Region of Peel Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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Region of Peel Regional Chair Emil V. Kolb
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  1. Alright for a student summer contract

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Assistant Technical Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Assistant Technical Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can obtain work experience here. There are a few co-workers who have been working here for years that you can get a great amount of knowledge from. If you're a full-time worker, the benefits are very great. If you're a co-op student, however, you won't be able to receive any of those great benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, a great amount of politics, as well as workplace bullying. You will barely get any respect. It really depends on who your manager is, but when I worked here I was pretty much threatened to be fired each day even though I signed a contract. There is an inane amount of workplace politics each day, including racism. Although it was never mentioned in the interview or the job description, my managers hired me only because they assumed I spoke a particular language based on the colour of my skin. They wanted me to speak Hindi or Punjabi to clients in Peel, to which I said I was South American and didn't speak those languages. After that, my manager told me to my face that I had to speak Hindi or Punjabi if I wanted to work here. Subsequently, I was laid off. Rather than spending tens of thousands of dollars to fight a case, it's really better just to look for a job where you'd be happy to go to work each day and the managers treat you with respect rather than being deceitful. You will have absolutely no influence on the decisions. The parking for the Region of Peel is worse than mall parking; you'll need to come early. You will not get recognition unless you've spent your whole life here and become friends with the co-workers. You'll pretty much also require outside connections to succeed and it won't be rare to see someone who doesn't produce good work to get promotions. External promotions tend to be the norm and you won't be able to use your credentials as a bargaining chip. To illustrate an example, my manager had a eight month diploma from Humber College, while I had spent eight years obtaining a bachelor's and master's in applied science from the University of Toronto.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for those who work smart, not necessarily hard, and reward them appropriately.


  2. Great place to work as a student during the summer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Summer Student in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, great teamwork environment

    Cons

    Pay scale is low in comparison to other places

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Assisted with team of technology analysts with daily support functions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Information Systems Technology Services in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Information Systems Technology Services in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very trustworthy. You get to work at your own pace, and co-workers always help each other out. Also, the location is very convenient. It's always a different day, making the challenges more exciting.

    Cons

    The archived tech instructions not up to date when installing software for clients. Sometimes working with irate clients that can effect your schedule with other clients.


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  5. In these economic times I am very fortunate to be working for this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enforcement in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Enforcement in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Region of Peel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, competitive salary, pension and benefits.

    Cons

    Wages may not be as good as similar position in the private sector but job security makes up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider and place more value on input and suggestions from employees.


  6. Experience was great!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EMS in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - EMS in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great work-life balance is amazing!

    Cons

    slow pace in the public sector


  7. The Region of Peel is a great place to work for someone with a family/kids who is looking for stability.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel as an intern

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people are nice, flexible work hours, good benefits work-life balance is great company head office is really nice

    Cons

    culture isn't very motivating, people do their work and go home not very many opportunities to move up training is limited

    Advice to Management

    Offer more open work space where people can share ideas/brainstorm Culture needs to be more collaborative


  8. Above pay, but nepotism runs rampant.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Specialist in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Specialist in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Limited growth opportunities if you do not brown-nose.

    Cons

    Contract staff in a state of perpetual limbo- you will feel like a second class citizen despite the Regional values that are constantly extolled. Some colleagues have been on contact for too long (5+ years).

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to limit contract staff or convert them to full-time. More transparency in the hiring process.


  9. Repetitive work but good pay

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    Current Employee - Weighscale Operator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Weighscale Operator in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Region of Peel part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the pay and the benefits are great! no complaints!

    Cons

    very repetitive work in my specific position so leaves zero room for creativity. they hire who they know even though they post their positions, chances are they have contacted who they want to fill the role, positions are posted because that is policy

    Advice to Management

    Go around and meet your employees, run annual x-mas parties, promote fairness and equity all throughout


  10. Helpful (1)

    Wastewater Coop Student

    Former Intern - Wastewater Coop Student in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Wastewater Coop Student in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working environment is very nice. Managers are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Leaving boring work for coop students...


  11. enjoyed working at the Region of Peel

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Region of Peel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities were available. Tuition reimbursement etc.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to Management

    The management of the region is headed in the right direction.



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