Royal Air Force Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2022

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3.7
73%
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40%
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Royal Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston (no image)
Sir Mike Wigston
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Opportunities to travel extensively(in 60 reviews)

  • "Excellent training opportunities, including field exercises and adventure training(in 55 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Time away from family can be difficult if you have children(in 98 reviews)

  • "Having to be away from home at times(in 76 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Enjoyed working at this Organisation

      Jun 28, 2022 - RAF Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Recruitment is effective. Swathes of Mental Health support.

      Cons

      Poor promotion, hindering retention(enforced time in positions before promotion is even available) Reduction in numbers due to poor governmental support.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      RAF Technican

      Jun 27, 2022 - Technician 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Travel the UK and overseas.

      Cons

      Spend too much time away from family.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very Good

      Jun 23, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Lots of travel, professional development, decent pay, stability

      Cons

      Fitness test, strict health requirements

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      .

      Jun 24, 2022 - Head IT Operations 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      - Professional Development - Leadership - Broad portfolio - Valuable, interesting work

      Cons

      - hierarchical - transient workforce - directed relocations = domestic instability

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

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      Jun 22, 2022 - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well paid secure job with good promotion prospects

      Cons

      Away away away away away

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Jun 23, 2022 - Goldman Sachs Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There look after you well

      Cons

      No freedom. Get told where you going to live.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Military Service

      Jun 22, 2022 - ICT Technician 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Providing capability and outreach on operations worldwide.

      Cons

      Invest back into military personnel instead of contracting out the jobs that they have been trained to carry out.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent Package

      Jun 16, 2022 - Intelligence Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All the military pros you can imagine

      Cons

      The RAF Intelligence community promotes slowly in comparison with Int Corps promotion

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Very Enjoyable Career

      Jun 14, 2022 - Chief Technician in Wolverhampton, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work life balance when at home.

      Cons

      Going away overseas, spending time away from family. Pay is not great.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Moving in the wrong direction… get in, qualify rack up experience and get out.

      Jun 28, 2022 - Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Life experience, proud to serve, teamwork, good pay at the time.

      Cons

      Clueless Officers, woke culture ruining the establishment, pay-band cuts for technical trades, unrealistic advertising of roles, commitment bonuses removed and pension getting worse.

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    Royal Air Force has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 1,031 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Royal Air Force to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Royal Air Force employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Royal Air Force. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

    73% of Royal Air Force employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Royal Air Force 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

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