York Region Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2020

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4.4
97%
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York Region Chairman & CEO Wayne Emmerson
Wayne Emmerson
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Wonderful work environment where you can constantly learn new things and develop skills(in 19 reviews)

  • "good benefits, lots of engaging events(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons to York Region(in 5 reviews)

  • "Unionized positions make it difficult to get a permanent position due to preference for seniority over fit(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Newmarket, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York Region full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible and friendly atmosphere - very professional staff

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

  2. "Steady work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Newmarket, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at York Region full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Regular hours and decent pay.

    Cons

    Developing skills will not happen unless you are a brand new grad. Simple systems, old tech. Even in new builds.

  3. "Evaluate community health service human based programs"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Evaluator in Newmarket, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York Region full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice environment and good colleagues

    Cons

    Public sector limitations which include changing government agendas

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  4. "Great employer that it supports employees"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Chief 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York Region full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good employee supports and developmental opportunities

    Cons

    At times can be overly bureaucratic and inefficient.

  5. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Project Coordinator in Newmarket, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at York Region full-time

    Pros

    Extremely competitive pay, great opportunity for movement internally

    Cons

    Some lack of cohesion between departments

  6. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant in Newmarket, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York Region full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Lack of growth, career advancement

  7. "Payroll"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Payroll Administrator 

    I worked at York Region full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, management is helpful

    Cons

    None. I really enjoyed working there.

  8. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Early Interventionist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York Region full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, employers cares about you, training, salary

    Cons

    Government cuts, job freeze due to cuts

  9. "L&D Specialist"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newmarket, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York Region full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great employee engagement programs, lots of opportunity to move around, support growth and development, work life balance

    Cons

    Seniority comes into play a lot working in a union environment

  10. "Large office, small town feel"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at York Region full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Potential for growth.

    Cons

    Some confusion between the responsibilities of corporate IT and the various integrated business services.

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