MAIN GATE INFORMATION OFFICER (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 16 April 2014
its a very fun environment to work at. you see a lot of happy and excited faces and are able to be part of their happiness. A very crucial thing I learnt from this workplace was that even a small little help towards someone can make their day amazing, so its not something to think as not important, everything counts. The management is great, they are nice, helpful and productive. Everything is organized properly and there is always people to help you if you are in need of help. The most enjoyable part of the job would be seeing all the parents that are smiling with joy to see their child graduate and being part of it.
Teaching/Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 May 2016
The workplace was fairly relaxed. Plenty of colloquium throughout the week to keep you up to date on what's new in the world of science. You worked when you wanted to or when you were scheduled to teach students, all that mattered was that the work got done on time. There was not much job security; it was a dice toss every four months on whether you'd continue to have a job. Management was easy to deal with and coworkers were very friendly. It was satisfying to come in every day and work on hard science and teach students when scheduled to.
Fun place to work. Provides opportunity to learn and grow.
Promotions and Marketing Associate (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 November 2016
Early start to a day. I learned to communicate effectively. Polished my Marketing and promotions skills. Management is friendly and encouraging. Co workers have positive energy. Paperwork gets to be a little annoying sometimes. The Best part is having to interact with 60,000 students under one roof which helps grow your communication skills and ability to develop Customer service experience.
Continuing Education Coordinator (Current Employee) – York, ON – 7 February 2016
inquires re: programs registration processing / financial invoices accounts payable/accounts receivable/journals preparation of facilitators materials sales/marketing on selling programs website updates and add ons ordering breakfast and lunches for programs set up of meeting rooms / it equipment set up customer services to participants and instructors general administration every day as well Fun always dealing with new people meeting new people, helping them improve their careers. Always on the move , do more than one job very versatile amazing place to work and be , great benefits
need to work closer to home now otherwise would of loved to retire at York U :)
Fun, versatile, exciting great benefits, great surroundings, a lot of employee wellness
To far from my home, commute is to long. parking expensive.
Event Coordinator — Bethune College (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 March 2017
A typical day at work would consist of brainstorming new event ideas by researching new trends and social media expenditure which can be used to advertise our event. This would also require a lot of communication with other departments at York such as other Collages and the undergraduate first year administration department. Setting up meetings, replying to emails and returning calls were all part of a typical day at work. Love working with my fellow work mates because some of them were also my classmates for many of my courses. This allowed me to make new friends and made work very enjoyable.
Fast-paced workplace with very courteous management
Front Desk Clerk (Former Employee) – Accommodation and Conference Services-Toronto, ON – 20 December 2016
The front-desk staff was the front line for student housing and all problems and queries first came to us before being referred to the appropriate authority. The experience was unique in that, having been a student and on the other side of the table, it was interesting to see and learn what all went into operating the university residences smoothly and effectively. It was also a fantastic way of meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and learning to interact with them. I further built on my customer service skills and my experience of working both individually and in a team, in a fast-paced environment. The most important thing I learnt was that always having an answer is not the solution to every problem and, instead, being empathetic and a good listener can go a long way.
Liaison & Database Assistant (Former Employee) – Faculty of Environmental Studies, Toronto, ON – 24 April 2016
Being part of the administration at York University gives one the opportunity to delve in Academia, and all the wonderful things that happen there, without requiring a PhD. York prides itself in providing the utmost professional administration and services, and offers great salaries, benefits, and opportunities to advance.
Fun and interactive, physically demanding, no advancement opportunities
Text Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 July 2016
I worked mainly the afternoon shift, partly assisting students find their text based on course schedules/codes through the inventory system and from printouts. The remainder of the shift was restocking shelves once the store closed working until midnight. Team work is essential, sharing information with each other helps students.
Hardest part: physically lifting very heavy boxes and restocking
Enjoyable part: working with new and old students, discussing subjects of study and relating own experiences at university
I learned to use a new system to look up the books related to different courses.
Management is split between upper and lower floors; lower floor (text department) managers were very flexible, helpful. Upper floor a bit impatient and demanding.
Unfortunately no advancement opportunities (even for full-time regular employees in the textbook department)
meeting the students, helping them find books, could listen to earphones if on late shift
short breaks, fast learning curve, no full time opportunities
Great University, good professor and good financial support to students
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 September 2016
York University was a great place to work; the management there is attentive, always ready to answer questions and address concerns. High financial support for every student and especially PhDs, many activities and career fairs to go to.
Senior Annual Fund Ambassador (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 September 2016
Calling york alumni on a regular basis. Before the shift starts, there is a question of the day so that everybody gets a chance to talk and open up before the shift begins. The hardest part of the job was to talk to strangers on a daily basis not knowing what the other person on the phone will give me as a situation to deal with. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with my co-workers and management. Very friendly management, who were easy to talk too.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 October 2016
• Build customer relationship • Open/Close the cash register (counting money and balances) • Maintaining clear store condition • Quickly understanding customer’s needs • Serving best goods and products • Cashiered with two cash registers at once in tandem to maximize customer flow
Annual Fund Representative (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 August 2016
My experince working in the call centre was that if you weren't bringing in tons of money you weren't good enough. I hated that feeling and so did many others who were working there. I worked here for less than a year and management expected me to be really good at the job and rake in tons of money after just two months working there. I was basically told that if I couldn't make the money then I wouldn't have a job. I didn't feel welcomed or comfortable working there. If you have any other choice don't work at York University's Call Centre. The only good thing was the pay.