Crewman (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 March 2017
The military can be a lot of fun but it depends on 2 things : your trade and your chain of command. Your trade will dictate pretty much how your lifestyle will be. Different branch (air force, navy and army) different lifestyle. Trades that you can do from an office/always outside.
Second, the guys responsible of you can make life pretty awesome or the worst job you will ever have.
the best thing you can do is ask a lot of questions to somebody that is in the trade you want or at the very least the branch you want. Ask lots of questions !!!
guarantee job (contract), pension, vacation
away from home (trade dependant), lots of bosses (people with a rank above you)
Compensation Advisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 May 2016
great place to work for and would highly encourage people to apply as a civilian or military member Typical hours for a civilian of work are 730-400 Monday to Friday, some shift work depending upon unit applying for
Materials Technician/Combat Engineer (Former Employee) – Borden, ON – 12 May 2016
A typical day at work entailed doing physical training in the morning followed by doing your trade (MOC), for the rest of the day! There are other courses and training involved in a typical week! The best times were in the field, doing training which most people will never get to experience!
Infantry Soldier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 May 2016
People are great but the job is kinda boring at times.typical day is going to work and working out for an hour then sitting there till you get told to do something or not. then when you go in the field it's like camping with guns.
Ammunition Technician (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 27 April 2016
Great career with great benefits and a lot of constant changes. Most days are normal work hours but at times you will find yourself in training areas away from home working long hours. A lot of teamwork and some good supervisors. Most enjoyable part of the job is the friendship and camaraderie build between workers. Downfall of the job would be having absolutely no say in where your career goes. If you wish to be close to home and start a family it may be impossible. Stability like this is near impossible.
moving every 4 years to places you dont even want to visit
Range Control Team Leader (Current Employee) – Petawawa, ON – 22 April 2016
Its near impossible to have a typical routine, but I've been doing this a long time and would never change it for anything. The hardest part is being away from friends and family for months at a time. Its all worth it for the guy next to you, they are the best friends I have ever made.
Operations Warrant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 April 2016
Learned lots, travel lots and met excellent people throughout my entire time in the military. It was a life changing experience doing all the things I have done in the military. Time started to change and it was time to move on after 25 years.
I begin work by testing the equipment, and troubleshooting. All work done is documented in our own database. During my time here my troubleshooting skills and electronics knowledge have improved. As long as we do our share of the work, the atmosphere is relaxed, and easy going. Paper work and administrative work can be very tedious. I love working with different equipment from day to day.
Administering Service Personnel as well as Civilians employees working for National Defence. Different locations in Canada and abroad depending the requirements for either operational or domestic aspect of military involved.
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee) – HQ – 7 April 2016
I enjoyed my time working for the Deputy Minister of National Defence. National Defence is an organization that welcomes you with open arms and you meet many VIP's along the way. I have worked here now for over a year and a half. I first worked at the Minister of National Defence, to the Associate Minister of National Defence to now the Deputy Minister. I enjoy my days when it is really busy and the days it isn't.
Retired after 23 yrs of service on a medical release due to my left knee injury, the only regret I have was that my injury forced me into retirement before my time since I truly enjoyed my job and the people I was working with throughout my military career.
Junior Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 January 2016
-integration of SAP into the workforce as the new system software -part of the team to train employees on how to use SAP -write formal documentation and step by step processes for reference purposes on the government website -solve test cases and trouble tickets -challenging and complex ERP system -extremely rewarding and purposeful position
Every day was very busy, however, with the Training, Education and overall Team Work from Management down to the Dock Associates, and fellow peers, we've accomplished our daily task and brought smiles to our Customers with on time Deliveries.
Video and Image Technician (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 6 January 2016
It's great being part of a team, learning off of each other, helping out with issues before letting others speak to a supervisor that might be trivial. Management its not the best, but work is work. There would be times when work gets switched from being done to redoing what has been done to a new method of doing things. Though, as long there is work, I pile through it.
Seasonal activities, charades, pictogram, order of the pie