Region of Waterloo
Happiness score is 67 out of 100
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Automotive Service Attendant in Waterloo, ON
on 9 March 2022
Just not a fun place
Not a good place to work (transit) departments fight against each. Union fights management. Management fights union. Employees fight each other. Management fights each other. Pay and benefits are good
Region of Waterloo Planning Student in Waterloo, ON
on 10 June 2022
Seems fine but you may be blindsided
staff were nice, but it was pretty fake. Staff were not very upfront on day to day about whether employees met expectations, bombed them on evaluations. Felt pretty fake
Transportation and Environmental Services in Waterloo, ON
on 7 June 2022
Completely dysfunctional
Where to start? At first, the pay, benefits, and dedication to training seemed enough despite a few red flags. I spent 10 years in two different departments of Environemtal Services. The upper management of these departments hate theyre employees and I'm not using that term flippantly. Most of the time you can forget that you're being treated/reprimanded like a child for minor issues that normally management would not even waste time discussing, but the problem is there are too many managers who are trying to fill their time and justify their existence. This manifests into ridiculous micromanaging and unnecessary discipline on a constant basis. Pair all this with their complete lack of technical ability (generally under qualified), foresight, lack of trust, horrible union relations, and you have the most dysfunctional workplace I have ever seen. All while managers smugly continue to watch the department burn down around them with a grin. To be fair most lower level managers are just as frustrated, and are subject to the same treatment by upper management and HR, but will not stand up to them. I worked there long enough to know that this is the consensus among workers. Some were able to turn their thoughts off and coast along, but thats not what I wanted for my career. Many capable employees with great educations, certifications, and designations, but zero trust from management to let them flourish.
Supervisor in Waterloo, ON
on 25 March 2022
The employer to work for in Canada
I only leave the very best reviews and this employer deserves one of them. I have been in the service of the region for over a year now (PHE - IDS) and the kind of training and support i received is commendable. Everyone from line level employees to director level staff are very supportive and understanding. Your part of the bargain is that you give in your 100% and it gets noticed. My immediate manager and the head of department have tolerance for errors and they guide you so that you don't make the same mistakes again. They understand that everyone makes mistakes and its part of the learning process. The leadership in my department leads with examples and are always available to support when needed. I work in the covid initiative of PHE - ROW and processes and procedures are very dynamic, at times things have been hectic during the various surges of the virus but the level of planning, team effort, direction has been very effective. The only drawback with this position is that it is temporary. However i knew this when i signed up and will knowingly do it again.
Technician in Cambridge, ON
on 25 February 2022
Do yourself a favor don’t bother applying you’ll be greatly disappointed
Don’t do it. Pay is terrible communication is even worse.It’s a dictatorship management no support don’t respect family time unwilling to work with you on vacation time. Unrealistic management tactics

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