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Royal Air Force Reviews

Updated October 23, 2018
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  • "Jobs can be away from home quite a lot and at very short notice" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Depending on the role you could spend a lot of time away from family" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Experience
    - Development
    - People
    - Training

    Cons

    Stretched workforce, too many additional duties.


  2. "Weather Forecaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    The British are lovely to work with. Very knowledgeable and poised.

    Cons

    The UK is hard to forecast with it being surrounded by water. Visibility and cloud coverage was not conducive for flying conditions.

  3. "RAF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Comraderie between all of my colleagues and being able to travel

    Cons

    Sometimes feel undervalued and underappreciated


  4. "RAF Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Varied roles and frequent travel, a lot of in service benefits such as medical and pension benefits.

    Cons

    Inability to plan long term in life and there is a detrimental effect on family life, prolonged absences and frequently moving houses and schools. The overall package offered by the Armed Forces is decreasing at the moment.


  5. "RAF"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Travel, Career, sports, teamwork back up

    Cons

    Occasional trips to not so friendly places


  6. "Great Oportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of jobs, great camaraderie and opportunities for leadership

    Cons

    Public sector limitations with all the bureaucracy that this implies

    Advice to Management

    Need to re-focus on people and overcome the penny pinching approach to allowances that has become the norm since 2009 with over-zealous application already tight and ever tightening rules


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    "Aircraft Avionic Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Systems Engineer in Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Systems Engineer in Rockwall, TX

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The ability to travel and the great comradery. The ability to work on the latest technology. To be a part of a team.

    Cons

    Not great pay and long TDY times. Sometimes the management have come from school and have educational skills but no life skills or common sense.

    Advice to Management

    Start from the bottom and work your way up

  8. "loved it"

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    Current Employee - NCO Training and Quality Manager in England, OH
    Current Employee - NCO Training and Quality Manager in England, OH

    I have been working at Royal Air Force (More than a year)

    Pros

    travelled the world and got paid

    Cons

    jumped up officers with a sociology degree thinking they are the mutts nuts

    Advice to Management

    pay regular ranks better, they are the backbone of your workforce


  9. "A great lifestyle!"

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    Former Employee - NATO/International Military Police Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - NATO/International Military Police Officer in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Royal Air Force (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, people, travel and medical/dental.

    Cons

    Limited home time and slow promotion prospects.


  10. "Sqn Ldr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great diversity of career options

    Cons

    Flexibility in location is required


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