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Updated Jan 26, 2023

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4.1
84%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
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Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner    Jody Thomas
Jody Thomas
13 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good Pay: 14.21$/h as crew.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Full benefits and pension with Governement(in 5 reviews)
  • "Time off shift, great crew, and travel opportunities(in 3 reviews)
  • "friendly people(in 3 reviews)
Cons
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Undervalued

    Jan 26, 2023 - Search and Rescue in Victoria, BC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    See lots of the coast. Well maintained equipment Good food

    Cons

    Lowest seagoing wage on the west coast for big employers. Powerless union for negotiating. Cannot strike, so government doesn't bother negotiating fairly. Unless you live in a van, or your parents basement, wage is not sufficient. Morale is very low in seagoing crew.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Jan 19, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of training available, job security is great.

    Cons

    Hard to get a indeterminate position

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    ITS

    Jan 16, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Deadlines are not pushed onto employees, low stress.

    Cons

    Communication between groups is lacking or non existent.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The amazing teams makes this hands down one of the best places out there

    Oct 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing team, very down to earth, very accommodating for health/family situations.

    Cons

    The amount of work placed upon the shoulders for anyone in finance/admin is quite large, we've lost quite a few of our colleagues and assistants because of how demanding these roles are.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good company

    Oct 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No cons to mention !

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    To much bullying, fit in or get out

    Nov 8, 2022 - Oiler in St. John's, NL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Equal time off, secure job, lots of benefits

    Cons

    To much bullying and belittling

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Poor leadership

    Nov 13, 2022 - Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great mission, exciting work opportunities Depends on the region you are working by for

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no managerial courage from senior leaders, lots of unfair things happening behind the scene

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Decent Pay, Bad Management

    Oct 19, 2022 - Marine Communications and Traffic Services Officer in Prince Rupert, BC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Overtime opportunities Fulfilling work Meaningful purpose

    Cons

    Bad staffing = Too Much Overtime Bad management Nepotism

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    CCG

    Aug 13, 2022 - Workforce Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Good hours - Pension is good - Coworkers and management are nice, accommodating and encouraging - Quite a lot of opportunity to try different sectors / positions

    Cons

    - Not the greatest pay compared to other jobs

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Enjoyable work environment

    Sep 4, 2022 - Marine Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great crews, pension and benefits

    Cons

    The wages are not near industry standards

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Canadian Coast Guard Reviews FAQs

Canadian Coast Guard has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 69 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at Canadian Coast Guard to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Canadian Coast Guard employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Canadian Coast Guard. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

84% of Canadian Coast Guard employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Canadian Coast Guard 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Canadian Coast Guard to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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