Aéropostale Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Aéropostale CEO Julian Geiger
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Pros
  • The only thing good about working here is the employee discount (in 43 reviews)

  • Aero also gives employees a great discount (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management did not provide a work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Minimum wage is what you can expect (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Great starter job for teens in highschool.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    FLEXIBLE, TEACHES YOU A VARIETY OF THINGS WITHIN RETAIL.

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  2. Sales associate /cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots and lots of discounts; especially if you're in high school (extra 10% on top of the normal 30%)

    Cons

    I make like $30 each paycheck. Which is more than nothing for a teen but I wish I got more hours. I probably don't because they just hired like 6 new people after me and there are only 7 days in a week and I can only work 3 times a week. And they only give part time for everyone who's new


  3. Helpful (2)

    So far, so good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to find information you need
    Company values, lead with positivity and encouragement
    Great training programs
    Clothing is getting better, more on trend and at a reasonable price point
    Great prizes and incentive contest for stores.

    I have only been with Aero a couple of months, but, so far I really am enjoying myself. The company has a clear vision of where they are going and they communicate that well with the storeline associates. I really like the culture of the company, they know they have struggled in recent years and they own their mistakes (unlike another recently closed retailer I worked for that blamed everyone but themselves...rhymes with Smelias) They really want to see everyone succeed. They are a very compassionate company.

    Cons

    Payroll can be tight
    Retail hours and no paid holidays for management staff
    Floorsets are supposed to be done after close, which isn't the best if you have small children
    Allocations, we will often receive only one or two sizes in an item and never get more in...makes the customer leave empty handed

    Most of this is typical retail stuff, I am never going to love working nights and weekends, but, it's part of the job. My only issue that the company can control is the allocations issue. It is really frustrating that we never seem to get a full size run in anything.

    Advice to Management

    Since the company is going through a re-branding (it seems) I would suggest just changing the name to Aero and making over the stores so they look more modern, but, that takes time and money. The other option is to embrace their diverse client base. I think they need to realize that it's not just teens that shop at Aero, a lot of our customers and in their 20's and 30's and have been wearing Aero since they were in high school. They should consider doing a line that reflects that customer.


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  5. Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, Friendly Atmosphere, Relaxing, Great Co-Workers, Great Manager

    Cons

    Pay, Hours, Location, Gas, Traffic


  6. Sales Associates

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Good discount organized management time

    Cons

    sometimes the business was slow


  7. sales associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they work with your schedule

    Cons

    they offer very limited hours so pay checks tend to be on the low side


  8. Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some great customers to help

    Cons

    Poor management through out the store

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling consistency
    Just really consistency in general


  9. Hours suck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Smithfield, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Smithfield, NC

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees get along really well
    Everyone is always really helpful
    Good first job

    Cons

    Hours are TERRIBLE
    I've worked with the store manager one time
    Managers play favorites when scheduling people
    The company made us hire more people when we didn't even have enough hours to give out to old employees.

    Advice to Management

    Dont play favorites and make sure all your employees are happy


  10. Helpful (2)

    good culture, high work-load

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at Aéropostale (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    family atmosphere and monthly incentive structure

    Cons

    high stress because business is tough to make goals right and the pressure from corporate is big. just had to stop 401 K

    Advice to Management

    not for someone with a young family at home.


  11. Love

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    management, environment, employees, discount, culture, pay

    Cons

    Holiday and back to school can get A little crazy

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say communication was good



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