Aéropostale Reviews

Updated August 24, 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. would have loved it if it werent for dm

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    Former Employee - Am in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Am in Jacksonville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    employee discount and insurance benefits

    Cons

    upper level management lacks competence

    Advice to Management

    control management better


  2. Helpful (1)

    Alright for a first time retail job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great job if you enjoy fashion and like the companies clothes. You are basically required to wear company clothes at work just like all of Aero's competitors. You are given a very generous discount at the start of your employment to encourage you to buy from them. You can also use the discount as a gift for family and friends. It's a very fun and casual environment, the store is supposed to be "like a party" according to my manager. I made a lot of friends while I was there and got along with everyone that I worked with.

    Cons

    It can get very boring during the day or when the store is slow because you're supposed to constantly look busy which can get hard when there's no one in the store. Hours can get very inconsistent if you don't have tenure, one week I'd have 32 hours and then the next I'd have 5. You are also given a lot of on call shifts which can get frustrating at times when you want to make plans and management will sometimes schedule you with nothing but on call. It's a bit of a popularity contest with management at times. Training made me feel like I was back in grade school.

    Advice to Management

    Based on fiscal quarters of late the senior management is doing just fine.


  3. Aeropostale Corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best features of Aeropostale Corporate culture was the casual, more laid back atmosphere. There were times of fast paced and high energy moments, but for the most part, it was a relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion with in; they preferred to bring in new employees from competitors. Favoritism will get you promoted, not just merit alone. Cliquey atmosphere among employees.

    Advice to Management

    Should promote based on merit and not by favoritism. Feedback on performance on a quarterly basis may entice employees to work harder at problem areas.


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  5. retail management expectations

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salary,benifits, vacation, personal paid days

    Cons

    the mistakes of corporate and others of the rules and regulations they will folllow,change, or disreguard. They profit and work on a skeleton crew of a staff at all times given the gain every year in sales. Hours are extreme,the cleanup can take two hours after close,rotating management,staff and routines and policies makes it the nightmare of your life.

    Advice to Management

    managers last 1 year , Dms in my area every two years. it is the most unpleasant place to work with unattainable expectations and lack of postive feedback.


  6. good place to start

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Johnson City, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Johnson City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good experience in high traffic high volume retail location - fun management team - great discount

    Cons

    - little to no opportunity for advancement - communication difficulties - lack of respect

    Advice to Management

    respect people and they will work harder for you


  7. Smoke & Mirrors

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    Former Employee - Corp Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corp Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    cheerful, fun environment, casual dress, good benefits, great continuing education classes with

    Cons

    not enough employee's within each department, often working very late and the company does not invest in the manpower, very slow to acceot change or new ways of doing things in order to be more efficient, certain folks in senior management have hidden agendas (as with most companies) and reflects on others perception of performance and recognition

    Advice to Management

    practice the 'core values' that you preach, think forward instead of backward, lay off the gossip and here say and concentrate on where the information is coming from, hire more people instead of throwing more work at them


  8. Maddening Environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to get the job, interview process is very simple. The atmosphere was fairly high energy at a busy store.

    Cons

    Horrible pay--"chat-ins" make you feel like a child. It's become fairly common in retail clothing, but "call-in" shifts are awful from the employee perspective

    Advice to Management

    The company seems to be making money, especially compared to other clothing retailers in this economy. For that, I almost can't blame them for continuing a management model where most employees hate their jobs, because it's working for the bottom line. That said, I don't think many people enjoy their job at Aero.


  9. okay if your willing to work for free

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    Current Employee - Management in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Management in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits as in you get 2 weeks paid vaca and unlimited sick days. you also get one personal paid day a month as long as you ask for it

    Cons

    expect to work overtime!!! it wouldn't be so bad if they paid you for it, but they dont! They expect you to work for free and IF they decide to pay you for it there is no time and a half. It's half time only or no time!!

    Advice to Management

    reality check: no one wants to work for free and its ILLEGAL!!!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    not a bad place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Assistant Production Manager - Fashion in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Production Manager - Fashion in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i learned a lot, and the people i worked with were generally great associates. the atmosphere was relaxed. i am still close with some of my former coworkers.

    Cons

    upper management was a bit shady or ineffective. some people were let go that should not have been, and some people stayed on that should have resigned.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees.


  11. Management (DM) picks favorites

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount, Music, Work with cool people

    Cons

    Managers yell a lot about what is wrong and less about what's right

    Advice to Management

    na



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