Major, Health Services Operations Officer (Former Employee) – Ottawa – 11 September 2013
After a 26 year career where I started as a private and was sponsored through University to become and officer, I can honestly say that it is one of the best places to work in the world. Work life balance is almost impossible if you want to progress, and it gets worst as you move up in rank. Still, excellent employer overall.
Senior Supply Technician (Current Employee) – North Vancouver, BC – 19 May 2017
Budget cutbacks affect everything from equipment to salary, but most of all, they affect morale. Job has treated me well and afforded me the opportunity to see parts of the world I never would have ventured otherwise. Comraderie is indescribable, but it certainly helps make the difficult times worth the effort!
Master Corporal (Former Employee) – Various bases in Canada – 16 May 2017
I loved the military life. You woke up each day looking forward to going to work. The people you meet become lifelong friends. You get to travel to places you never imagined that you would see. You get to help out your country when a disaster happens. Makes you feel proud to be a Canadian
Supervisor (Former Employee) – bather – 15 May 2017
basic training in armed forces. learning how to become an all around good soldier! i was part of unit 2RNBR for a few years, i had to leave the forces due to traveling for work! it was a good learning experience for me but i was young and needed more!
Militia (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 May 2017
I enjoyed being part of the Canadian Armed Forces. I enjoyed the military training and of course the in class lectured by the instructor about miltary life and the weapons involved. It was all about discipline and enjoyed a lot.
Filing and Research Coordinator (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 May 2017
I only worked here for one summer as a student so I can't say much. My experience was okay. The people there were incredibly nice and supportive. Always willing to help me out and make me feel comfortable. Problem for me was the work was mind numblingly boring and ridiculously easy. So easy I could finish a days worth of work in 2 hours. A lot of times I wouldn't have anything to do. But I understand because of how short my contract was and the fact that I was a student, I wouldn't really get to work on anything meaningful. I'm sure as a permanent employee there's lots more interesting work and projects to do.
Labourer (Former Employee) – Oromocto, NB – 4 May 2017
work started at 7am monday to friday but there was always room for overtime on the weekends and early mornings and late evenings. the management team was always available to approach on matters, however they were not always fair with the way the handled the outcome, the permanent crew was favored anytime there was a work related dispute
The military is a unique place to get the best training for team work and discipline. Safety is very strict. No better experience to be professional at respecting good work ethics and become efficient with high pressure.
A typical day at work depends on the status on the project(s) that I am working on. Most of the time a couple hours in the lab and some time writing reports. The planning of how to test the laser systems takes the most time and then the fun of setting up the testing equipment can begin.