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Royal Australian Air Force Reviews

Updated Oct 19, 2019

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4.2
76%
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88%
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Royal Australian Air Force CEO Geoff Brown
Geoff Brown
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, lots of travel, rent assitance, free medical and dental, uniforms paid for, meet lots of people(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Location uncertainty every posting cycle (2-3 years)(in 4 reviews)

  • "You have to be prepared to deploy on exercises and operations, so expect time away from family(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Variety of work, positions located all over Australia and overseas.

    Cons

    Some positions may be very boring.

    Royal Australian Air Force2016-07-26
  2. "its was a great place to work"

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    Project Manager/Information Technology Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Royal Australian Air Force for more than 3 years

    Pros

    its was a great place to work

    Cons

    None that i can think of

    Royal Australian Air Force2016-06-16
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  4. "Best job in the world"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager 

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

    Pros

    Freedom and flexibility and always outdoors

    Cons

    None, it’s hard to fault

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-10-19
  5. "Outstanding opportunities to deploy and serve with cutting edge technology"

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    Current Employee - Squadron Leader in Butterworth
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Air Force full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Variety and purpose bigger than yourself

    Cons

    Separation from family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Sabatical leave after 10 years

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-10-08
  6. "An amazing journey, with so many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Aircrew - Multiple Roles (Air Combat Officer) in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Superannuation, Training, Leadership, Travel, Rewarding, Scope for change regularly, operational deployments, making a difference

    Cons

    Postings interstate impact on partner careers, Move locations every 3, 6 or 9 years,

    Advice to Management

    Don't look at an individuals time in rank and judge them accordingly for experience, instead look at what they have done during the time in the rank and judge that accordingly

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-09-23
  7. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Technician 

    I have been working at Royal Australian Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Variety, experiences, travel, support and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat shielded from civilian industries.

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-07-30
  8. "Fire Fighter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Air Force full-time

    Pros

    *make friends for life *gain life skills *get to have unique experiances

    Cons

    *Inflexible *unprofessional *Standards will be lowered for what they want

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-04-14
  9. "Operations Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Australian Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Working with good people and deployment opportunities.

    Cons

    Not well integrated, frustrated by bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Improve systems, give more authority and responsibilities to the OPSO.

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-03-25
  10. "aged care worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Royal Australian Air Force part-time

    Pros

    flexibility, great team, positive, fun, organised,

    Cons

    time, pay, advancement, work life balance, conditions

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-02-28
  11. "Great opportunities for travel and qualifications"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Air Force full-time

    Pros

    job security, great super and lots of opportunities to travel to unique places, lots of personal and professional development

    Cons

    Can be challenging if you have a young family or a non defence partner due to moving around on postings every 2-3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Need more leaders who are prepared to say no. There’s too many managers and supervisors who get caught up impresisng the execs at the cost of the teams metal health and well being. Flexibility is only when it’s convenient for the unit.

    Royal Australian Air Force2019-01-15
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