We all know how difficult it can be to find the balance between work and daily life, but at AIS, we’re committed to supporting our employees as they find that ever-so-difficult balance. Our benefits package was developed to ensure our people are taken care of at every stage of life. From 100% employer-paid medical insurance and an employer sponsored health savings account, to our 7% 401k contribution and tuition reimbursement, we’re incredibly dedicated to the success and happiness of our team.
One benefit that has had a major impact on the lives of our employees is our flexible hours benefit. Check out how having flexible hours has helped our employees improve their work/life balance.
Jackie, Subcontracts Team
“I’ve been a Boom Operator for the US Air Force Reserve for about eight years. Our wing has several flights per week against different receivers for training. My role as Boom Operator is to fly the Boom and connect it to the receiver as they fly up behind us.
My favorite part of the role is the view from the window. I also enjoy the travel that accompanies this position and that it is a unique experience. Occasionally I need to sign up for day flights for currency requirements. I try to schedule those far enough in advance so I can make sure my workload is covered. My supervisor, team and the flexible schedules at AIS have been amazing when it comes to balancing my time between my career and flying.”
Noah, Operations/Engineering Team
“I have a medically fragile daughter that was born over a year ago and requires 24/7 trained medical care. Aside from occasional temporary help, my wife and I are her sole providers of care, which means we take shifts to make sure she’s covered day and night. Because of the complexity of my daughter’s medical needs, we have frequent visits to the doctor. I would not have been able to keep this job if it weren’t for the ability to work from home on a flexible schedule. We’re extremely grateful for that.”
Tiffany, Operations/Engineering Team
“I take advantage of the flex schedule that AIS offers, and I can’t explain how much it makes a difference in my life. Not only do I have two children, but my 84-year-old grandmother lives with our family at our home, as she cannot live on her own. The flexible schedule was a significant factor in choosing a company to work for because it allows me to be productive, while also ensuring I have a schedule that works best for my family. I also live at our camp for the summer, so having flexible hours allows for nice breaks during the day to take a dip in the lake with the kids on those hot summer days.”
Daniel, Operations/Engineering Team
“I live on the west coast which would make working east coast hours difficult if I were to try working alongside my co-workers all the time. There is also no public transport for my daughter’s school, so I take her since my wife’s work hours are not flexible. I typically start my day after getting her to school and take a nice break when I pick her up for some catch-up time. With our line of work, there are times where I need to step away from the computer for a while and then get back to it with fresh ideas to try. This arguably makes me more productive; there are individuals who work well under pressure and I’m not one of them. I totally capitalize on our flexible schedule to take advantage of down times in the day for activities like DMV runs and drugstore pickups, without thinking twice about my schedule.”
Teresa, Operations/Engineering Team
“Having flexible hours allows me time to take care of life’s necessities without stressing about burning paid time off to get the little things done. Dealing with car repairs, being a health advocate for a grandparent or having a contractor at the house, are all things you can accomplish with less stress thanks to having flexible hours. Flexing your time allows you to work when you’re at your best. If you’re not a morning person, and your peak productivity doesn’t kick in until late in the day, there’s no reason to start at 8am. But if you are that morning person and want to start at 6am, go for it. Having trouble making it through a full day, or want a three-day weekend? Adjust your hours. I’m passionate about sailing – I sail, race sailboats and I officiate sailboat racing. I’m able to flex my time to participate in regattas like our annual Hospice Regatta, which raises money for hospice care. Having flexible hours is an amazing way to find the right balance that works for you, your life and your needs.”
Andrew, Operations/Engineering Team
“I take frequent walks with my wife in the middle of the workday, and because I have a flexible schedule, I can make up for that early in the evening. On my team, we have what we call the ‘gremlin shift’, where folks that have other commitments and such log back on after around 7pm to bust out whatever they were working on and make up the hours. We do not pride ourselves on weird schedules or working late, but as a team lead, I defend everyone’s right to use that flexibility whenever they want and for whatever purposes they deem fit – no questions asked.”