Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
576 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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)

  • I've worked with several girls who have been in Sales for YEARS and still get paid minimum wage (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work environment.

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Awesome discounts. Cool managers. Nice clothes.

    Cons

    No cons at all, besides the fact that you work little hours at first. But after a few weeks everything is better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great store management!

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Store Management
    Friendly and helpful Managers and crew members
    Easy to request days off
    Flexible schedule
    Discount!!!!! 40% for Ambassadors
    30% every one else
    50% off once a month to be used on ; two tops, two bottoms and two accssories
    accelerated discounts!

    Cons

    Low pay- minimum wage
    Aero did not give store managers time-and a half for holidays. This mattered because the store managers become very close asociates
    Random store closing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give all employees time and a half. You have the day off, show some appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work for Aeropostale in Carmel, Indiana at Clay Terrace. I must say, I have never worked for a company with as much flexibility as Aeropostale. At our store, we always get the chance to interact with our customers, rather than ignore them. The other people I work with are thought of as a family rather than co-workers. At the end of the day, I always feel as if I have the work I have completed served a purpose, rather than just another task that had to be completed. The company also treats its employees very well, with many benefits. I enjoy working for Aeropostale.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons about working for Aeropostale. Apply. You will not regret.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    You get a huge discount on the all of the clothes. The training is really efficient and helps you do your job to the best of the ability. I love working for Aeropostale. The managers are really nice and encouraging. Even the District Manager.

    Cons

    I would love to have more hours but the job only maxes at around 30.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Great training programs for management, excellent leadership (DM/RM/corp partners) ability to grow and move up in the company, fun atmosphere, and great tools to help make daily goals.

    Cons

    The peak seasons could've been supported better with payroll hours. Training part time associates would cut into your floor coverage, making it difficult to train during the peak seasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stores need more hours to help support the daily tasks so that it doesn't interfere with floor coverage, hindering the customer experience we are trying to deliver. This would also ease the stress of the management team, less turn-over. Every store runs completely different so not all stores need the same amount of hours. Give your part-time employees raises, it's difficult to keep great talent when they are stuck at minimum wage every year.

  7.  

    Overall great work environment, fun, and relaxed.

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Take care of employees.
    Flexible scheduling for those in school.
    Don't want to hassle customers to death.
    Great employee discount

    Cons

    Low Pay
    A little strict on dress code

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    Gives you a lot of responsibility to run the store, but corporate also takes responsibility for things that may go wrong, instead of blaming issues on the storeline employees. Truly a team effort! There is always something new and exciting going on, so it never gets boring. As store manager, you can really set the tone for your store, so you have the power to make changes to get the environment that will get the results. The company also invests in your training through a career development program, workshops, and quarterly management meetings. There is also an incentive trip to Florida every year for the top 100 store managers (based on a points system). The bonus plan is also pretty great!

    Cons

    Hiring can be difficult, as well as getting employees bought into the business so they want to work with you toward store goals. Going through a transition can be exhausting while you are trying to set the expectation. It is very easy to burn yourself out when getting carried away with all that can be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on our areas of opportunity, and helping us get new people into the store. Make sure not to get away from what brought employees to Aero which is the awesome culture of teamwork, respect, integrity, and compassion!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not the best pay but fabulous hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ELS and Fashion Specialist
    Current Employee - ELS and Fashion Specialist

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great hours
    -Get to work with great people
    -Clothes are actually awesome since relaunch
    -Room for advancement
    -Fabulous employee discount! (More if you are an ambassador)
    -In my case a very comfortable store

    Cons

    -Hours can be low if you don't have great availability
    -Lonnng shifts if you arent used to them they can be a killer
    -Inter-coworker drama is never-ending
    -You are kept verrry busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commissions!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great employers and customers, the interview process was cool and easy. All I did was talk about past achievements.

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great work life balance people are easy to get along with and they are flexible.

    Cons

    They expect you to come in early to help on special days but it isn't that bad

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The leadership and culture that they represent is amazing at Aero. It is really like one big family here, where everyone looks out for you, as you do for them.

    Cons

    Really don't have cons to list here for working at Aeropostale. The culture is great, the people are great. Aero runs a pretty lean shop, but provides you the means to get everything done.

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