Canadian Armed Forces
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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    Great experience

    ACSO (Current Employee)
    Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    ProsGood salary, interesting jobs, we'll respected

    ConsForced to move around, no freedom on where to live

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not for everyone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat experience. Lots of learning. Good benefits.

    ConsTime away from home. Some higher ops have no clue

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience for Students

    Corporal Reservist (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Great pay if you are a high-school student joining at 16.
    - Unique job, fire guns,build stuff, blow stuff up.
    - Great field experience.
    - Work schedule is pretty flexible for full time students.

    ConsAn army is still an army.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAn country's armed forces obviously operates differently than a corporation, but leaders should pick up more of their leadership techniques to motivate good workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent opportunities, frustrating bureaucracy

    Commissioned Officer (Current Employee)
    Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat professional development opportunities.
    Exciting opportunities.
    Personal development is prized.
    Physical fitness is emphasized.

    ConsThe bureaucracy can slow down career progression.
    Extremely hierarchical all the time.
    Sometime placements in jobs are unpredictable or in remote locations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Infantry (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Prosgood pay
    good people
    good enviromenent
    good discipline
    leadership
    etc
    beer and stuff
    ambiancce

    Consnot at all
    no good money
    got to be not in stress cause it is a diffucult system

    Advice to Senior Managementbe good

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot with many drawbacks

    Field Artillery Soldier (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsConnections, Physical Training, Decent Compensation

    ConsPromotions, Training, Funding, Leadership

    As a former reservist, the military has been cutting back on training over the last few years. For members who wish to have a sense of progression in the ranks and professional development, training should not be halted. Otherwise, it will cause the member to leave the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know the troops more. They're more than just a service number.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent training and education benefits - employment opportunities unparalleded elsewhere!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTravel, excellent benefits and pension, leadership development opportunities, access to frequent change in jobs

    ConsCareer progression is out of your hands. Long hours. Requirement to deploy or move doesn't necessarily coincide with your desires

    Advice to Senior ManagementCareer progression should follow more a a Public Service model. Yup, that's what I said!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing career opportunities

    Sergeant (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsStrong ethics; community involvement; paid professional training; support for family-work balance; exciting opportunities; strong corporate culture.

    ConsNot for everyone - potential candidates must be motivate and sincerely invested in the principle and the lifestyle of the military.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a genuinely interesting experience that I would never regret

    Infantry (Teacher/Driver/Student/Platoon Member) (Former Employee)
    Petawawa, ON (Canada)

    ProsDeployment Overseas and all it's interesting experiences.
    Some awesome training courses.
    Wide range of opportunities.
    A comradeship that is like non-other.

    ConsHorrible scheduling.
    Once you screw up more than once it's pretty much downhill.
    If you get a bad boss, it makes everything including home life awful.
    Crappy base surrounding cities.
    It takes more than the average patience to not go loopy.
    Things in general take a long long long time to go anywhere intelligent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your soldiers. They may know something that is a little more intelligent than how soldiers trained in WWII.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive and life changing

    Infantry Reservist (Current Employee)
    Victoria, BC (Canada)

    ProsSee the best of people
    Great opportunity for advancement
    Challenging and motivating
    Serving the public
    Post secondary education funding
    Dental benefits
    An exciting career with many different options
    Days fly by

    ConsSee the worst of people
    Sleep deprivation
    Danger and a sometimes hostile environment
    Bureaucratic mess of inefficiency
    Boredom and wasted time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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