Aéropostale
3.1 of 5 409 reviews
www.aeropostale.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Aéropostale Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.1 409 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Aéropostale CEO Thomas P. Johnson

Thomas P. Johnson

(158 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale full-time

ProsGrowth opportunities, unique culture, strong values

ConsBenefits for full-time are good but lacking for part-time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Intro to Retail

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale

ProsThe people are great and they offer great benefits. When you start you get both vacation time and 10 personal days a year. During holiday and peak times you can expect to work over 40 hours, but other than that you work an average of 40 hours a week.

They also offer rewards/programs to managers who work hard throughout the year. For assistants you have an opportunity to attend a special function with the CEO and upper management if you are selected as an outstanding manager. Upper management is very inspiring and committed to developing their teams.

ConsOften times the expectation of store visual standards is unattainable without overspending on payroll. With units moving as fast as they do and with limited payroll, it's hard to maintain the standard they expect.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job.

Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent training, Flexible schedule, flexible time off, does not interfere with school, fun environment, builds a good foundation for future jobs, one of the nicer clothing retail companies.

ConsNo benefits for part time, horrible pay, they expect a lot for a minimum wage job, sometimes district and regional managers can be very picky, late closings, dust, rude customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more hours to stores increase wages and benefits. Increase price of clothes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale

Prosgood happy fun cool nice

Consbad poor unhappy angry not nice

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Fun, but sometimes stressful

Role Model (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

ProsYou become a family, and learn the most important aspects of business and the company if you are interested. I like the specialist roles

Conswork life balance, stressful at times with all the pressure put on management from corporate/ regionals.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working hard, your employees appreciate you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work!

Sales Lead Manager (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Aéropostale part-time for more than 3 years

Prosexcellent environment
nice place to be the first job

Consfew hours
not a lot of opportunities to grow

Advice to Senior Managementmore appreciation to the employes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awful company to work for

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Minot, ND

I have been working at Aéropostale full-time for less than a year

ProsWork Life Balance
Bonuses
Discounts
Monthly Employee Sales

ConsWhen $50.00 from sales we had to buy items to reach sales goal.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Manager did not like me speaking spanish to spanish speaking customers because they would find it offensive even if sales would increase. I was forced to quit by the District and Store Manager, the store manager had occasionally threaten to write me up in numerous times until she found different excuses to write me up. Poor training on the store manager's side. They need to find open minded people and look how beneficial it is to have employees that are bilingual.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great for HS kids, horrible for everyone else

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale

ProsFlexible hours
Generous Discount
Ease of Transfer

ConsPoor compensation
Demeaning management
Profit-focused
Horrible Retention
Does not uphold "values"

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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eh

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale

Prosit's a good job for high school students

Conspays terribly, lots of pressure

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Store Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Aéropostale full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompany stands behind their values. Pay and benefits are good. Casual work environment. Most people are great.

Cons50+ hours a week. Some of the upper management is unprofessional by talking about others and gossiping. You better get on the band wagon or you are not liked.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more professional this isn't high school. and don't talk down to people. Listen to other reasoning don't assume everything is an excuse.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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