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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.

Pros

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

Cons

Long hours some days!
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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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Great people

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

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 Outdated programs used for many tasks.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.

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!

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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Caution

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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Review of York region

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

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

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

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.

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Would have been good if it was a permanent job

Cons

Public Transportation was not available
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Supportive and friendly workplace

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

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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Productive, life balance important.

A typical day involves checking emails by going through and putting like emails together, if it is necessary to calculate retro pay do so in preparation for the upcoming payroll run. I learnt a few more programs that are in PS that I did not know before. Did not find any part of the job hard I ennjoyed every moment of it.

Pros

1 hour for lunch, able to get home early enough

Cons

Long commute
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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.

Pros

Hours

Cons

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.

Pros

great people great benefits

Cons

will not rehire staff who leave
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A place where one can work and learn.

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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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.

Pros

strong benefits

Cons

many deadlines, require more resources
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Typical government job

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

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

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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