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Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • The work environment is excellent, and there are plenty of opportunities to grow (in 12 reviews)

  • Great employee benefits, great pension, great work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There is not really anything negative in my opinion (in 2 reviews)

  • Contract staff could be made permanent (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at York Region full-time (More than 3 years)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep showing your employees that you care!

  3. "Great place to work and gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York Region (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, the culture is very friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend

    Cons

    There is not really anything negative in my opinion.


  4. "Summer Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at York Region full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff and atmosphere, pay for students is competitive

    Cons

    Work was at times slow, have to push supervisors to get more work

    Advice to Management

    Better plan for giving student tasks


  5. "York Region"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at York Region full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment and lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Work/life balance could be better


  6. "Environmental Co-op Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are very nice and willing to answer questions. Interns are treated as a full member of the team. Supervisors take an effort to expose students to as many fields as possible.

    Cons

    Tasks tend to be redundant and mundane.


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York Region full-time

    Pros

    Loved it, great time off, lovely coworkers.

    Cons

    Corporate tape, similar to other locations.

  8. "Social Services, Ontario Works"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Excellent Pension
    Excellent Pay
    In Social Services the management staff are great, personable and encourage a good work/life balance
    Many opportunities for growth within the organization
    near elimination of nepotism.

    Cons

    -typical red tape
    -any idea or innovative suggestion has to be approved and by many levels of management
    -attendance awareness program has been a complaint i've heard about by others, but most workplaces have that.

    Advice to Management

    I wish there was more autonomy with supervisors and front line staff to get good and innovative solutions implemented without multiple levels of approvals.


  9. "IT Projects Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York Region full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Business areas working to serve residents are doing a great job; good focus on making living in York Region better for all. Great employee benefits, great pension, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Business units are silo-ed with no common vision which leads to competitive atmosphere and dog eat dog.


  10. "Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Technologist in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Technologist in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good professional work environment, friendly co-workers, amazing benefits, challenging projects, access to training/supports and great work-life balance (compressed work weeks etc).

    Cons

    A lot of 'red tape' makes it challenging to do your job, consistency with benefits provided to all branches and departments, clear defined steps to obtain promotions/advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your staff (training, professional development, advancement opportunities)


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