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Updated 19 Nov 2019

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  1. "Good career"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health care, pension is still non contributing. Sport and adventure training is amazing. Global travel too.

    Cons

    The MOD is notorious for under paying in line with civilian employers especially the aircraft engineering branch. Civilian qualifications are a bit sparse and have to be paid for by yourself.

    Royal Air Force2019-11-19
  2. "See the world"

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    Former Employee - ICT 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friends Education See the world Adventure training Days off to play sport Average salary 35 days off plus public holidays Good health care Pension change (but still worth having)

    Cons

    Being treated like a kid Restricted to locations and roles A poor promotion system An unfair promotion system No extra pay for working longer hours Can be stressful

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    Royal Air Force2019-11-03
  3. "Great training, talented people and a firm foundation for life."

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    Current Employee - RAF Officer in High Wycombe, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World-class training, unrivalled leadership experience, fantastic people, competetive pay & benefits, opportunities to do amazing things all over the world and genuinely make a difference. Sport and adventurous training. People are well looked after on the whole and there is an outstanding welfare support network for those who need it.

    Cons

    Progression from mid-career onwards can be challenging outside of certain branches/trades and often feels very 'one size fits all'. Lifestyle can be very disruptive to family life, especially in the more operationally demanding roles.

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    Royal Air Force2019-10-19
  4. "Wider RAF is probably good but avoid Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    RAF generally - Good pay, decent leave allowance, medical and dental are brilliant if a little open to abuse, some allowances that remain are decent, adventure training is top notch.

    Cons

    Logistics specific - poorly run trade, promotion system is poorly conceived and executed, hammered for detachments and stretched thinly at best, criminally undermanned and under recruited, infrastructure and training lacks any investment and what exists is failing. Increasingly fewer places to be stationed in the UK and globally. RAF - slow to advance with the times, being a part of government its often subject to change which is not always for the best.

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    Royal Air Force2019-08-03
  5. "Over worked and under paid"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sick pay, maternity pay, sports and adventure training opportunities

    Cons

    Too much work not enough staff. Majority of time is spent doing secondary duties not primary role. Backstabbing personnel looking to use you as a leg up for promotion.

    Royal Air Force2019-06-28
  6. "Overall still a good package"

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    Current Employee - Weapons Systems Operator in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous evelopment, opportunities and Adventurous Training

    Cons

    Time away from family and potential to be moved around the UK

    Royal Air Force2019-03-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Still plenty going for it"

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    Former Employee - Communications in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adventurous training, meeting like minded people, travelling the world, Pay is just enough to keep you in, but doesn't compare with contractor wages.

    Cons

    Micro management, Decisions cannot/will not be made by low/middle management everyone seeks ''one up'' approval before anything happens, even day to day things. Benefits slowly being eroded.

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    Royal Air Force2019-02-21
  8. "RAF Engineer Officer"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, instant responsibility combined with worldwide travel and variety in your roles (you will have 3 very different roles in your first 5 years, possibly in 3+ different locations). Financial/ professional equality between sexes (pay bands fixed to rank and seniority. Fringe benefits include medical/dental, cheap accommodation, sport and adventurous training free.

    Cons

    Constantly moving. High workload and opportunity for promotion can be cyclical.

    Royal Air Force2019-02-23
  9. "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brize Norton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and opportunities to carry out adventure training and travel.

    Cons

    Pay is poor and slow to increase. Can earn a lot more as a civilian in a similar role.

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    Royal Air Force2019-01-07
  10. "Progressively getting worse."

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineering Technician in Odiham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People - Some will be friends for life. Adventurous Training opportunities Schemes that contribute towards further education courses.

    Cons

    - Awful , unhealthy, poorly cooked food in the mess since pay as you dine was introduced. Most now eat out 3 or 4 times a week at fast food restaurants as food is of better standard and cheaper. - Accommodation is poor. We had no hot water (or heating) all of last winter in our SLA accommodation housing 30 people and were given the option of using the gym to wash. We have 2 working showers currently, for the same amount of people. - Very slow promotion, 8 years on average for engineering trade. - No real life balance making it very hard to plan around work. - No incentive to stay without ridiculous return of service lengths. - General low morale. - Poor management

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    Royal Air Force2018-10-26

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