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Region of Durham Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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Region of Durham Regional Chair and CEO Roger M. Anderson
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  1. "boring place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teller in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teller in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Region of Durham full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    not so bad if you like to be bored

    Cons

    little work to do to keep occupied


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - opportunities for learning and growth
    - salary

    Cons

    - most positions start as temporary
    - no health benefits, sick time or vacation time for temporary employees

  3. "Excellent employer and positive environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employment Counsellor in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Employment Counsellor in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Region of Durham full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are recognized as the organizations greatest strength. Full benefits, the opportunity to advance and do meaningful work.

    Cons

    Being so large change happens slowly. Great ideas for improvement can take a long time to be implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with priqde & hire the best.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice & good place to work in GTA!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pickering, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Region of Durham (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Work-Life balance (so really hard to get job here).
    Excellent benifits.
    No pressure no tention jobs.
    If you live in Durham area, then one of the best place to work.

    Cons

    Senority wins, so education, certifications & expericen don't matter.
    Most of middle level management don't have exploure of ourside work environment, work style, technolgies, management styles etc.

    Advice to Management

    Promote or do internal hiring based on degrees, certifications and experience, not on seniority. You can save lots of tax payer money if you prmote suitable persons.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Management in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Region of Durham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -standard benefits and decent vacation time
    -opportunities for growth
    -free parking

    Cons

    -old school mentality, aversion to change
    -lots of people who call the shots need to retire as they've worked there for decades with no change
    -no flexible work hours and no working from home

    Advice to Management

    there are many unhappy people in the organization looking to leave. you need to change the work culture to embrace 21st century practices and hire new blood to replace those that have been there for decades


  6. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary. Comfortable working environment.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Lack of communications, lack of trust.

    Advice to Management

    More open communications from all level of management to employees


  7. "caseworker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work ethics, professional, culture, coworkers, and work life balance.

    Cons

    does not apply, really good employer!

  8. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Region of Durham full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work I cant say anything else about them

    Cons

    Caught up in process. Very slow to change because of policy

    Advice to Management

    Get out and see what your employees are doing. It is very different from the desk .


  9. "Nurse Practitioner"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Region of Durham full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is an equal opportunity employer with a great flexible work schedule. Work week is less than the rest

    Cons

    None good employer to work for

    Advice to Management

    Management team are approachable and they are humanistic in their approach


  10. "Stationary Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Region of Durham full-time

    Pros

    The region has great benefits, one of the best I heard.
    Relaxed workplace with a very structured work environment.
    I recommend getting in before benefits packages change.

    Cons

    there is not many cons to working here, maybe the smell in certain areas.
    management takes quite some time in the hiring process.


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