Data collector (Current Employee) – Ontario – 11 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.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 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 !
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 September 2018
Some days were spent holding focus group sessions or interviews with individual students and others were going through results and finally coming up with solutions.
The interviews were the most enjoyable and most challenging part of this as it was very interesting to learn different students perception however getting them to open up and talk freely was difficult at times.
Getting to know my community and working with people across all engineering fields.
RN Student (Current Employee) – North York, ON – 1 December 2018
I have a great deal of issues with them regarding scheduling class especially exams which does not suit a mature students with kids. The exam is at Sunday night while leaving family’s with children with no day care option. The class are run late not enough help from professors.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 November 2018
Working with the department of Humanities at York University was a very good experience which enhanced my organisational and professional skills. The working ours are flexible and management very friendly as well as being clear on job roles and responsibilities.
Flexibility, Organised and Understanding Management
Environmental Research Technician (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 December 2018
I cannot speak to the entire institution. I was a research assistant under a professor in the Geography department. He was an excellent employer, always tried to make sure I had access to all opportunities which could accelerate my career.
Professional, self-directed research with a good look into the world of academia
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 September 2018
Professors are willing to engage and look specifically for assistants whose field of research, specialties, or skills match up with theirs. A good mentoring system that helps to build professional academic skills in students of the Masters level or beyond.
GradConnect Wellness Services Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 December 2018
Excellent environment, very friendly co-workers, lots of cake and other free food, I had a non-stressful student job.Would recommend this to fellow students as a great place to work (Faculty of Graduate Studies)
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 December 2018
research labs lack resources or funding and are unable to advance students to grow more than the boundaries of what is available at the university. Not much resources available for international or national involvement.
Residence Night Porter (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 June 2018
Overall, I really enjoyed my time as a night porter at York University. The job was very easy and a great experience. The hours given were very minimal. 3-hour shifts maybe 3 times a week with a minimum wage pay. It was a great experience, but pocket change in terms of pay. I would do it again!
The only negative part about the job is that I worked at the Calumet Residence. So late at night after my shift, I had to leave the porter station alone to walk to my room. I was often confronted by stragglers.
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 August 2018
Very productive workplace with lots of opportunities to develop skills and grow personally. I truly enjoyed my experience working with York University, the pay rates are incredible and the workplace culture inclusive.
Assist and provide client services at front desk (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 June 2018
York University's UIT (university IT) department was an amazing place to work. The educational and inspiring surroundings and setting allows one to keep up with the knowledge regarding IT upgrades and updates. Not only this but also allows to enhance technical, client dealing services.
The environment of work place was very friendly. The management was friendly, helpful and provide their support where ever needed.
Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 June 2018
Easy going staff, great benefits/insurance, well prepared and organized facility, good communication skills from management and supervisors, and very accommodating regarding sick days and other requests (religious or otherwise). Opportunity to pick up extra hours through optional invigilation
Amazing benefits, flexible hours
Strike, quality of working conditions vary from supervisor to supervisor