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Canadian Armed Forces Reviews

Updated December 16, 2017
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Canadian Armed Forces Major General Christine Whitecross
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Pros
  • Pay and benefits is amazing if you're a student trying to pay bills (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefit, opportunities to work overseas are expending (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • away from home limited to type job (in 12 reviews)

  • Away from family during development (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "RCN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Armed Forces full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good compensation, possibility to live in cool places, possibility to do interesting things, honorable perception, good people

    Cons

    Interface with many slow gov. organizations, outdated electronics and equipment (still using Blackberrys??), budget constraints,

    Advice to Management

    Modernize equipment and utilize your people.


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training to all employee.

    Cons

    Nothing is bad about working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - ACISS in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - ACISS in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Room to advance to a higher position.
    Job Security is great.

    Cons

    Long periods away from home and can be moved to anywhere in Canada or outside.

    Advice to Management

    More position specific training and OJT for supervisors and mangers.


  4. "W Eng Tech - Radar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time

    Pros

    Awesome pay and benefits, unique job travelling the world.

    Cons

    Being away from home, poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    Offer more leadership courses


  5. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Officer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For anyone interested service to Canada, the CAF is a great option.

    Cons

    Service before self can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work leading a respected institution.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not my cup of tea anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable employment. Good salary. Good work environment. Opportunity to travel and experience new things. You acquire skills beyond your job title.

    Cons

    Deployments away from family for long periods. It's a big bloated bureaucracy that is hard to stomach at times. Cares substantially more about image than true success.


  7. "Canadian armed forces"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits and pension

    Cons

    Away from family during development

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Armed Forces (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great WorkSpace, nice management, people are good.

    Cons

    Less responsibility, Superviour always on your tail. Need more flexible work

    Advice to Management

    Give students more things to do.


  9. "Quick Comment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Armed Forces full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and Growing environment of chaos

    Cons

    Hard Work and not always fair

    Advice to Management

    Stay Real


  10. "assistant coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good, relaxing. work life balance

    Cons

    you dont learn much to be very honest


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