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Good place once you're in the union. Great for lifers, or long-term jobs. Lots of places to move into/learn/job change etc - but can be difficult know about, get the chance to apply etc.
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fun place to work, no chance for promotion

good to start off your career, low pay unless you're at a high position. Low chances of promotion but overall fun place to work with lots o flexibility
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Good university

I love being a student there, the staff and students are great. There are multiple events throughout the semesters and great clubs I would recommens appying
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Good work environment

It is a good place to work as a lecturer. The people are professional and nice and can be quite helpful on occasion. I found the key thing is knowing your stuff.
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good work

As a current student at York University, I feel compelled to share my thoughts on this institution, capturing both its strengths and areas for improvement. My experience at York has been diverse, and I believe it offers a unique environment for academic and personal growth.
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Productive and fun work place

It was great to work here Great place to work with great coworkers. Cons would be micromanaging and some toxic upper management. But it is ok, no where is perfect. Grab your experience and go somewhere else
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Stable and friendly environment, but lack of advancement opportunity

Pros: Very friendly and supportive team. Good benefit and sufficient amount of sick leaves. No over-time at all and I am having a perfect work-life balance here. Cons: Lack of advancement opportunities.
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Pay can be better. Organization benefits is very good. It’s hard to see a way to progress into a better role within the organization. The people however are good to work with
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Loved the job!

The nature of your job depends on your supervisor and what they expect in your department. Mine was fantastic and even though I'm no longer a work/study, I grab lunch with my old supervisor once a month to catch up.
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Unorganized, rude staff, low staff

One rece was the worst staff to work with. From the moment I started all I got was strict demands, yelling and rude comments from them. It made the job stressful and hard to manage. I was hoping to start at a centre where I could learn from an experienced staff but instead I got the opposite. I had to leave the work place abruptly because there was nothing I could do to change their ways.
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Great place for a Grad student to learn and get paid

This was a very positive experience for me as a graduate student in the Master's program. The pay was fair and I enjoyed my time learning from the Professors.
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Not bad could be better

Campus has grown a lot, I don't like it. Still lots of opportunities to grow and flourish. Watch out for those geeses, they will not let you pass. Anyway, good luck
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Productive and goal-oriented to be the best university in the city!

What is the best part of working at the company?The friendly, casual work relationships and flexible work schedules. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The commute to various campus around Toronto at peak traffic times. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Relaxed and supportive, where I don't feel like I have to pretend to be someone else or live up to high expectations. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Either 8am-3:30pm or 10am-5pm, with a couple phone calls from colleagues and/or clients, maybe a formal meeting once a week and always a fun activity (virtual or on-site) once a month.
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Great workplace

York is a great place to be a TA. your experience will vary from professor to professor, however most will give you a plan to follow. In my experience you will have to take time to practice the content and maybe tweak it a bit to make it easier for the students. However its a great place to learn and grow, especially as an undergrad.
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Good Place to work; both challenging and rewarding, with a strong emphasis on continuous learning and growth

A typical day at work is both challenging and rewarding, with a strong emphasis on continuous learning and growth, although occasional strikes may be necessary to address issues such as management consistency and high-pressure situations while advocating for better benefits.
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Very good place to work at

Very thorough training that prepares you for the role and great teams and supervisors to work with. I have been working with res-life for quite some time now and I really enjoy it.
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Great, Fun Work Environment

Being part of the Game Day Operations team was a very fun experience. Once our work was done, we got to enjoy the game for ourselves. Most of the work was at the start and at the end of the game so we got to enjoy the game whilst still being paid for it.
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Great place to teach

Students were great to teach and hours are flexible . Got to teach a diverse range of subjects which kept things interesting. Great support by profs to have the correct resources to do the job well
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A positive work environment in a quality institution.

What is the best part of working at the company?Not demanding. Good management.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Rush hour traffic and construction detours What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Teamwork, helping, collaborative What is a typical day like for you at the company?Light work, mandatory breaks, good relations with customers and colleagues.
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fun workplace for students

its great, I really enjoy it. Management is lovely. there are lots of perks, and flexibility in the scheduling. you get holidays off. your coworkers are students too
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Excellent work environment

Great faculty and students. Excellent benfits and union support, however, very few full time opportunities for faculty and increasingly more are highered on a part time precarious basis.
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Based on 750 reviews

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4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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