National Defence and the Canadian Forces Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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4.0
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National Defence and the Canadian Forces Minister of National Defence Robert Nicholson
Robert Nicholson
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, a lot opportunities for growth(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits, a lot of opportunity for advancement(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Days away from home, Long Hours(in 23 reviews)

  • "bad culture, no promotion for civilians bit only former military, needs to be more paperless(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      N/A

      Jul 15, 2021 - Senior Procurement Officer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employer, Good training and good benefits.

      Cons

      Large government organization with lots of levels of approvals

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Experience and Coworkers

      Jul 29, 2021 - Enlisted Soldier in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers and overall experience

      Cons

      Can be dull most times

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Cpl in Canadian Forces as ACISS-IST

      Jul 14, 2021 - IT Technical Support Specialist in Quebec, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good learning programs and great learning and life experience.

      Cons

      Hours can he long. Staff is hit and miss, depending on where you go. Except the first few years of your career to just to random tasks that aren't IT related, unless you're good or lucky.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Jul 12, 2021 - Team Leader in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Good Good Good Good

      Cons

      okay okay okay okay okay

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good career opportunities if in the right spot

      May 1, 2021 - Administrative Officer in Halifax, NS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits Good staff or teams if you can find them Good amount of leave Opportunities for advancement if you are billingual and have a supportive manager

      Cons

      High amounts of bureaucracy, hard to get tasks done High rates of harassment within workforce Male-dominated, anglophone organization

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Okay

      Jun 16, 2021 - Infantryman in Tor Bay, NS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Okay, good enough to work

      Cons

      None were to be found

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Meh

      Jul 2, 2021 - Air Weapons Systems Technician in Cold Lake, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, great coworkers, great benefits

      Cons

      Everything else is not worth it anymore

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Get out while you can

      Jun 28, 2021 - Naval Electronic Sensor Operator in Esquimalt, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security is great, benefits are great.

      Cons

      Lack of care for personal life. No logic whatsoever.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      May 17, 2021 - Military Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's fine, getting better, nearly there.

      Cons

      It's going, going, going, going gone.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      great short term

      May 3, 2021 - Infantryman in Oromocto, NB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great pay, travel, postings, grow as a person

      Cons

      leadership can be lacking t times, sour apples make everyone experience sour.

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