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Excellent Leadership abilities
Operations (Current Employee), Edmonton, AlbertaApril 18, 2014
planning, scheduling training
instruct courses
manage/mentor junior employee's
hard part of the job-long deployments
most enjoyable part of the job-camaraderie, serving your country
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Excellent Employer
Deputy Comptroller (Current Employee), Victoria, BCApril 14, 2014
If you want diverse business experience within the Canadian Armed Forces, then I would recommend any Logistics Branch Trade.
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Imagery Technician
Imagery Technician (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 12, 2014
Pros: variety of challenges
Cons: constant movement
No such thing as a typical day at work. Each day offered new challenges. Moved often, creating the chance to work in different environment and use many different skill sets. Lots of great co-workers. People changed with each posting but the dedication demonstrated by all my co-workers maintained a high standard. The hardest part of the job was leaving – more... it, retiring from the Canadian Forces after serving for almost 30 years. – less
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Canadian Army
Soldier (Current Employee), Laval, QCMarch 27, 2014
- Reserve Forces
- Training
- Study
- Friends
- Weapons
- ..... & more
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Always a blast (sometimes literally)
Cook (Former Employee), London, ONMarch 26, 2014
Pros: free lunchs, range days where you get to learn to shoot weapons, wages plus bonuses, garuenteed full time summer employment every summer
Cons: long hours, occassional silly or down right odd instructions, mental and physical stress
When working with the Canadian Forces - you are a soldier/sailor or airman first. This means that you are taught how to shoot, throw grenades and do all other manner of fun things while getting paid for it.
On top of this you can select a trade such as cook, vehicle or weapons technician, clerk etc. This means you will be taught your trade (which can – more... transfer over into civilian life) and be paid for it!
As the Canadian Forces is run by the Department of National Defense, the management can sometimes be an issue but for the most part your higher ups will ensure that you are taken care of.
There are all kinds of people that work in the military and although you may not like each other or generally get along you are taught how to work as a team and push your own biases aside.
The hardest part of the job for me was pushing my limits both mentally and physically. I ended up releasing due to an injury that occurred while working with the military and it still causes me issues today.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the fact that I was being trained to do all of this and was not having to pay for it but was being paid to learn it. In addition to that it is one of the few jobs a 16 year old can get and make more than minimum wage. – less
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its ok
tech (Current Employee), ManitobaMarch 18, 2014
Pros: free clothes
Cons: sucks
been here for 24 years ina dead end job management doesnt care
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Canadian Forces Serviced
Regular Force military exsperience (Former Employee), Esquimalt, BCMarch 17, 2014
Pros: excellent life skills.
Cons: made to carry empty weapons in armed un theater.
Physical training.
weapons training.
battle theory.
Driver training.
Machine gun training.
Personal weapon training.
Section weapon training.
Platoon weapons training.
Combat first aid.
Winter warfare.
NCB training.
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Human resource management, education, discipline and establishing relationships.
Health Services Group Chief Warrant Officer (Former Employee), Edmonton AlbertaMarch 13, 2014
Pros: national travel
Cons: long hours, no more job progression
Everyone who sees the military from the outside usually have no idea what we do or what goes on in our daily jobs. I worked 30 years coming up from the ground up from a working supervisor to executive level leadership. We have organization and stress management down to a science and have no issues completing tasks presented or seeking out tasks to improve – more... the companies productivity, recruiting and retention. My years of experience of putting the requirements of the service before myself led to long hours of work and extended deployments away from home. I learned to organize, how to properly allocate resources, self discipline, personal pride, teamwork, to teach and exposure to working with different nationalities in extremely trying conditions.
Bringing a team together to accomplish a task, mission or job is a very satisfying experience.
Try telling an employer that you could complete whatever task they give you in 40 degree heat, in absolute darkness with hostile people wanting to do great harm to you and then be able to successfully present it to either the common layman or to the head of the company is not always seen as hireable skills.
This is an excellent choice for young men and women seeking direction in their lives. Pride, loyalty, service before self are vanishing traits in a "me" generation. Glad to have served. – less
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Amazing to work for
Steward & Flight Steward (Former Employee), Victoria and OttawaMarch 8, 2014
As a steward in the navy you were responsible to prepare and serve the officers.
Most enjoyable was the constant sailing to Hawaii and Japan.

As a steward in the air force, I was responsible to prepare the food and serve the dignitaries.

Most enjoyable was all the different countries that I got to see
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Wonderful place to work with great opportunities to learn
Training Development Officer (Current Employee), Gatineau, QCMarch 3, 2014
Pros: benefits, work-family balance, work flexibility
Cons: moving towns or not knowing if you are moving every couple of years, change job positions when you are mastering it
The Canadian Armed Forces is a great place to work. The hours are flexible and the benefits are excellent. Many resources are available to us for the demands that are put on us for our country. The best part of my job is walking to work and working independently and in a team environment, learning constantly and changing positions and environments every – more... couple of years, allowing you to get challenged mentally. – less
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Exciting and Challenging Environment
Target Audience Analyst (Current Employee), Toronto, ONMarch 1, 2014
Pros: great life experience, and meet allot of new people
Cons: uncertain work hours, hard to balance personal life at times.
Life in the Canadian Armed Forces was a rewarding and challenging experience. There was never a dull moment, and plenty of opportunities for both career and personal life improvement.
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Steward
Steward (Former Employee), CanadaFebruary 28, 2014
Plan, coordinate, manage, monitor, and evaluate the operations and delivery of messes’ activities and facilities.

Plan, coordinate, manage, monitor, and evaluate the operations and delivery of bars’ services.

Enforce the requirements for health, hygiene, safety, and security standards and programs.

Ensure strict enforcement of provincial liquor legislation – more... and DND, CF, and B/W/U policies concerning the responsible serving of alcohol, employee drinking restrictions, and customer behaviour.

Manage employees.

Manage employees’ work schedules and monitor employees’ performance.

Manage employees’ training and development in required certification to meet provincial legislation in bar services.

Authorize, monitor and document financial transactions/commitments.

Develop and implement marketing strategy for messes’ activities and facilities.

Coordinate functions, determine staff requirements and administer the protocol, table settings and arrangements, seating plans, table service and decoration, special menus, and beverage requirements.

Manage all messes’ departments to meet operational demands (bars and events).

Attend all major messes’ functions to supervise messes’ staff, personally greet and speak with patrons, and administer general arrangements.

Respond to membership feedback and messes’ committee’s directives, keep members, PMCs and the responsible managers informed of current issues and concerns, and recommend changes to products or services where appropriate.

Develop and prepare messes’ activities, bars operations budgets and business plans.

Authorize and monitor expenses for all messes’ activities and operations.

Prepare timely and accurate financial accounting and operational reports.

Conduct periodic audits of operations and records.

Receive and reply to complaints from messes’ customers.

Assume responsibility for the management of the liquor licenses.

Ensure the application of financial, administrative, and operational controls.

Monitor and control the use of messes’ equipment and facilities assets. – less
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4 Wing Mess Manager
4 Wing Mess Manager (Current Employee), Cold Lake, ABFebruary 28, 2014
Plan, coordinate, manage, monitor, and evaluate the operations and delivery of messes’ activities and facilities.

Plan, coordinate, manage, monitor, and evaluate the operations and delivery of bars’ services.

Enforce the requirements for health, hygiene, safety, and security standards and programs.

Ensure strict enforcement of provincial liquor legislation – more... and DND, CF, and B/W/U policies concerning the responsible serving of alcohol, employee drinking restrictions, and customer behaviour.

Manage employees.

Manage employees’ work schedules and monitor employees’ performance.

Manage employees’ training and development in required certification to meet provincial legislation in bar services.

Authorize, monitor and document financial transactions/commitments.

Develop and implement marketing strategy for messes’ activities and facilities.

Coordinate functions, determine staff requirements and administer the protocol, table settings and arrangements, seating plans, table service and decoration, special menus, and beverage requirements.

Manage all messes’ departments to meet operational demands (bars and events).

Attend all major messes’ functions to supervise messes’ staff, personally greet and speak with patrons, and administer general arrangements.

Respond to membership feedback and messes’ committee’s directives, keep members, PMCs and the responsible managers informed of current issues and concerns, and recommend changes to products or services where appropriate.

Develop and prepare messes’ activities, bars operations budgets and business plans.

Authorize and monitor expenses for all messes’ activities and operations.

Prepare timely and accurate financial accounting and operational reports.

Conduct periodic audits of operations and records.

Receive and reply to complaints from messes’ customers.

Assume responsibility for the management of the liquor licenses.

Ensure the application of financial, administrative, and operational controls.

Monitor and control the use of messes’ equipment and facilities assets. – less
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Hardworking trade
Line Systems Technician (Current Employee), Oromocto, NBFebruary 27, 2014
I enjoy being in the CAF because the Lineman i work with are very proud of their work and are extremely hard workers and very knowledgeable.
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good career opportunities,poor life balance
Senior Vehicle Technician and Shop Supervisor (Current Employee), Gagetown, NBFebruary 24, 2014
Pros: salary, benefit, avancement
good career avancement,salary,benefit.
relocation very frequent and dont try to accommodate their member.
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Great benefits, time off and job security.
Electronic Optronic Technician (Current Employee), Edmonton ABFebruary 23, 2014
Working for the Canadian Forces has been a mostly enjoyable adventure.

Depending on the trade you go into there is a lot of opportunity to gain knowledge and skills.

You have the opportunity to work for and with vast and varied types of people

The hardest part is definitely the time away from home on either courses field exercises or deployments. – more... While the most enjoyable is all the benefits, including pay and time off – less
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It was the Army
Regular Support Staff (Former Employee), Amherst, NSFebruary 14, 2014
Pros: security and benefits
Cons: leadership, being away from home a lot and
It was a culture that is hard to forget, when you have done it for 32 years. I learned a lot from those years. The management had it's ups and downs and could be hard to work with on some days. I miss a lot of my Army buddies and miss the way of life. The hardest part of the job was always being away from home and family. I enjoyed the comradeship with – more... the job and the Army way of life, it was hard to leave. – less
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Fun workplace, very good team work
Military Police (Current Employee), Petawawa, ONFebruary 7, 2014
Pros: salary and experience
Cons: never home
Performed patrols of CFB Petawawa, residential and business sectors and responded to dispatch calls to enforce law and ensure public safety.
Investigated criminal activity; interviewed victims, witnesses and suspects.
Preserved crime scenes, gathered evidence and arrested suspects.
Enforced Criminal Code offences, National Defense act, traffic laws – more... and investigated vehicle collisions.
Wrote accurate and complete reports.
Testified in court when require – less
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great career
Resource Management Support (Former Employee), Halifax, NSFebruary 6, 2014
Great choice for career, lots of fun and challenges
Hard work you have to pay attention to detail, co workers are great as everyone works in a team, hardest part is being away from home
best part is the feeling of satisfaction for a job well done
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good place to work,awsome benifits
Mobile Support Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Gagetown, NBFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: always getting paid no matter what
Cons: if it makes sense the military dosnt do it
go to work drive busses/and off road vehicles,pick up troops bring them to the feild

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