Upon arrival to Bagram, it was a stressful considering the differences between the Air Force's supply systems and the Marine Corps, but with the help and collaboration of other IAP employees, it certainly made the experiences and hard work less dramatic and painful. Typical days were 12 hour shifts, which depending on the work load might feel longer than others. Some days were non-stop, all the way up to the last minute. Our management was extremely vital to the success of our mission. Within our short contract, I learned just how flexible, adaptable, and quick I could be at learning. The beginning started rough, but soon smoothed out as far as the typical job duties, with an occasional day of not-so-typical demands. Those days required the most teamwork, but in my mind, they were also the most rewarding.
Good pay, free chow, good team to work with, enhanced skill aquisition
Very repetitive work, 12 hour days, being away from home, but hey, its the contract world.
Service Specialist (Current Employee) – Doha, DAW – October 20, 2015
Keeping the place safe. Never forget where you were.They were there to do a job and they did that. My co-workers were the best. The hardest thing on the job wasnot know for sure when the job would end or who would be taking over. the most enjoyable thing about the job was know you was doing something that meant something.
Being able to expires a different culture
Not knowing if the place you were at would become dangereous
High Voltage Technician (Current Employee) – Panama City, FL – October 2, 2015
Best company I've ever work so far, good and helpful co-workers. The most enjoyable part of my job here is when we are doing emergency response to a customer because of the accidentally hitting of cable by a backhoe, and we are all busy doing our job to restore the power back, and i guess that was also the hardest part of our job. Safe work place and very supportive management specially in safety work.
My day to day operations were to ensure that my team of 12 to 15 Monitors were at their respective sites to provide Monitored security to all local nationals that came aboard U.S. Military installation to perform construction/de-construction to project sites. After working with local Nationals in Afghanistan allowed me to appreciate the smaller things in life that us Americans have. The hardest part about the job was dealing with elements during the cold and hot seasons but working with local nationals allowed us to adapt quite quickly. After getting all employees to respective sites, performed daily, weekly, and monthly inventory checks on company supplies and assets.
Field safety officer (Former Employee) – Fort Irwin, CA – June 30, 2015
Every day started with a safety discussion, then work assignments, tools, supplies and PPE where issued and the workers went on their way. I insured all vehicle inspections where completed and the necessary safety supplies where in each truck. I checked the live fire log (military base training) for approved travel and safety after witch I would then check the training manifest for any upcoming training that need to scheduled. After completing all office work and reports I would head out to the field to inspect the work sites. Being in the field for hours at a time I would bring cold Gatorade for the workers for a mural boost while making on site corrections and spot checking tools logs and coordination with the military personnel on site.
Worked for this company in Afghanistan....they hire folks that are totally not qualified for the positions but hire friends or friends with benefits. Every person in the leadership roles at Bagram are incompetent and lack the skills necessary to properly lead or take care of their workers. They pawn their own duties on to the workers with excuses that they have "Manager things to take care off". But instead you find them surfing the web, playing pool or dominos, hanging out in the USO, making daily PX runs or just sleeping in the office. It is taught during Orientation that if you have or find a safety related problem to stop and/or report it to the Ethics HOTLINE. Don't!!! I reported (Anonymously) an unsafe and potential incident that I expected to be properly investigated but instead it was COVERED UP and closed. After that the two folks who were witness to the original unsafe incident were in turn reported to the Ethics line by the people involved on drummed up charges and immediately moved and eventually terminated. As far as the company....they get you overseas with good sign on bonuses and then when the contract is renewed they not only drop the pay considerably but take away all the other perks...ie: paid holidays, bonuses, etc. .....and then tell you "If you don't like the new contract, there is the F-ing door!!!!" Most of my co-workers were awesome just those few bad apples who are lazy and lie to get folks removed.
Meals & Lodging included
Managers/Supervisors with NO Leadership Skills or Abilities
Good workplace. Very friendly- management was very informative with the direction the company was heading. The work environment was very pleasant, employees and bosses were very friendly towards each other. I enjoy my short time there.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Walter Reed Medical Center, D.C – February 5, 2015
My experience working through IAP was excellent. I was hired as an administrative assistant for a military pediatric Neurology clinic, which was part of a large department. I enjoyed working with military members as well as prior military technicians, nurses and physicians. There was no bad experience, I had great co-workers and a fast environment job, there was no time to think about bad experience.
Every so often the clinic would receive compliments
Housekeeper & Lead (Former Employee) – Cape Canaveral, FL – January 6, 2015
Busy day every day. Learned to be more patient with piers and clients. Management was great, always kept you inform of any changes. Co-workers were very pleasant to work with. Hardest part of the job was getting people to work as a team and taking their job more seriously. The most enjoyable were having potlucks.