Royal Air Force Employee Reviews about "opportunities to travel"

Updated 11 Nov 2020

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Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Stephen Hillier (no image)
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98 Ratings
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  1. "Amazing career"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ops Sergeant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay, working conditions, personal development and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Long periods away from family.

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  2. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RAF SNCO Aircrew in London, England

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to travel and work within a fantastic team.

    Cons

    Time away from home for months at a time.


  3. "Okay but novelty quickly wears off"

    3.0
    Current Employee - RAF Officer in High Wycombe, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Some travel opportunities Good amount of annual leave

    Cons

    Lack of control of your life No ability to plan ahead Privilege culture

  4. "Fantastic employer and career opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Extensive managerial and functional responsibility at early stage in career. Travel opportunities. Great team environment.

    Cons

    Need to be able to operate in a high pressured environment.

  5. "Not for everyone."

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Carterton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to travel. Secure. Lots of help with learning new things.

    Cons

    Last minute late finishes and working weekends.

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  6. "RSF"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lincoln, England

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

    Pros

    travel opportunities, sport, social, adventure training

    Cons

    away from home, long commuting

  7. "Great career... If you’re younger."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ICT Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic travel opportunities; Great friends; Exceptional training; Facilities; Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Time away from home; Destabilisation of constantly moving from post to post; Very demanding of partners/spouses; Difficult to get out if you’re unhappy in the role.

  8. "Qualifications and Expirence"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Aircraft Fueler in Cannock, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    good experience and travel opportunities. good pay

    Cons

    living standards, food, promotion structure

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  9. "You can do better"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician Weapons in Marham, 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

    Worthwhile role, opportunities to travel and gain experience.

    Cons

    Unless you’re a senior officer, your contribution isn’t valued or appreciated.

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  10. "Top job and exciting flying"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Odiham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie and exciting travel opportunities. Excellent chance for professional development.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from the family.

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