Yorkville University
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the upper management is lack of strategic consideration and has serious politics. They are not doing education but running a profit business. It may be good for you to start your career and accumulate some industry experience.


maybe good for inexperienced fresh graduates


avoid working there
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Dead end job

-Little to no room for career advancement. -Poor management with no real experience. -The pay is low-The hours are standard. -Toxic environment.-High turnover -Lack of support


The Benefits are okay


toxic work environment, Management, low pay
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Energizing work tasks
  • Ability to learn new things

Productive and challenging

New challenges will come up every day so you can expect to be busy. There is opportunity for growth. Management is supportive and team is growing. Company can improve in terms of compensation.
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Yorkville University is very flexible about your office timing. You can have a work-life balance. Business users are always happy to help you during the development or QA phase.


Friendly culture


I don't find any
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I love it here

So nice to work for a company that is expanding and wants to make sure people are happy. New management is working on making this a great place to be.
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Not the best place to work at!

Poor management, qualified Managers?! No way!!!! No.Salary minimum wage, leaders not educated! It’s just a company to have Canadian experience in education.
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I love working at Yorkville University

Working at Yorkville University has been an amazing experience. There is a very supportive and friendly work environment throughout all three campuses. All management, faculty, and staff are encouraging and willing to learn new things and/or teach you new things. I absolutely recommend applying!
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Terrible place to work for

-Poor management-Poor training-No work/life balance-Bad salary-Toxic-Stressful-Constant jabs and bullying from managers-Expected to work more for free
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Many teachers coming and going.

High turnover of teaching staff. It seems as if new people are added every term. Students are the same as community college students in Ontario. After a while it becomes easier, once you realize that many other teachers do not fully read what students give them, and students only care that they not fail
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suitable for the people who are new to this industry

poor managementonly foucus on salesacademics and student services suckno strategic planninghigh employee turnoverstudent population are not diversified


gain experience


just focus on sales,poor management
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Good opportunity for someone who is a sales person. Can get very stressful to manage work and life.Fast paced and lot of things to do. Good commissions but need to do a lot to get them.
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Not the best place to work

Little to no room for advancement. The company should invest in people not just the high ups. Poorly organized and managed. Mostly international students. Poor retention rate. Dumb managers.


Work life balance


Low pay
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I enjoy working at Yorkville University. I feel valued and respected. I am on a series of 3-month contracts. There are many foreign students.

This is the best job I have ever had. I find it to be challenging but rewarding financially and intellectually. It is a new university and has growing pains but rapid growth. My boss is friendly and we use technology to the fullest.


Room for creativity and good use of technology


Sudden changes to work circumstances and last-minute changes.
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Poorly managed with a senior leadership that includes a Senior VP with no marketing experience or related academic credentials in marketing.

Not the kind of company skilled and qualified professionals should be associated with. A company should put in place leadership that is actually qualified.


Can’t think on any.


Too many to list.
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Would not recommend unless you are applying for a management role

Advisors do most of the work yet they make the least amount of money. Little to no opportunity for advancement or internal promotion. Supervisors and managers are dismissive and don't take suggestions well


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No pay increase for advisors
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Great coworkers but weak leadership

There is a lack of trust as management says all the right things but does not act on it. Poor management causes employees to quit by a high-stress environment and poor training. Management is not willing to increase the salary of the employees and would rather let them go than increase the pay. NO professional growth in the company, management is not letting you grow within a company. The company doesn't have an annual performance review - employees don't have a chance to negotiate their salary or any kind of working conditions. (tricky contract - be careful, nothing can be changed after singing it) You can get an extra week of vacation only after 5 years of working within a company - rediculous




Management, benefits & salary
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Toxic environment

Disorganized Unhealthy environment Terrible or no training Toxic people Unprofessional management and upper management Unfair treatment with employees Much favouritism
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University is growing but they don't care about old employers

Poor salary and benefits. Management people are the worst. Work ethics zero. Company politics at its worst! Supervisors are unhelpful. Older employees get less salary than the newer one in the same role! How ridiculous! Growing opportunity is too low.




No overtime pay but you'll have to work 9 hours a day
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Toxic Work Environment

Management expects staff to go beyond their job description by a mile. Management rather let go of staff than increase their pay or position title after years of extensive service. Management expects to continuously work overtime without pay or time in lieu. The staff is wonderful is upside but management drains you, burns you out and then is passive aggressive when you mention the issues and says “then you should leave”.


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Good place

Good place to work and very supportive. Lot of training and learning. Team work and collaboration encouraged. Work-life balance. The company is growing
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Professional and friendly work environment

The company has a very supportive management team with family-like work culture. Onboarding included a training program which was really useful. It is easy to meet and communicate with management. Classrooms are good and well-equipt.
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Based on 45 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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