3903 Unit 1

    Cons

    - sometimes difficult to juggle grading assignments with your own academic deliverables
    - large class size
    - some disinterested and disruptive students

  8. "Student Computing Services Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Student Computing Services Advisor in North York, ON
    Former Employee - Student Computing Services Advisor in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short commute, already being on campus meant that time travelling to and from work was sometimes measured in seconds instead of hours, depending where you were at school. Additionally there was an uniform provided (a red polo shirt with school logo) so you did not have to worry about whether your attire was business appropriate. Given that, there was also ample and on-going training so that you prepared for the various duties, operating systems and situations you'd face on the job. Lastly you were initially you were paired with a more senior employee whereby you would learn from their tutelage.

    Cons

    The salary and hours are only meant to supplement your income from elsewhere, but in many of my co-workers cases this was the only job they had and they had to constantly hustle to eat and eke out enough money to pay rent and tuition.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back direct deposit on tuition balance.


  9. "Researcher"

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

    I have been working at York University full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. The new subway line is a big advantage.

    Cons

    very expensive parking costs and lack of enough spots during semesters

    Advice to Management

    -none


  10. "Ok place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at York University full-time

    Pros

    Good pace of work
    Benefits are one of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Limited room for growth for younger staff members


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