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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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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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Management
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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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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

Cons

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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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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Fun workplace, fun people, good salary and benefits

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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Relaxing but productive place to work! Friendly people, chill!

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!

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Gym! Long Lunch! Coffee Club!

Cons

Out of the way office locations...
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Management not held to standards

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.

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co-workers are good; pay and benefits are good

Cons

poor management
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Excellent benefits and hours

Excellent benefit and retirement plan. Great office location. good supplies. Close to home. Close to transit. Several locations. Many jobs to choose from.

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Hours

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Hours
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busy, friendly throughout the organization

Great Regional Municipal Government to work for. Lots of opportunities for corporate training. Proactive in promoting Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Lots of great orientation.

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great people great benefits

Cons

will not rehire staff who leave
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The Region of York

* reporting and budgeting and financial processing. Many deadlines. Pleasant culture and very good benefits. Not as nimble as private sector, require many sign offs.

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strong benefits

Cons

many deadlines, require more resources
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Management Top Heavy

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.

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Pay

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Poor management
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fun and supportive work place

I have worked there for 10 years, salary and benefits are good. Enjoy the job, training opportunities and challenges I can apply for to further develop my skills.
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Excellent salary and benefits package

Large employer with excellent salary and benefits package.
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Great Benefits

Excellent benefits and salary, not much room for advancement. Typical day started in office for 1 hour then out in the field for the remainder of the day, interacting with the public. Little management required, a lot of independence to complete your tasks and assignments. Co-workers were excellent. Top 100 employers in province.

Pros

Freedom to set your own day's assignments

Cons

little to no advancement
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