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"Opportunities if you are mobile."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - End User Computer Technician
Current Employee - End User Computer Technician
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Army and Air Force Exchange

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very Conservative, Military Atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Secretary in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Secretary in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Army and Air Force Exchange full-time (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 Management

    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!


  2. "Wish I had started with AAFES when I was just out of college!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for advancement IF you have the drive and are mobile. What better way to see the world without having to join the military? Fast paced, rewarding, structured and stable.

    Cons

    As with most comments regarding companies....pay. With that said, you will probably start out with low pay but hard work, going the extra mile and excelling at what you do, the money will come. They have a great retirement program much like the military which is hard to find in the corporate world.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your commitments of developing great leaders, awarding your associates and serving the best customers in the world. Continue cleaning up the ‘old school’ mentality and press on with pride. Hiring Tom Shull as CEO was a drastic and fantastic move.


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