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National Defence and the Canadian Forces Employee Reviews about "job security"

Updated Oct 3, 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. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Combat Engineer in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great job security and benefits

    Cons

    travel for long periods of time

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2019-10-03
  2. "Good stabiltiy"

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    Current Employee - Director General in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, great job security, pension

    Cons

    Old school management style. Difficult to evolve from the 70s model.

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2019-09-09
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  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Infantry in Shilo, MB

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

    Pros

    Job security Great for staying fit

    Cons

    Too muchtime away from family

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2019-05-26
  5. "Warrant Officer"

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    Current Employee - Master Gunner in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, opportunities for advancement and job security

    Cons

    Time away from family, Not always in control of postings or tasks

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2017-11-12
  6. "Job"

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    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    Good job security good pay and medical coverage.

    Cons

    Away from home on deployment

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2017-09-17
  7. "Army Officer - Second Lieutenant"

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    Current Employee - Artillery Officer in Gagetown, NB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay, leadership experience, sense of duty, camaraderie, job security.

    Cons

    Unlimited liability, lack of flexibility (hours and postings), physically and mentally demanding.

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2017-07-23
  8. "National Defence"

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    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    Gym membership, discounts with Military, Job security, Pension

    Cons

    Very structured, not flexible, hard to be an individual

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2016-08-15
  9. "Being in the military"

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     in Valcartier Station, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    consistent pay job security you get to travel here and there

    Cons

    chain of command can be horrendous you might end up getting posted to middle of nowhere can be frequently away from family

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2016-04-08
  10. "Project Director"

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    I have been working at National Defence and the Canadian Forces

    Pros

    Job Security Opportunity for promotion Excellent training and education

    Cons

    Frequent moves Difficult on family life

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2015-08-19
  11. "Job Security, Great pay and benefits as a full-time member of the Canadian Forces"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing job security, great pay (and pension), benefits such as having your education subsidized, leadsership training, changing jobs/bosses often which means you don't get bored with your job, you get a new boss every 1-2 years. Lots of professional development opportunities. Everyone starts with 4 weeks holidays. Wearing uniform everyday is great.

    Cons

    Having to uproot your family and move often is part of the job, which takes a toll on your personal life. You can easily end up working for someone who is lacking in knowledge of social skills. There is no transparency from career managers, and sometimes you find out you're moving cities with short notice.

    Advice to Management

    PER/PDR system used for merit boards and promotion is outdated and Selection for Succession Planning is bureaucratic/political. Sometimes getting training required for promotion e.g.second language training can be impossible. Mentorship can be lacking. Flexible working hours (at least in office environments) should be considered. Rowe (results-only work environments) should be considered.

    National Defence and the Canadian Forces2014-08-13
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