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"Roller coaster ride with a new dawn ahead (hopefully)."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The mission - to support our military and their families. A chance to travel and see the world, in the right job. Decent salary, good pension and benefits. If they can turn it around it will return to being a really great place to work.

Cons

HQ has lost focus on the mission. Policies are implemented inconsistently - some favored divisions always seem to be able to add people and promote them even when everyone else is "frozen" or losing valuable talent. Too much emphasis on profits over service to customers.

Advice to Management

Listen to your new CEO - he knows what he's doing.

Other Employee Reviews for Army and Air Force Exchange

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company, good benefits, terrible location (HQ)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, pays well starting out but salary competitiveness tapers off for most fields once you receive a few promotions.

    Great benefits and one of the few companies that still has a pension.

    Family values, decent work/life balance, have been treated very well.

    Gym, convenience store, and several restaurants on site at HQ building.

    Cons

    Management likes to move everyone around constantly so there are never experts on anything and everyone is always learning a new job. Most upper management has been here 20+ years and does not have a good grasp of how things are done in the "outside world" or how to make changes that appeal to a younger generation.

    HQ building is falling apart with no plans to relocate and is located in a terrible part of Dallas, requiring at least a 30-40 minute commute if you don't want to get robbed.

    Because of HR/union/government rules, once a person has been here more than a year it is extremely difficult to fire them. There are a large number of completely unqualified employees who keep getting passed around but should be fired instead.

    For someone joining the company with a bachelor's degree, career progression stalls pretty substantially after the first couple promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Create more paths for development and grow experts instead of shuffling everyone around constantly. Relocate to a less dangerous area, allowing people to live closer to work.


  2. "It's a job that pays above minimum wage, if you can learn, you work there!"

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    Former Employee - Skilled Warehouse Worker in Forest Park, GA
    Former Employee - Skilled Warehouse Worker in Forest Park, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You able learn a lot. Vacation and sick leave accrual is great.

    Cons

    No room for an advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees that work hard for you, they are the ones that make you look good to everyone else!

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