Senior Store Associate (Former Employee) – Fort Rucker, AL – July 21, 2018
The workplace while stressful due to the retail nature of it was a very positive atmosphere. Coworkers are friendly and helpful to one another. Human Resources is on top of their game in helping out with any issues associates might have and acted ina very profesional manner.
Employee Discount program. Awards for great performance. Sick, vacation leave for part time and up.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Moody AFB, GA – July 20, 2018
When I first started there I was shocked at how unprofessional most of my supervisors and managers were. Most of them were rude and treated you very poorly. Supervisors and managers would make rude comments about customers and employees on a regular. So management is pretty much a joke. It was a fast paced job and most of the customers would make my day better. Easy job, Horrible pay most starting you out at $7.50 an hour. Only a few people there were helpful and friendly....the rest....NOT.
Highly Toxic and do not expect to have a personal life.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, AR – July 17, 2018
One of the worst companies I have ever worked for. They worry about themselves well before the employees and for at least the branch I worked for was highly toxic. When you work for them you do not have a personal life you work the hours they give you.
Supervisor, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Randolph AFB, TX – July 17, 2018
Great place to work and get to know people, the pay isn't the bonus the people you meet and the bond that you make are the gold in this store. Enjoyed my time with my coworkers, I left only because of pay.
I learned many skills in my years at AAFES, and those skills will guide me through the rest of my working days. However, management can often be inconsiderate and rude, lacking discipline, and make you question if they know what they are doing. Expect to work in an environment with one short break (depending on your schedule), walking constantly (often back and forth), old, retired military personal demanding unnecessary, irrational, and ridiculous requests to be fulfilled. You will more than likely have a passive-aggressive, know-it-all supervisor who will assign you a work load, and then proceed to lecture you an hour later about how you didn't complete this other work load from two hours ago, or complain about how they're doing all the work in the department.
Valuable skills and training; clearance to work on military installation; great prices
No discounts; management difficult; customers are often rude; physically demanding
Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Fort Belvoir, VA – July 16, 2018
While there are many wonderful and helpful people that work at the AAFES Exchanges, the leadership and management are often unable to offer the necessary support needed, and the process of getting an issue addressed, though is provided in fine print, it is intimidating.
I have learned many skills through my job, and while I started out loving coming to work every morning, over time the experience has degraded and become tense due to weak and unclear management. I feel this job has helped me gain insight to my desired career of a commercial graphic designer, but people's talents are capped.
As a customer of AAFES though, I appreciate the few hard working associates and employees who put in their blood, sweat, and tears to improving the customer experience.
Shift Manager (Retail) (Current Employee) – Fort Lee, VA – July 15, 2018
I've been with AAFES for almost two years now and lets just say it's certainly been one heck of a ride!! AAFES has plenty of lateral-transition opportunities available, flexible work hours, excellent employee benefits, and most importantly JOB SECURITY. In comparison to other jobs listed on the market, I can honestly say that if you're looking for a steady and reliable job that will help you gain plenty of valuable experience for your future plans in life, or if you want to become part of a "Family Serving Family", look no further!!
High quality customer service (Former Employee) – Fort Belvoir, VA – July 13, 2018
ive enjoyed years with AAFES. working with them has been a pleasure, Ive always gotten paid well and always granted leave when i chose. Ive been able to relocate with AAFES, my first job was an AAFES job.
Subway Foreman (Former Employee) – Fort Eustis, VA – July 12, 2018
Sent me for an amazing $5K Manager training then put a manager in there who refused to learn the routine and sat in the office when required to be on deck! She refused to learn the sandwiches and would not be out front when required. She left a non management employee alone with another non management employee here was a substantial cash shortage on that day (i wasn't there, but the blame was placed on me and i was questioned about it by the higher authority!) She caused several issues which HR didn't want to resolve, which prompted me to resign.
AAFES is good
Only good if the right people are in Human resources
Pay is ok but they don’t offer benefits To part timers
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Fort Irwin, CA – July 12, 2018
It is an ok place to work but very hard to get a full time position. You do get raises every six months based on your performance but they do not offer sick pay or paid time off to part time and offer no benefits.
Stockroom Associate (Former Employee) – Fort Hood, TX – July 12, 2018
I worked in the back of the warehouse moved pallets to their correct areas moved boxes to shelves when needed .. cleaned up the back areas kept nice n clean. helped load ppls vehicles when needed during the busy seasons