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Extremely competitive work environment
Ph.D. Candidate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJune 6, 2013
Pros: great research work
Cons: highly competitive
- Extremely competitive work environment
- No personnel support
- Limited resources
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Highest paying university in Canada
Timetabling Officer (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 29, 2013
Very politically correct environment as in most post secondary environments.
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Interactive and diverse workplace
President of UTSC Pre-Law Society (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONMay 9, 2013
UTSC Pre-Law Society is a student club at University of Toronto, with the mandate of helping out those interested in going to law school.

As the President, I oversee all Pre-Law events and operations. A typical shift would usually involve me hosting a meeting between executives to make decisions on events, guest speakers, supplies, budget, and other – more... important decisions. I'd then list out the tasks that need to be fulfilled and assign them to each executive. Since I did all the marketing, usually after that I'd advertise our events and the club via a mass email, facebook, twitter, and our school's website (intranet). When needed, I'd read resume, interview, and hire executives.

The hardest part of the job is motivating executives, as many tasks are rather boring and tedious. However, I achieved this by instilling a sense of teamwork within executives, and by rewarding executives with events like "executive appreciation night", where all the executives go to dinner together. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing everything come together at events, and see how much we benefited pre-law students.

I learned how to be a leader who needs to be both authoritative but also friendly with executives, and with pre-law members. I also learned how to interact with various school departments to get the job done. – less
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The beuty of nature just wants us to be alive
Hart House A/P Clerk (Accpac (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMay 2, 2013
Co-workers students were all helpful in many ways.It was enjoyable every day.
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A great place to work
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 27, 2013
I enjoyed my work as an internship at the Faculty. All the people there are friendly and helpful.
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Office Assistant
Office Assistant (Temporary) (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 24, 2013
- Telephone answering, customer service, student queries and conference room bookings
- Sorted and distributed mail, faxes, and redirected mail to appropriate persons
- Assisted Administrative Officer with cataloging files, organizing filing system
- Sorting, recording, labeling and filing extensive and complex files
- Faxed, printed, photocopied, filed – more... and scanned – less
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Public job
Software Developer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 18, 2013
Good place to work, public sector job, comfortable, exciting and fun
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Diverse workplace
Special Projects/Contracts (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 16, 2013
Pros: open learning environment
Cons: lacking investment in i.t. & adequate office equipment and applications, sometimes poor transmission of peer institutional knowledge, lacking project management supports.
U of T represents the dynamism and cultural landscape of the city very well.
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Research Assisstant
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONApril 3, 2013
A good opportunity to bond with professor with research field that interests you.
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Co-op Position
Field Placement - POC Assistant - Co-op (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 13, 2013
Pros: challenging learning experience
Cons: ended too quickly, it was only a co-op
A very fun, challenging and fast paced environment. It was mostly a learning experience, changing and upgrading network switches and working mostly in Virtual Machines.
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Very easygoing
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 11, 2013
Pros: university environment
Cons: none whatsoever
My prof that I researched for, was extremely accommodating.
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Avoid this place
Caretaking (Current Employee), MississaugaFebruary 26, 2013
Pros: wages
Cons: lazy administration, useless union, hr try to find a way to ignore or put fuell to the existing problems
Lucky I got hired, just noticed everyone is related or close friends
To the supervisor and dept. manager I have to walk on the fine line every single day not to mention how those no related get attacked every single day without being able to complain to anyone cuz nothing is confidential here. Do not waste your time applying here is a long old bad habit – more... supported be HR for many years and nothing done to change that. Every week they pick a name or 2 who to attack. Be smart stay away..... Or find out yourself.

Is a blame game every day. Do not trust HR/Union/administration they all have the same vision. Look after each other, cover up and take down who ever get on their way. – less

Stella4 – June 27, 2013

The University of Toronto is a great research institution as well as a family friendly, diverse work environment. There are several generations of U of T grads that come back to the University to work. U of T has been on the Top 100 Employer's List for countless years which exemplifies its commitment to its employees. I feel very fortunate to work for the University as it is a very stimulating environment with a wealth of knowledge and the benefit plans are very generous (great Pension Plan and health benefits). My children have also benefited from tax-free scholarships and I have also studied at this wonderful institution. I could not imagine working anywhere else!

lostn00b – July 2, 2013

One must also add that there are lots of very good people who are expremely competent at the UofT who are really out there to try to help people. But I will agree on the Union, the union reps and HR departments and their assistance programs are a bit of a smoke screen to secure their own positions, salaries and pensions. (Union and HR are immune from getting reorged). It's best stay a mile away from the union and HR and just deal with the right people.

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Love to provide help and serve students
President (Former Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 17, 2013
Pros: enjoy what you do
Cons: salary
love to provide help, serve students and hosting events. Very friendly staff
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Its a nice and fun envoirement to work in.
Network Survey Assistant (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONFebruary 3, 2013
Its is a good place to work. The benefits are great, for example if you are an employee at UofT then and further education from UofT is compensated. I enjoyed working there.
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Volunteer Position
External Affairs Liaison and Event Coordinator (Current Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 3, 2013
I was the External Affairs Coordinator for the Historical Studies Society at the University of Toronto. I was incharge of planning and executing events, acting as a liasion between the HSS and the UTM Historical Studies Department, in addition to the UTMSU, HSS Faculty Liaison and the Head of the UTM Historical Studies Department. Furthermore I was – more... incharge of communicating the goals of the HSS to various off campus parties with the purpose of fundraising or marketing. The total student population that was reached out by the HSS was roughly 3-4000 students. – less
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Productive and fun place
Technician III (Former Employee), Toronto, ONTJanuary 11, 2013
Pros: people
Cons: low salaries
Challenging but rewarding work being done at UofT. Hard working people in all departments doing amazing research.
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Progressive and friendly workplace
Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 11, 2012
Graduate education at the University of Toronto allowed me to further develop my research interests in the civil engineering areas
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Great learning opportunity
Research Assistant for Dr. Qaiser Fahim (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 5, 2012
Pros: working with a diverse pool of professionals, understanding about research ethics board across canada, flexible hours
Cons: keep up with the frequent deadlines
- pulling information from the internet and create a database
- Learned about REB across Canada and how they operate
- Working in a team of 5 people
- Sharing ideas
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exceptional!
Building Operator (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONOctober 17, 2012
Pros: amazing wildlife
Cons: long commute
The UofT Mississauga campus is an absolute dream to work at. It is located in the middle of the Credit forest and the wildlife was very intersting.Seeing deer, coyoties foxes,etc made work not feel like work. The work load was on the mark,supervisors are great people and my collegues are some of the most well trained people.
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Highly busy work environment that is fun, satisfying and challenging
Registrar Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 16, 2012
Pros: not enough time to build relationships
Cons: challenge that brings up the best in you
I managed the credential assessment applications. Communicated with applicants, processed their payments and entered the payments on the system. Updated the students records. Followed up on bouncing payments. Managed the front desk and acted as a first point of contact. Received calls and responded to inquiries. Channelled applications to the right – more... assessors, mailed processed assessment reports, and filed processed applications. – less

About University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or simply Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated – Read more