NIAGARA REGION Employee Reviews
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Respect - treat everyone equitably with compassion, sensitivity and respect Serve - serve Niagara with pride, care and excellence Honesty - value honesty, integrity and trust Choice - believe in social, environmental and economic choices that support our diverse community Partnerships - foster collaboration and value partnerships
The Niagara Region operates 8 long-term care homes, 5 daycares, 5 social assistance offices, homelessness services, Public Health, Emergency Medical Services, waste, water and wastewater services, transportation services, a planning department, economic development division, clerks division, and Corporate Services that work behind the scenes to support the operations in areas such as HR, finance, IT, Procurement, Corporate Strategy, Communications, Construction, Energy and Facilities Management, Business Licensing, Asset Management and Legal and Court Services. There are multiple bargaining unions as well as Non-union staff and most employees are eligible for health and dental benefits, competitive salary, OMERS pension, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage as well as other recognition programs.
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I worked for this company for over 12 years. There were a few good managers, but it's a terrible working environment. The residents are well-cared for, but there are issues and overall, it's a toxic environment. Poor management, Bullying, Favoritism, Lack of appreciation, Absolutely no opportunity for growth even though they love to advertise it that way.
Atmosphere, No opportunity for growth
Great for first time job seeking experience. RN are bossy and hide behind their union. Managers sit in their offices. Family and friends get preferences and lots of nepotism. Maintance guy leads the home with no experience and other managers unresponsive. Toxic work environment. Residents are great. COVID has made work more challenging and region hides and are arm chair commentators instead of helping out and need a reality check.
leadership has been a revolving door
Stressful. Hard to please the manager who micro manages and always looks unhappy or unimpressed with anyones efforts. Sits in office alot Never supported and leadership team is dysfunctional. Covid has made it unbearable working conditions.
family and friends get preferences treatment
unhealthy work environment: dysfunctional leadership
Employer expects you to be available 24/7 for events but will not pay overtime for weeks worked over the 35 hour cap they place, rather they give you Lieu time to take an hour here and there the next couple of weeks. Management does not foster an environment for growth, as efficient suggestions are not taken seriously. No room to advance within waste management as it is already a small team in the department.
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Honestly nothing good to say about this job, organizational skills from management down is awful, the work is poorly planned, the knowledge level is so low that it seems no one knows what’s going on, moral and motive to do anything there is low, not a place to work if u want to have a positive outlook with a good working environment
A typical day in the home daycare for me was get up at 5:30AM, prepared nutritious food for the children, start ready for 7:00AM when they start coming, prepared educational activities for them, or I tried to kept children busy depend on child special needs, prepared breakfast for them and help them feed, help the children with potty training, changes diapers, took them outside to play or for walk, we come back for lunch time, assisted children with daily living personal care and clean the area. after that put them to sleep. give daily report to parents. I learned that children are very smart, they can learn fast and easy when you take quality time with them. for me the hardest part was not find balance, between job and family.
Worst place ever to work it’s honestly a dumb they change residents up in the air in their slings what ever happen to dipps or their dignity. Sometimes the money isn’t even worth it you start to hate it after two months because the staff are mean and unwelcoming.
I wish there was a better senior leadership available to this organization on a consistent basis. This has been hurting and continues to hurt this organization. There seem to be three categories of senior leaders for most part, Short sighted, timid or people with agendas. Neither is good at any organization and here all three seem to be in abundance. There are some really good and talented people who truly want to make things better and are at the organization for the right reasons but their impact is severely limited because of shortsighted leaders.
An extremely busy place to work. A community of diverse cultures and positions within the Community. People are friendly and helpful at all levels. The most enjoyable part was interacting and learning specifics about how the department professionals (public health nurses), their caring nature, and how they serve the community.
Not worth the money they suck the life out of t You. You are nothing more then a body. You could go above and beyond and no one care. They don't care about how hard you work. No positive feedback.
Always working short. You are just a number no one really cares if you are .
An example would be, set tables, pour drinks , portion deserts, take out garbage, wash kitchen and survery floors, serve dinner, wash pots and dishes, clean the dish area, turn equipment off and make sure HS snack cart is out. Turn lights off and lock doors before leaving main kitchen. I have learned that if you work steady and communicate with your partner you can achieve your goal. Management does the best they can. When we work together as a team the whole process runs a lot smoother. Sometimes there are fire drills or assistance that is needed which take time away from your time sensitive tasks but I always get back on track.The most enjoyable part of the job is when I can get a smile from the family member or the resident and to know that they are happy with the treatment they are receiving.