Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
514 Reviews
3.0
514 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Aero is pretty good to their employees, and great discount (in 36 reviews)

  • The only thing good about working here is the employee discount (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management did not provide a work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Not enough staff help because they hire little kids and pay them minimum wage (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    First Job, First Love!

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Associate Discounts!
    Wonderful Managers!
    Flexible with my school schedule
    Very easy to manage store
    Scheduling was done Online.

    Cons

    I honestly do not think I had a single complaint about this company. Very easy to work for and everything was done when i needed it to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DONT CHANGE A THING!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Katy, TX

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

    Pros

    As a college student, I needed flexible hours and I got them. Pay rate is somehow good but you can also bonus every month on sales (management only). Great work environment and of course it gets a little crazy during the holidays and summer break. Awesome employee discounts, 50% once a month and 30% any time at both stores Aero and P.S. Lots of opportunities to get promoted and higher pay.

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time management. Late shifts (overnights) every month during floor sets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best first job

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

    I worked at Aéropostale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The discount is great! 30% off everything and 50% off once a month! The music and vibe is fun, just like hanging out with friends most of the time! The dress code is easy, just in style jeans and a cute top with a layer underneath!

    Cons

    Holiday and Back to School are the two most stressful times of the year. There are a lot of hours that go into making the store presentable for the next day of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A lot of fun and employees are like one big family.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay, friendly co-workers, understanding management that down treat you like you're beneath them.

    Cons

    There's nothing really bad that I could say about Aero. I love my job and there's nothing negative to say about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved my job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager Specialist  in  Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Store Manager Specialist in Wausau, WI

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, fun company, great bosses, great product, learning environment, room for advancement

    Cons

    Hiring goals are tough during holiday, only because you pretty much only need then for black Friday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep SMs from leaving I left twice to see if the grass was greener at a different retailer....there's nothing like culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great working culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Aéropostale as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    there was opportunity for personal and professional growth

    Cons

    not enough space for samples etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I was able to gain customer service experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time

    Pros

    You can work your way up in this company! They reward hard work and teach you a multitude of skills: retail knowledge, statistics, goal setting, and customer service skills.

    Cons

    It's really easy to feel burnt out from long days of being on your feet, talking to customers, and then closing. Closing is not fun because you have to fold a ton of clothes and prepare the store for the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! I learned a lot from this job!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 full-time

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, unique culture, strong values

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience Fun People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Our manager got to know us. He understood what our goals of our job were. He gave us hours based off how hard we worked. Funny and easy to get along with coworkers.

    Cons

    Only complaint is that they don't increase salaries often nor do they promote often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Intro to Retail

    • 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

    The 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.

    Cons

    Often 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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