Pros: was the fact that i was able to speak with everyone and learn so much, / great lunch parties from time to time and the connection with the team was a good one
Cons: i really could not say much as per cons.
Working within DND was an amazing experience that I will for ever remember. Great work team, I was able to really take on great tasks working with a Lieutenant Colonel, I learned so much more about our troops and just a great department to learn about.
Working so close by with Peter Mackay was even better. I think over all that this job and opportunity – more... that was presented to me was the most amazing one so far. – less
Compensation Assistant (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 18, 2014
As a casual employee my typical day consisted of culling files to be transferred via protected B status. Maintained all drop filing and shredding of sensitive documents. Light receptionist duties as computer work. I was always treated fairly and with respect by management and co-workers.
Everyday working with the CF brought new challenges and experiences
Armoured Crewman (Former Employee), Petawawa, ON – June 17, 2014
Pros: 100% medical and dental benefits
Cons: away from family.
Every day was very regimented. We knew exactly what we were going to be doing and when. Whether it be brushing up on basic soldier skills or maintaining armoured vehicles we were always fine tuning our soldiering. Everyone that I worked with on a day to day basis were not only co-workers but close friends. The most enjoyable part of my job was being – more... able to train with foreign forces. – less
worked on many different projects gaining much experience
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Gander, NL – June 12, 2014
Pros: training rooms and gym
Cons: resent lay-offs in dept of national defence
Morning briefing about the work day ahead . Load all necessary tools and equipment onto job truck and trailer . go to work site, review any safety hazards . maybe tasked with going to pick up material at supply stores or starting the job at hand which could be a wide range of jobs working with a many different TRADESMEN .Use of wide range of power tools – more... and provide heavy equipment support when needed . – less
Fleet Manager (Former Employee), SIU, Calgary, Alberta – June 6, 2014
Cons: exctremely long hours on occassion.
Senior officer in charge of the Investigation Section, Security Section and on different occasions the Patrol Section. The experience was exceptional. I was very well received by all personnel of all ranks with the Military Police Community and was often selected to attend a variety of specialized training courses to assist me in my varying roles. A – more... typical day would be to review all reports that would require further or specialized investigation. I would then designate an investigator, ensuring the original report was submitted in the required time frame and all follow up action was within the 30 day allowable time frame. Reviewed and corrected all incoming reports for grammatical errors, etc.. Scheduled training for junior members, wrote annual evaluation reports, and recommended advancement and position changes for personnel deemed deserving of promotion. The most enjoyable part was the close bonds and friendships as well as the superior training offered by the Department of National Defense. – less
Pros: working with military supervisor of limited trade knowledge
Cons: great place to work with great co-workers and work activities
A typical day would start with scheduling any immediately required work to employee and tasking the rest of the staff to required duties. Once the staff are tasked I complete the time sheets for the previous day. My morning paper work also includes ordering of materials and the paying of invoices from the mail. I would then review incoming work and – more... provide estimates on cost for both materials and labour for management to further review. In the afternoon I visit work places to ensure all work sites safety regulation are being enforced and that the work is being done in an efficient trade like manner. I am often called to trouble shot problem areas as well as assist inspectors in Defense Construction Canada. – less
met alot of new friends and like the moving around to different provinces
Vehicle Technician (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – May 6, 2014
Pros: medical and dental benefits and family support.
Cons: sometimes long hrs and getting posted every 3 or so years leaving friends
usually from 7:30am until 4pm unless you were on-call. Get in coveralls and pick up your work orders and start your job. Had gym/sports training 3 or 4 times a week. Learned to be a team player in the job and on sports teams. Never had to much to do with management if I could. Some of the best people in the world to work/play with. Whenever you or someone – more... got posted and you had to leave your friends behind or if someone died. Meeting new friends and keeping in shape. All of the sports and extra activities that were available. – less
Technical Support Officer (Former Employee), Ottawa – May 4, 2014
For the summer of 2013 I did my COOP at National Defense. It was the first technical job I've ever had and it was really fun. My job was to help the client with any problem they had with their computer, either by phone or in person. I used the Magic ticketing system to keep track of all my activity.
An excellent place to work with challenging tasks.
Resource Management Clerk (Current Employee), Borden,ON – March 17, 2014
Pros: part of a team working towards the same goal, travel to different parts of the country and meeting different people.
The CF is a very good place to work as you constantly meet new people every day. The work is challenging but also leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment. There are often deadlines to meet but as we work as a team the pressure is not bad when everyone is working towards the same goal. The people are very good to work with as they know what has to – more... be done and go about getting the task done. – less