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Enjoy education clients
PHN (Current Employee) –  Newmarket, ON27 September 2018
York Region sets a vision for improving and transforming the way we serve our clients every step of the way. The client is able to receive great support.
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Fun workplace, fun people, good salary and benefits
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) –  York, ON7 June 2018
Great workplace with awesome people. Learned a lot from all my coworkers. Everyone is very helpful and very friendly. The facilities are beautiful and the benefits and salary is very generous.
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Great people
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON12 May 2018
The people there are very nice to work with, very positive and lots of activities to get involved in. The work is meaningful and has impact. They are focused on innovative ideas in government.
Pros
New, well designed building and the people are great to work with.
Cons
Not well connected to the major cities. Most likely a commute for anyone.
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Excellent Finance Experience
Budget Analyst (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON6 May 2018
Lots to learn, great budget and finance experience. Long periods of very slow paced work. Outdated programs used for many tasks. Culture was very friendly and welcoming. Hardest part of the job was finding things to do during slow periods.
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Very enjoyable with great co-workers.
Operations Technician (Former Employee) –  Maple, ON1 May 2018
My experience at the York Region was very enjoyable. The people you get to work with are great and the wage you get paid is great. I would highly recommend working there.
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Relaxing but productive place to work! Friendly people, chill!
GIS Technician (Former Employee) –  York, ON16 April 2018
I'd go in, get to my desk, take my time to get my work done. People only bother you when they need updates but other than that you are free to work on what you want and as comfortably as you want. People are always in good moods. And there's a tiny gym!
Pros
Gym! Long Lunch! Coffee Club!
Cons
Out of the way office locations...
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Caution
Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON11 April 2018
The culture tolerates harassment and the leadership is aware of it. Confidentiality, integrity and respect are not leveraged as per the organization's values.
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Good work environment and compensation
Area Forester (Current Employee) –  York, ON21 February 2018
York Region is a good place to work, with positive work culture and very good compensation and security (unionized); however management can be less positive, and advancement opportunities are limited.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Opportunities for advancement
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Review of York region
Business Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) –  York, ON14 February 2018
The orgnsation is a great one to work with including great support from colleagues, peers and managers. Great software and good technologies are used in the region/\.
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Management not held to standards
Accounting (Current Employee) –  York Region14 February 2018
Payroll - salary and benefits are good
Work/Life balance - can be quite good
Culture - senior management try to promote a healthy work environment with room to grow

Typical though (for this department) - Do not stay in one position for more than 2 years or you will be typecast in your role. Management does not encourage any type of career growth and external hires fill the majority of new hires. Any expressed dissatisfaction with the ability to take internal courses, take on additional responsibilities or new roles is not addressed in any meaningful way.

There are too many management levels and not enough review of the "work" that management is doing. More areas should have 360 feedback reviews; senior management should act on those reviews and have strict and thorough follow up to ensure that real change occurs.
Pros
co-workers are good; pay and benefits are good
Cons
poor management
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Organized workplace
Info Tech (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON18 January 2018
Great learning opportunity and a very supportive environment. Has great training and opportunity for professional development. Very organized and forward thinking organization.
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Worked through Agency
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) –  York, ON11 November 2017
I worked at Regional Municipality of York through Agency. Covered for a person who went on sick leave. She came back and hence my contract ended. They wanted me to come back but I already started working for Nordson Canada Limited and I could not leave.
Pros
Would have been good if it was a permanent job
Cons
Public Transportation was not available
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Supportive and friendly workplace
Architectural Space Design Assistant (Former Employee) –  York, ON2 November 2017
A nice work experience with friendly and supportive staff. Great work environment at the new Property Services building, all new building with lots of space.
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An organisation that provides true work life balance
Statistical Data Analyst (Current Employee) –  York, ON3 October 2017
A place where employees are provided with tools to sharpen their skills. The employer provides ample training and development opportunities. Employer of choice with a respectful work environment.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
No bonus
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Excellent benefits and hours
Administrative Assistant to Director (Current Employee) –  Newmarket, ON18 September 2017
Excellent benefit and retirement plan. Great office location. good supplies. Close to home. Close to transit. Several locations. Many jobs to choose from.
Pros
Hours
Cons
Hours
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A place where one can work and learn.
Project Manager - Information Technology Services (Former Employee) –  Newmarket, ON19 June 2017
Region provides a challenging and very conducing work environment where one can contribute while avail oneself of the opportunity to develop and grow.
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Typical government job
Training Specialist (Current Employee) –  Newmarket, ON5 June 2017
Lots of bureaucracy.
Weird hiring transition from temporary to permanent as you will have to reinterview for your own job.
Not recommended for anyone who thrives on deadlines as they're meaningless here.
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Great company to work for
Transit Operator (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON5 March 2017
There's always lots to learn and always great opportunities to gain more experience.

Responsibilities include transporting passengers and providing assistance when needed.
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Productive and a fun place to work
HRS Recruiter 1 year (Former Employee) –  York, ON2 December 2016
Management was supportive in my desire to advance within the organization.

I was able to pursue my goals to enter a Human Resources role as Recruiter.
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Management Top Heavy
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) –  York Region29 July 2016
The salary and benefits are industry leaders but there is a reason for that. The organization has to many managers that spend to much time trying to justify their positions. The end result is that the average employee suffers. The commissioner came from the private sector and new Director the same, result? Neanderthal thinking, ie; operations switched to 24/7 schedule. 12 hour shifts 7 days a week. They think there is a cost savings, trust me, no cost savings, 40 hour work week spread out into 168 hour work week with 40 hours of work. Other municipalities have tried it but found that it wasn't feasible. Unfortunately management is more concerned about there own vertical movement in the organization to voice a dissenting opinion, the end result is the workers affected by this decision have there lives turned upside down. I have seen management scramble to clean up operations centre, spending tens of thousands of dollars to impress the local councillors on there visit during public works day. Council is being hoodwinked by the current management team, too much waste and stupid new initiatives that do nothing but pump up managements ego. One more thing, if management doesn't like you, they will find a way to get rid of you. I have seen this done too many times to some very talented employees.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Poor management
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