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National Defence and the Canadian Forces Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Oct 2, 2019

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National Defence and the Canadian Forces Minister of National Defence Robert Nicholson
Robert Nicholson
49 Ratings
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  • "Away from home alot and miss famiky(in 22 reviews)

  • "Can be psychologically damaging contingent on mental fortitude and your experiences through the military(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Helped me realize and push my limits"

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    Former Contractor - Combat Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Major pay delays and unorganized paperwork

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2019-10-02
  2. "Steady but monotone work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheck Good benefits Lots of days off

    Cons

    Poor leadership No money for training No money for parts Lots of time spent sweeping

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2019-02-19
  3. "DND"

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    Current Employee - Training Designer in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pension Good benefits Low Stress

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Lack of advancement, No real incentives for work

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2018-04-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "DND Civilian"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable work environment.

    Cons

    poor relocation services, limited career advancement in some trades

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2018-03-31
  5. "Department of National Defence"

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    Intelligence Analyst in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    Excellent pay once you are established. Very good pension. Very good amount paid vacation time. Good benefits including Dental and Medical. Paid Education if you meet the criteria.

    Cons

    At times you work long hours with no overtime pay. At times you work in hostile weather conditions. At times you are separated from family for extended periods.

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2017-05-17
  6. "Human Resources"

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     in Ottawa, ON
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    Good benefits with regards to health and dental. Large department in which you can move around various positions.

    Cons

    Slow bureaucracy. Hard to get items approved.

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    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2017-04-04
  7. "CIC"

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    Technician in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    good benefits, good people, good work life balance

    Cons

    boring job, bad culture, some people are lazy

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2017-01-25
  8. "Steamfitter"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Defence and the Canadian Forces for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation time. They look after you as a person and give you time off to care for your family.

    Cons

    |Not much room for advancement

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2016-12-01
  9. "DND/RCN, not a bad go"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Departmental Manager in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits from day one good pay, considering we make well above the national averages sweet retirement, if you can serve the 25 years, not always possible for everyone though if you don't like your supervisor, one of you will be changing jobs in the next couple of years

    Cons

    can be long stressful hours, but that isn't all the time sucks when the government wants to make cut backs, we are looked at first but still have to do the deployments pay raises are not great, but still make above the national averages moving sucks, you may lose money if you like your supervisor, one of you will be changing jobs in the next couple of years

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    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2016-11-15
  10. "HR Advisor - HR-Civ"

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    Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    Like most federal government jobs it has a good benefits package. Good community building events led by the military. Good colleagues. Note: There is no 'CEO' and the head of DND is not Robert Nicholson - as indicated in the default listing for DND, it is Deputy Minister, John Forster. The ADM of HR-Civ is currently Kin Choi.

    Cons

    Because of the dual nature of the civilian/military workforce, the culture can be challenging for civilian employees. The idea of not challenging the chain of command and not speaking up bleeds over from the military side. Civilian employees managed by military managers often get short shrift for learning and professional development. Management has not evolved to embrace teleworking options in many cases. There's a lot of talk but little action when it comes to talent management. It is a very risk averse organization that has a hard time letting go of old ways of doing things even when they do not work. Ambitious senior managers insist on producing policy and other initiatives quickly (to show activity) without investing in the time and stakeholder consultation to ensure relevance and buy-in for end-users. Repeated instances of this approach have damaged the HR-Civ brand. There is a lot of talk about changing this practice but no evidence of real intent to do so.

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    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2016-06-26
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