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Canadian Armed Forces Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2020

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3.9
77%
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81%
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Canadian Armed Forces Major General  Christine Whitecross
Christine Whitecross
48 Ratings
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  • "Be prepared to live a sort of double life when working part-time; the citizen life & military life(in 21 reviews)

  • "Having to move away from home town(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great Benefits, Interesting Lifestyle"

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    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.

    Canadian Armed Forces2018-08-04
  2. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Medical Officer 

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pension and benefits available

    Cons

    Frequent postings can be difficult

    Canadian Armed Forces2020-01-15
  3. "You should definitely join, but it will be up to you to decide if you should stay."

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    Former Employee - Master Corporal in Ottawa, ON

    I worked at Canadian Armed Forces full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learn work ethic, self discipline, attention to detail and you will also obtain a host of marketable skills that will vary from trade to trade. You will definitely learn take care of your physical fitness.

    Cons

    You will not have actual control over your life. (ie. where you live)

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.

    Canadian Armed Forces2020-01-11
  4. "Xxx"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place and competitive job

    Cons

    Budget is a factor for training

    Advice to Management

    Spend on training the employees

    Canadian Armed Forces2020-01-07
  5. "As expected"

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    Former Employee - Community Service Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Armed Forces full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PT, benefits, job security, vacation time, pension, unique career

    Cons

    required to relocate, merit based promotions non-existent, ranking system needs to be revised, boredom, few spots for deployments, much of your career is based on luck (right place at the right time), old school chain of command (not accepting of change), outdated equipment/training doctrine,

    Canadian Armed Forces2020-01-10
  6. "Good working conditions with great stability"

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    Current Employee - Musician 

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of free time Get to play music

    Cons

    You work for the military Can be called away to work at any time

    Canadian Armed Forces2019-12-22
  7. "CAF"

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    Current Employee - Officer 

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary stability and variaty of chalenges

    Cons

    Constant movement and stress on the family

    Canadian Armed Forces2020-01-05
  8. "Pilot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, opportunities and support

    Cons

    Often on the road and posted to a different location every few years

    Canadian Armed Forces2019-12-15
  9. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Infantry Reservist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    keeps you in shape and organized

    Cons

    you need to be good at handling stress

    Canadian Armed Forces2019-12-06
  10. "Thank you for doing your part to keep Glassdoor the most trusted place to find a job and company you love."

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    Former Employee - Marine Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Armed Forces full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Thank you for doing your part to keep Glassdoor the most trusted place to find a job and company you love.

    Cons

    Thank you for contributing to the community. Your opinion will help others make decisions about jobs and companies.

    Canadian Armed Forces2020-01-06
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