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See how Canadian Armed Forces vs. National Defence and the Canadian Forces compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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National Defence and the Canadian Forces

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 256 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 288 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
National Defence and the Canadian Forces Ceo Robert Nicholson
80%
80%Robert Nicholson
CEO Approval
Canadian Armed Forces Ceo  Christine Whitecross
81%
81% Christine Whitecross
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
77%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
47%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 18 reviews)
"Job security"(in 14 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 23 reviews)
"Pay and benefits"(in 15 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Away from home"(in 22 reviews)
"Military"(in 21 reviews)
Cons
"Military"(in 21 reviews)
"Away from home"(in 20 reviews)
Featured Review
"Naval Officer"May 22, 2016

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time

Pros

More opportunity, professional development, and world-wide experience than I ever though possible, particularly when I was 19 years old and thought I knew everything but realized quickly how wrong I... was! Excitement, word class training followed by experience in a related field. The opportunity to develop constantly and get promoted at regular intervals in rank, salary, and responsibility is unmatched anywhere in the world. In a world where there still exists job discrimination and pay discrimination based on sex, this is the only true equal opportunity where you are paid according to your qualifications, period.

Cons

You must accept that you are not entirely in control of your destiny. Don't fight it, this is actually a good thing. It's hard on families from time to time but the pros far outweigh the cons in... every respect.

Advice to Management

Better alignment of policies and practices with individual's desires would improve retention rates.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time

Pros

Great benefits, good salary, great family atmosphere

Cons

Soldier first, civilian second. May take some time to adjust to the lifestyle.

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