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I loved working at the TPOF location. My unit really felt like a family. Everyone who worked there, from the public servants to the officers, were friendly, kind and helpful. My supervisor was very flexible and understanding. Would definitely work for Court Liaison again.
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Results of being outside a lot bring with and for the public

Most days you are not aware of what will be happening during your shiftThe most enjoyable part of the job is the results achieved from big to small Hardest part is having to tell people bad news such as a sudden death


Respect given from most of the public


Long night shifts when unexpected
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Police work is very rewarding however working for the RCMP management is not a good experience.

What is the best part of working at the company?Working as law enforcement is usually exciting and very rewarding. No two days are the same.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The horrible management and lack of leadership. Knowing that you have to do a job but the management does not have your back. Police work is not the worst part, the management is.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Most officers start with good intentions. They become jaded from a toxic internal work environment which includes rewarding bad behaviour and poor work ethic. Promotions and positions favour a (force first) attitude over family and life balance. Most with high ego and narcissism excel within the RCMP. The status of the RCMP, retention and recruitment, reflect the dismal management.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Go to the detachment and change into uniform. Attend the morning briefing. Get duty bag and weapons for vehicle. Sign into vehicle and sign onto the call board. Begin receiving calls(files) throughout the day. Work in the office if necessary doing administrative work . Other days may include court or training. The shift is a 4 on 4 off schedule. Two days and two nights with a swing shift in between. 12 hour shifts. This is for general duty. Other positions involve a different schedule such as plain clothes units or rural posts which may have on call.
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Structured and flexible work schedule in a respectful organized environment

Working at the RCMP provides a highly structured and organized work environment. There are many different positions to apply for.Some positions tend to be monotonous and repetitive while others are more dynamic and challenging.For permanent full time employees, there is a good benefits package combined with a good salary and stable career for several positions.


Flexible work schedule with a lot autonomy, respectful organized work environment, respectful and friendly colleagues and managers


Frequent monotonous repetitive work for some positions, frequent individual work on the computer without much interaction with other team members
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Stressful career will ruin your life

Wouldn’t recommend this job to anyone unless they are being forced too. Demanding and stressful you basically sign your life away. Management is toxic and frontline workers are treated unfairly.
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Insights into Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Based on 62 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things
Areas for improvement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager

Land of opportunities

There is never a shortage of projects, initiatives and files to work on at the RCMP. The variety can bring you to touch and work in various field that support directly the frontline operations.
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Canadian police service is excellent

Very modern approach to policing, some similarities to UK Policing is nice Good salary and benefits, in general Canadian police are appreciated by the public


Good salary


Cold winters
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A Rewarding and Challenging Experience

As a Data Analyst at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), I have had a rewarding and challenging experience working on projects that directly support policing operations and positively impact public safety. The organization encourages collaboration between teams and divisions, fostering a dynamic work environment that promotes learning from professionals with diverse backgrounds. The RCMP also invests in employees' professional development through training programs and opportunities for career advancement. Overall, my time as a Data Analyst at the RCMP has been fulfilling, offering a unique blend of meaningful work, professional growth, and the chance to work alongside dedicated colleagues who share a common goal of serving and protecting the community.
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Good Job

Rewarding career with lots of opportunity for growth and movement. Pay, benefits, pension and relocation benefits are top notch, equipment and resources not so much.
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Lots of opportunities but difficult work

What can I say? It's the RCMP. Known the world over with the iconic uniform. Training is the best in the world. That's where the glamour stops. You're typically going to be transferred to the farthest most isolated, high crime and understaffed locations in the country for at least 5 years and then good luck trying to transfer out. Chronically understaffed, all the work falls on the ones that are left.Compensation wise, it's always a fight to be compensated fairly compared to other police departments however, with the new union, things have been improving but slowly. Lost a lot of benefits however unlimited sick leave is still the best out there but other medical benefits had been on the decline with implementation of annual limits. the sick leave is a big one though so you never have to worry if you get a major illness or injury, receiving full pay until you are able to return to work. This does introduce those that will abuse this system however management will start pushing for a medical discharge after two years on sick leave.One plus is the vast types of duties you can have the opportunity to move into after your initial posting. The types of investigative work or jobs is immense. Definitely something for everybody.Advancement/promotion system is absolute garbage unless you're in a specialized section. You are more judged on how well you can write rather than your actual abilities and experience.Pension is also a big plus with a possibility of early retirement and indexed pension after meeting certain criteria.


Training, Job opportunities, experiences, benefits, camaraderie


Salary (comparitively to other depts.), promotion system, management, stress, low morale
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Never a dull day

The job requires working with many databases, gathering information for the officers. Anticipating what is needed is a great asset to them, as is written and verbal communication.


Really good health and dental benefits


Long hours, missed birthdays, missed holidays with family
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Semi stressful

It was pretty stressful because where I was a guard A lot of the people who I guarded knew me personally, and would use my own pass against me as a way to get under my skin while I watch them all day or night.The people would often get mad because we weren’t allowed to give them food or blankets if they were in there for intoxication, and a lot of them just really didn’t like that, but that was what we were told him how we were trained


Good pay


Harassment from prisoners
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Toxic work culture. Top heavy with nepotism rampant. Good people are thrown under the bus and many are leaving. Many changes are needed for this organization to succeed. Work is thankless
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Now retired. If I had to do all over again I would become a RCMP member in a heart beat!! My career was so rewarding and I am so proud and grateful to be part of the RCMP family.


Wearing the uniform


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The RCMP is not a good organization to work for. It is top heavy, meaning more management than workers on the ground. Leads to micro management and everyone working for a promotion. I would not recommend. I wish I left at year 2 not year 10.


Pay is average


Everything about the RCMP is failing
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Stressful environment and very little support from management and coworkers

Fast paced, but don't expect to have assistance from coworkers. Most are over worked and stressed out, and expect you to be able to handle more than your share. Plus with the new pay system implemented bythe federal government, you'll be lucky to be paid properly, if at all.


Uhhh... once in a while you get pizza


Long hours, no work life balance, poor management
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Not a great workplace

Management does not know what they are doing. Lower level employees have to pick up slack for lack of organization and proper direction. Unit is never fully staffed, making an environment where employees are overworked with no solutions.
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Challenging with many new learning opportunities.

My favourite thing about working for the RCMP was the people I met and the things I learned from them along the way. You will be working with many different programs that are not accessible any where else.


Constant changes keep you interested and encourages learning


Security clearance takes far too long
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Toxic and Corrupt

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has become a cesspool of corruption and upper management entitlement. Front line officers that actually want to be good at their work are thrown under the bus at the first available opportunity. STAY AWAY FEOM THIS CIRCUS!!!


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Good place to work. Work is great, good colleagues. Awesome responsibilities. You enjoy the work. Nice office, nice staff. Everything works very well.
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Do not recommend this unit

Lack-lustre leadership, micro-managers, thinking outside of the box not tolerated. Public service employees not often listened to even though they say everyone is treated fairly/listened to.
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Based on 231 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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