A typical day at work is quiet, I've learned to just say yes. Management is ok as I just feel upper management should get to know her people better. The co-worker are okay it's jus t the one that have been in a position for year are treated differently. The hardest part of the job making sure your you can satisfy all ranks.The most enjoyable part of the job is talking to the young soldier and encouraging them to be successful. It's a joy to work with our future leader of the United States.
IT Technician (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 8, 2015
Assist personal fixing their computer issues either over the phone or going to their desk personally. Installing software to computers and assisting on getting rid of computers and software that were out of date
Ten national hollidays off
Meeting your goals depended more on how you were like then your job performance
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Fort Huachuca, AZ – July 2, 2015
When I had a problem with a manager putting me down for hours that she knew I could not work the company moved me to another job in another building. They were great at understanding my daycare problem that I didn't have any until 1630, so they allowed my son to wait the 10 minutes in the seating area while the sitter made his way across the base.
Always learning new things and a chance to be creative.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fort Drum, NY – May 29, 2015
After processing the incoming clothing--unpacking the boxes, pricing each item, hanging them up on the right belts sorted by department--we would take them out onto the floor. We had a chance to be creative when we had to dress manikins and organize the displays. I was always learning knew things like how to color coordinate, how to shrink-wrap packaged clothing, and how to use the telephones on the floor to make announcements or to call for another employee. I also got to volunteer to help with a few of the Back To School Fashion Shows. I think that the most enjoyable part of the job would have to be interacting with the customers.
Very physical job, load and unload trucks. keeps you in shape. Checking in merchandise. Management expects a lot, but would allow some down time for pot luck lunches with other employee's. Good work experience.
Working for AAFES has been quite an experience. I don't know if it was just the location but my experience in Guam they have a little more growing to do. The management doesn't provide open views fairly. They take the opinions of their employees to write performance evaluations. Use caution when performing your job, if someone doesn't like it, you may not find out until its too late. I enjoy serving my members at times it can be difficult but always rewarding.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Stewart, GA – May 6, 2015
Very face paced. You need to be a self starter, as well as be very motivated. This is little to no time to slack off. At this position your daily tasks change daily. Your management teams for the better part are great and go above and beyond to see you succeed. As with any company you work for you will not always see eye to eye with your coworkers. It is about learning how to adjust to each worker and complementing each others goals and tasks. The hardest part of the job is making sure you complete your daily tasks with little to no errors in a timely manner. This is where your time management skills come into play. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing your hard work pay off and when you help a not so happy customer leave 100% satisfied.
Small company with little advancement at this location. Have to relocate to advance.
Intern (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – June 1, 2015
A typical work day included communicating with different military bases to get merchandise transferred. Management was extremely welcoming and forthcoming with information. The environment was relaxed and productive.
Multi-unit General Manager (Former Employee) – Andrews AFB, MD – March 26, 2015
As a intermittent non exempt manager for over 15 years. AAFES has been a great place to work, of course every duty station assigned ( PCS 14 times in 15 Years) has it's challenges at a local level and dealing with adjustments in senior mgmt. But the single common factor of supporting our troops made it worth it. Been able to travel all over the world also is a benefit. Demanding: very. Rewarding: very Life events, demanded separation from AAFES but the memories and people I had the honor and pleasure to meet and work are priceless