Royal Air Force Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
57 Reviews

3.6
57 Reviews
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Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Andrew Pulford
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11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunities for sport, travel and personal development (in 3 reviews)

  • The level of training receive from them is second to none (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • As with the Armed Forces time away from home was frequent and short notice (in 10 reviews)

  • Time away from home, instability of home environment, mobility (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    RAF

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force

    Pros

    Good career prospects and adventure training/development opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, service needs come first. Lots of time away. Leadership focused on themselves and their political career over the needs of the wider service

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    How the RAF has changed

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    Former Employee - Weapons Systems Operator  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Weapons Systems Operator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Comradeship, travel, pay, RnR, benefits

    Cons

    Moral, micro management, too much focus on secondary duties to get promoted rather than primary roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking towards your next promotion and do what is right.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    royal air force is very cool company

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    Current Employee - Engineering Officer Royal Air Force  in  American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Officer Royal Air Force in American Canyon, CA

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    i am indian and i am save my india because pakistan and any country will atack on our country.

    Cons

    my cons are fliying the fighter plains in mountains

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wears a bit thin after a while.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force

    Pros

    great job, people, aircraft, locations

    Cons

    poor politics and mediocre middle management

  6.  

    Amazing but be sure you know what you are getting in to.

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    Current Employee - RAF Pilot  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - RAF Pilot in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging, exciting and fulfilling.
    Incredible colleagues to work with
    Reasonable pay
    Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Tighter budgets, increased regulation and concerns over responsibility making daily activity harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the change in workforce attitudes due to recent changes and manage them accordingly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Royal Air Force

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force

    Pros

    Pros massively outweigh the cons!

    Cons

    Get told where you living

  8.  

    Life in the Royal Air Force

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    A fantastic, rewarding and enjoyable career which, despite everything that happened over the past 20 years, still offers opportunities that are impossible to match anywhere else.

    Cons

    The constant Government directed cuts have affected the overall ethos and made serving in any of the Armed Services more of a job and less of a way of life. On balance though, it is still a great career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The work:life balance is not in the right place at the moment. As we reset from Afghanistan, it will be crucial to restore it to a more manageable long term level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    RAF Aircraft Engineer

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fantastic career with great training and people.

    Cons

    Time spent away from family, not being able to live in area of choice. Top heavy management structure, lack of promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point they never listen.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Air Force

    Pros

    Travelling, Friends, Interesting work, make a difference

    Cons

    pay, officers, accomodation, guard, fitness test

  11.  

    Varied, rewarding, exciting career quite unlike any other

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commissioned Officer  in  Lincoln, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Commissioned Officer in Lincoln, England (UK)

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, technology, importance of role and the sheer fun of flying. Amazing pension, great pay, the chance to see the world and enjoy the social and sporting culture of an organisation with a great heritage. Access to amazing technology, the thrill of using the most up-to-date equipment.

    Cons

    Time away from home on operations, resource pressures created by the shrinking defence budget, the increasing levels of bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are key - invest time and training in them, even if the Government sets the policies for remuneration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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