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Productive and Collaborative with a dedicated team of professionals

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The days were busy working in the office and directly with clients. Being able to manage your time was very important! There is opportunity for advancement.

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Individual case loads and great team members to share collaboration and ideas!

Cons

Long hours some days!
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Too many managers/bosses

The work and co-workers are great! , Pay and benefits are decent. This could be an amazing workplace, however... It's sickening how top heavy this organization is. There are way too many managers and they just keep dreaming up more and more management or supervisor positions. They also seem to be really good at making poor decisions, wasting money, destroying worker moral, lowering efficiency.Take management out of the equation and this place becomes an amazing place to work!!

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Coworkers

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Great work environment. Not as challenging as private sector but good work-life balance.

Got a good variety of work to do. Upper management was respectful and never felt overbearing. Lots of extra activities and initiatives provided by weekly employee e-mail newsletter. Good student support structure.
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I enjoyed my time working at York Region.

The staff were a cohesive group. The structure as a part time immunization nurse worked well. The autonomy was appreciated. The scheduling coordinator was very good at her job and tried to keep everyone’s needs in mind. I was surprised to see 2 managers let go in my time there.
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Good people - questionable culture

Good people. Culture is not very good at all. Not a lot of advancement or opportunity to grow. Management and staff feel siloed - not collaborative.
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It was a good experience

As a coop student, I learnt a lot and enjoyed my time at York Region. The environment is calm and quiet Everyone was nice and kind. They were always ready to help and you'll always be greeted with a smile
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Great Employer

York Region is a great employer that offers many different career opportunities. The salaries they offer are high and they also have comprehensive benefits packages.
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Great place

Nothing bad to say other than long term employees are out of touch with reality and shouldn’t complain as much as they do. Benefits and pay are excellent.
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No Complaints

Was only here for 4 months but I enjoyed it. Ran into the odd big ego government worker but for the most part everyone was friendly and pleasant to work with
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Fun workplace

Enjoyable workplace, collaborative environment , reasonable pay . Difficult to manage work life balance around casual schedule. Good management and workplace culture.
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Excellent benefits and some opportunity for advancement

The regional municipality of york provided great benefits that were 100% paid for by the organization; which these days is unheard of. It is a unionized environment (other then HR/management) so advancements can be few and far between and working between management and the unionized staff can be a difficult process. Very well paid jobs and movement up the salary grid through a dedicated performance review process (bonuses for non-union staff

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benefits, salary

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Union/management conflicts
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Good pay

Great pay, days feel long even though its usually less than 40 hours a week of work. Given good projects to work on but I would have liked it more if they had a more fun team environment.
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Productive and fun place

It was a great place to work. I was exposed to many new things and had a lot to learn. The people were really nice there and it was a fun learning experience.
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Don't trust your manager too much

York Region taught me that, when you work hard but don't get a good review, get out. I hope you work for better managers than I worked for. I like to think the good managers outweigh the bad.
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Positive work environment where you learn everyday

Great place to work with great staff. Room for advancement for dedicated staff. Several different areas to gain new experiences and further knowledge.

Cons

Seniority often over rides performance when applying for new positions.
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Stay away from this politically correct over managed bloated organization

Terrible work environment. They like to keep everyone bubble wrapped. They don’t want anyone thinking for themselves or having an opinion. Too many managers and supervisors for so few workers. Management out of touch with operations side of things. No room for advancement. No permanent positions. Contract to contract. Do not waste your time.

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Good hours.

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Everything else
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Amazing place to work

this is a great company to work for. They are kind and are always willing to help you push forward. The managers and staff are kind as well as willing to assist with anything you need.
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Not bad

No free coffees in East Gwillingbury location, people there are very mixed, few people work very hard, no near restaurants, salary is fair, office is far
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Great place to work

York cares about its employees and the employees care about one another. Going to work was like visiting a second family. Great benefits and pay. Plenty of training opportunities for career progression.
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Friendly and productive environment

Everyone I worked with was extremely friendly and helpful. The work was often challenging but rewarding. Management was always pleasant to deal with .
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Enjoy education clients

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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4.1Work/Life Balance
4.4Salary/Benefits
3.8Job security/advancement
3.8Management
3.9Culture

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