Army and Air Force Exchange

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Opportunities if you are mobile.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - End User Computer Technician
Current Employee - End User Computer Technician

I have been working at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Good pension plan if you stick it out 'till the end. Opportunities to travel all across the world. Very high job security. Annual pay raise tied to your performance. Vacation and sick leave accrual are good. New CEO/Director is cleaning house which is a good thing.

Cons

Salary is relatively low. No 401(k) matching & pension is only for Management. Leadership is stale and more interested in the status quo than change/growth. Need to know people to get promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look first internally to fill vacancies. Consider having a formal mentor program in the field.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Conservative, Military Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Secretary  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Secretary in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are freaking awesome! We have Aetna health insurance, which is some of the best out there. Co-Pay is $20 and Specialists co-pay is only $35. AAFES still has a pension plan as of now and it only takes 5 years to be vested in the company.

    Cons

    No 401K matching what so ever. Someone has to die or retire for you to move up the ranks! If you are an administrative assistant (or Secretary as they still call us) the only advancement you can look forward to is up to Executive Assistant. The company is dated, they claim to be innovative but we still have furniture from the 1970s at Headquarters. Everything is OLD SCHOOL. Not the place you want to work if you are looking for growth or modern business practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to what the younger employees have to offer. Don't just trust that someone who has been with the company 20+ years automatically knows what they are talking about!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great for entry level experience, but...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laborer  in  Fort Buchanan, PR
    Current Employee - Laborer in Fort Buchanan, PR

    I have been working at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Buy products and services tax-free; worldwide opportunities to move across and/or advance; opportunity to serve our troops.

    Cons

    Management are not always on the same page; no benefits unless you are in a full time or management position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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