Royal Air Force Employee Reviews about "time away"

Updated 30 Dec 2020

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Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Stephen Hillier (no image)
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99 Ratings
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  • "can spend lots of time away from family(in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company that invests heavily in its staff"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics and Communications Engineering in High Wycombe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent training and investment in continual improvement,

    Cons

    can spend lots of time away from family.

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  2. "Helicopter pilot"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Telford, 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 gym facilities and steady employment.

    Cons

    Time away from family Constantly reduced pension


  3. "A wonderful career"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Squadron Leader in Lincoln, England

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

    Pros

    Pay, camaraderie, adventure, travel, flying

    Cons

    Time away, moving around, bureaucracy, constant change, getting shot at

  4. "Amazing Career"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired Military in Dunfermline, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Fast Paced, travel the world doing a job that I loved.

    Cons

    Too much time away from family. Long hours.

  5. "Great career, but not for everyone"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Ingleton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Job security and diversity Close friendships

    Cons

    Time away from loved ones

  6. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  7. "RAF"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Maintenance Engineer in Nottingham, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Travel Pay Colleagues Security Inclusive

    Cons

    Hours, Flexibility, time away from home

  8. "Aircraft Engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Middlesbrough, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Good if want a long and varied career within aeronautical engineering

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home

  9. "Rise above the rest?"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Airframe Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working hours, Sporting opportunities

    Cons

    Time away from home, promotion prospects

  10. "GReat start in life"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Training and Development Specialist in Lincoln, England

    I have been working at Royal Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Social Career progression Education Travel Learn about yourself Out of work opportunities

    Cons

    Unsociable hours Time away from family Lifestyle changes

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