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Updated Oct 14, 2021

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4.3
89%
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98%
Approve of CEO
York Region Chairman & CEO Wayne Emmerson
Wayne Emmerson
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Wonderful work environment where you can constantly learn new things and develop skills(in 22 reviews)

  • "Stable employment and good benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unionized positions make it difficult to get a permanent position due to preference for seniority over fit(in 5 reviews)

  • "Red Tape prevents a lot of innovation(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Data Analyst

      Nov 8, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Never work over-time, fun meetings and awesome working culture

      Cons

      Project targets are a little vague and restrictions to use new analysis tools

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place

      Nov 26, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      The pay and benefits are great and they train you well. People are really friendly and nice and there is a lot of job security.

      Cons

      All the cons that come with working in a government position but since it is a government position it should be expected. Advancement based on seniority can be problematic.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience as a co-op student

      Oct 6, 2021 - Design Technician Co-op in Newmarket, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was a great experience for me as a co-op student: supervised by very capable professionals, learned a lot through day-to-day operation, and pay is good for a student.

      Cons

      Had to relocate to Newmarket from Toronto. (did not have to, but the commute would be tough)

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good or not so good role depending on the Dept or Division

      Oct 14, 2021 - Senior Policy Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - High pay compared to other public sector organizations - Outstanding benefits packages (including $1000 massage therapy)

      Cons

      - Management culture varies dependent on department. Some departments are very well run while others are disorganized. - SPA role is a glorified administrator in some departments, while in others it is very rewarding and akin to what a policy specialist should do

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company

      Oct 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great vacation and sick plan

      Cons

      Pay increase is very small

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great people to work with

      Oct 7, 2021 - Communications Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and benefits - close to home

      Cons

      Senior management in my dept didn't support staff

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Sep 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great employee experiences including being heard.

      Cons

      Change takes a long time to happen

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great employer

      Sep 1, 2021 - Management 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salaries, resourcing, culture, location, people

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, cost of living in community, union

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Decent place to work

      Aug 10, 2021 - Analyst in Newmarket, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, challenging work, unionized, young workforce, impactful, complex, fast growth

      Cons

      poor management, little career development, not inclusive or accommodating, immature

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Review

      May 25, 2021 - Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment and people

      Cons

      Really far from the city

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