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.
Medical Technician (Former Employee) – Ontario, Canada – 12 January 2017
We would attend our morning meeting followed by seeing patients during our walk in hours. Once walk-ins were complete we would see patients throughout the day assisting doctors with procedures and mainting the hospital.
Communications Research Operator (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 11 January 2017
Working in the Canadian Forces is a great safe and stable career if you have the discipline for it, but management is very slow, your career will advance very slowly if you leave your fate in the hands of the higher ups, take things into your own hands and push for progress to get anywhere in the reserve
Finance and Logistics (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 11 January 2017
The greatest environment for workers to expand their talents with no limitations. Cons would be family and quality time with them, Pros were that I learned different systems while working in different locations.
Great balance of leadership, physical fitness and esprit decor
Operations Officer (Former Employee) – Yellowknife, NT – 10 January 2017
Best job I ever had. An ever challenging, results oriented career that provided me the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the Northwest Territories to many remote villages and communities and meet with local elders and community leaders.
very good for schooling and learning to work in different environments.
Vehicle Technician (Current Employee) – Canada – 9 January 2017
a great place to start your career and lean new things about work place, people, who you are and how well you can work in different environments.
its almost a normal day at any shop just with the army twist and culture.
the people you work with will work the best with you as soon as they can see they trust you, everyone is trying to be the best at working as a team.
the best part of the job for me was the different vehicles you get to work on and all they differences between the vehicles, plus the fact of being a part of a very specific precise organization and getting things done they way they do it.
great benefits, great schooling
long hours, long periods of time away from home, haveing to move alot
You develop a strong bond between coworkers. You work with them everyday and fight with them everyday. You share moments with them and help each other like a family. You run that extra mile for your buddy and another if you have to and another and another.
Boatswain (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 13 December 2016
Leadership in the military is one of the top priorities and they push you at everything you do to advance in the world of leadership. There is a number of opportunities in the Navy to excel within and outside in the community with the organization and leadership skills they give you.
Medical, leadership, Job security
Away from home, no ability to strike, pay, incentives, micro managers
A great place to work if you are single, or not married, everything is provided for you, a place to stay, food, ect. you are obviously away from home alot, so if you have a spouse, and or kids, not so great.
Huge advantage to being single in the military though, is your paycheque that is deposited into your bank, is yours. room and board already is taken out of the paycheque, so you don't need to even thing about rent and groceries.
however if you have a spouse and a house, then you are paying your room and board, as well as your regular bills, rent groceries, ect.
and most importantly, it is hard work, long hours.
Sense of pride and self accomplishment
Long, hard hours, and eventually you could go to war, high risk of injury and/or death.
Medical Technician (Former Employee) – Various parts of Canada and Europe – 8 December 2016
It is a way of life not just a job, very rewarding I had the best time of my life. The benefits are OK. Do not expect a generals pay scale quickly. However as an employer they try and be closely matched to the civilian sector. The money is not everything. For the majority of the military population for service to Canada and keeping her boarders safe and the country free from threat.
Vehicle Technician, Armoured Crewman (Former Employee) – Gagetown, NB – 7 December 2016
Wasn't a bad place to work, the pay sucked. Was paying $650 a month for food, which was usually undercooked or overcooked. The command staff were mostly a joke, and the living conditions suck. But the guys you work with become some of the best friends youll ever have. Best Job I Ever Had.
Infantry Soldier (Former Employee) – Meaford, ON – 1 December 2016
learned all Canadian infantry weapon systems learned tactics staff and chain of command is generally good as long as your not on a pat platoon hardest part of the job is sleep dep training most enjoyable parts of the job would be battle excersize and weapon ranges