National Defence and the Canadian Forces Reviews

Updated Dec 4, 2021

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3.9
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National Defence and the Canadian Forces Minister of National Defence Robert Nicholson
Robert Nicholson
55 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
      Current Employee

      Great Place to Work

      Nov 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Exciting work, great people and management, good pay and benefits, great work-life balance.

      Cons

      Can get boring and slow sometimes, things can feel like they are never moving forward.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pay and records managmenet and administration

      Dec 4, 2021 - Human Resource Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, challenging, mentorship, professional growth.

      Cons

      frequent relocation, unpredictable schedule and tempo

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      fellow infantryman

      Nov 1, 2021 - Infantryman in Edmonton, AB
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      Pros

      love it good vibes good staff good weapons

      Cons

      no overtime pay salary could be higher

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good experience

      Oct 13, 2021 - Engineering Intern in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Team spirit, mentorship, independent work, variety of work

      Cons

      Work can be a bit slow

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Organization has lost sight of their vision

      Nov 8, 2021 - Aerospace Engineering Officer 
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      Pros

      if you are single or have a partner with an adaptable career, there can be some very cool and unique opportunites to work throughout Canada and abroad

      Cons

      "People first, mission always" is the vision of the Canadian Forces but I promise you they are just like any large organization in that they could not care less about you as an individual and even less so about dependents and spouses. Extreme lack of personnel and resources have their hands tied and their vision as quoted is already a relic, far from the minds of anyone with authority

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to learn new things and do some cool stuff

      Sep 18, 2021 - Infantry Soldier Reservist in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Training Great challenging atmosphere Learned new skills

      Cons

      Early mornings Getting yelled at The s pumps

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Reservist Infanteer

      Sep 18, 2021 - Infanteer 
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      Pros

      Flexible, ideal for students. Pay is pretty good, and if you work hard there are some pretty great opportunities.

      Cons

      As long as sexism is a problem in society, it will be an even bigger problem in the military. It just attracts those kinds of people. They are attempting to resolve such issues, but it will take a long time, especially in combat trades.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great workplace

      Aug 21, 2021 - Human Resources in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Good workplace for new Human Resources administrators

      Cons

      Outdated administration system but easy to use

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Ok

      Aug 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Pay Sense of family training and opportunities

      Cons

      Never home Always seems to be the first time they do anything

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      CAF

      Aug 6, 2021 - Canadian Forces in Montreal, QC
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      Pros

      Good salary and life experiences.

      Cons

      it is Mentally and physically challenging

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