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Friendly working enviroment
Teaching Program Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 March 2019
It is a good place to do a Ph.D. since they offer full-time TA, and the salary is compatible with UT and Waterloo. All professors are friendly and they do not push you hard for grading and invigilating exams.
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General Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 March 2019
Team Operations: Providing and organizing an environment that sets others up for success. This was an interesting experience as the people were very friendly, however, there were some systemic issues.
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great work study
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York University ITSA
Director of Communication & IT Support (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 March 2019
I was in charge of Maintaining and managing the ITSA Website to insure content is continually up to date. I communicated with the team to ensure ITSA’s website is up to standard. As well as ensured the process of registration and payment on the website is always working. Since this was a club in York University, I also had to get as many students to attend the meetings, and help us introduce what we do to all students in York.
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Great for students!
UIT CLient Services (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 March 2019
This job is perfect for students who want to be able to work on campus while taking classes. Very flexible in terms of being able to change your schedule around.
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Productive place with peer mentor leaders around to help me assist students/mentee.
Vanier College Peer Mentor Program (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 February 2019
Assist students with smooth transition to university life. Respond to any queries they have work related. Develop leadership skills that will help me with progressing in my career. Students who are keen to learn and are hardworking show up with economics/accounting problems they need help with. Energizing to deal with students eager to learn and improve.
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4.0
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Great and supportive professors and supervisors helping build a productive academic atmosphere.
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 February 2019
Lassonde School of Engineering of York University is a new one, but growing very fast. The best thing here is the collaboration of different labs and research groups, which enables students and researchers to learn fast and solve problems efficiently.
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Great program
Student (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 February 2019
Good program, social work focused. Theory plus practice. Invested in advancing care. Interesting and different viewpoints valued. Respectful. Access to resources and teachers easy.
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3.0
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Toxic Work Environment
Professor (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 February 2019
Classroom work is fine; students are still engaging and enjoyable to work with. Administration is driven by marketing exaggerations and distortions about how wonderful the place is. The public face that York presents to the world is not the private face of how it treats its employees.

The recent CUPE strike of 2018 showed how recalcitrant the university is and how systematically determined it has been in using denigration of workers who have worked there for 15 or even 20 years.
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Very civilized work environment
Media Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 February 2019
York University is a very good employer. Their pension and benefits are excellent. Being a part of the process of higher education was very satisfying
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Benefits
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a good educational institution that offers good benefits to its employees
Teaching Assistant, Course Director (Former Employee) –  4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON29 January 2019
The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with students, inspiring and stimulating them in their selected courses and career paths; within the classroom, one could feel some creative spark and productivity; however, as there are many departments, a workplace culture at York university hardly exists; the general feeling among my colleagues is that they are alone, not appreciated and not paid enough for their hard work and commitment; despite the relatively good benefits, there is insufficient job security.
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nice place to work
Teaching Assistant (Part-time) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 January 2019
The workload is rather reasonable, and assistant staff offered help when you needed.
coworkers are nice and supportive.
students get help promptly.
overall it's good.
Pros
reasonable workload
Cons
fixed hours
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Part-time
Alumni Relationship Representative (Former Employee) –  North York, ON23 January 2019
The position was excellent as it was on campus and very convenient for me to work between classes. The shifts are designed to help both the university and the students which makes it an excellent place to work.
Pros
Short Shifts
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3.0
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Nice workplace
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 January 2019
York University can be a nice workplace since the people there are good. Sometimes administrative issues can arise, which can make things difficult. However, the work is good if you work with good people.
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Love York
Development Officer (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 January 2019
I would work here anytime.
People are great, is quite flexible and the pay is good.
I would recommend it to anyone. Also, being around so many young people is awesome.
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Loved working here
Personal Trainer/Disability Trainer Coordinator (Former Employee) –  North York, ON13 January 2019
Learned so much in my time at York and have so much fun times and fun work shifts. Will recommend anyone to apply and to work there. As a part time job.
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Peaceful workplace
Data collector (Current Employee) –  Ontario11 January 2019
Working at the Institute for social research at York university as a telephone data collector and a student is very productive.

A typical working day at the ISR has a very subtle atmosphere. Very quiet until employees start conducting interviews, supervisors are very friendly and allow for short breaks in order for employees to take some time off their desks.
Very positive & conducive environment to work in.
The hardest part of the job is the lack of flexibility due to employees being assigned to focus on completing one survey which is done over time.
Working at ISR has its fun times especially when your shifts are very short ( 3 hours) a day.
Pros
Short working hours
Cons
Boredom
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4.0
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Great workplace
Research And Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  North York, ON9 January 2019
The campus is big with separate buildings and place to cool mind -making good work life balance. The staff are very friendly and eager to help.
One downside: Strikes happen here
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4.0
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Enjoyable, fun
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 January 2019
Working at york gave a good balance between job and life, salary benefits are better than most of the universities in canada. however the only problem is strike occurring almost every 3 years
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5.0
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Not Bad
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 January 2019
The environment is an office environment. It is very laid back, the research assistants are fellow students who are super welcoming and fun to be around.
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Yes it is productive in many ways !
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 January 2019
It is a great to work and grow ! plus its service areas are excellent ! Example, the various Cafe and Coffee places ! transportation, such as Subway,, TTC buses , York Region and Brampton and Go buses services are excellent !

It has great diversity in every level , or work places ! Anyways it is a great place to work !
Pros
it has great people to work with
Cons
everything is okay
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