Republic of Singapore Air Force

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Aircraft must fly, ppl can die.

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Former Employee - Senior Technician
Former Employee - Senior Technician

I worked at Republic of Singapore Air Force

Pros

Time off alot with many benefits.

Cons

A lot of work not recognized by management.
Promotions not duely given out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Good men gone cannot be chased back. Knowledge lost with seniors will be lost to juniors.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, if only...

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Engineer
    Former Employee - Aircraft Engineer

    I worked at Republic of Singapore Air Force

    Pros

    1) You work with some of the most advanced machines
    2) You are given exposure to many experiences from a very young age
    3) You rise through the ranks pretty quickly (relative to commercial companies). You are able to reach a position with a fanciful title when your peers are still executives outside.
    4) You work with some of the smartest people in the country
    5) You are given a lot of training time, and if you are good, they invest heavily in you
    6) You are paid very well, since there is an added premium over the same jobs in the industry
    7) You have job security, which means you can buy the integras, WRXs, mercedes without fear...

    Cons

    1) You may be asked to do work that doesn't affect core business
    2) You may be chasing awards after awards after awards ... for what, you ask? A lot of hot air, but question mark over real substance.
    3) You find that there are many bright ideas, but no sustenance. Ideas die in one generation.
    4) You find 2 groups of people in the organisation - the very good ones, and the absolutely hopeless ones. The hopeless ones cling on to this job because they will not survive in the commercial world.
    5) You find some very incompetent people in their jobs, that you doubt if they know what they are doing. Yet, they could be in a position of leadership.
    6) You may have work-family life imbalance, depending on where you are.
    7) You find that promotion is not based on meritocracy, and bonuses are not performance-based. As long as you know your place in life, this is alright though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have many great things going for the organisation. The general perception of the RSAF outside is very positive and among the services, this is probably the place to be. Guard the reputation jealously and appoint leaders cautiously - not because there is a gap and you need to plug the gap. Be humble always. Do things that count, and not mindless award chasing. Build better competencies so that there is organic decision capability. Don't always rely on OEMs; have a backbone. Ask smart questions. Reward staff who make tangible contributions, and not because of who he/she was. I would think that RSAF has an uinfair monopoly on talent, compared to other organisations. It is up to you to utilise this talent more effectively instead of leaving many disenchanted.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Maturing leaders, but don't get too comfortable

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    Current Employee - Air Engineering Officer
    Current Employee - Air Engineering Officer

    I have been working at Republic of Singapore Air Force

    Pros

    1) This is an excellent job with both on-the-ground leadership exposure. There are a lot of training towards leadership, together with good experience with appointments on a practical managerial job.
    2)There are many opportunities for learning and growth in areas such as policy, system management and hardcore aeronautical engineering.
    3) There are many top-brains colleagues with high level of academic achievement.
    4) You are able to take on many heavy responsibilities and the inherent stresses.

    Cons

    1) There is a lack of the right training for the job. Once you start, you have to learn on the job together with many responsibilities
    2) The promotion system gives natural advantage to pre-identified scholars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The two areas that should be focused on are training and promotion system. Training need to be focused on the job description required. Promotion system need to be fully fair and based on merit.

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