American Eagle Outfitters
3.3 of 5 755 reviews
www.ae.com Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

American Eagle Outfitters Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.3 754 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

American Eagle Outfitters CEO Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson

(197 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at American Eagle Outfitters

ProsGreat corporate culture, they really want to develop their employees and see them succeed and grow within the company.

ConsRetail hours are terrible, and merchandising overnight hours can be tough.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company and brand

Production Coordinator (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat place to learn the business. It's a great company as well as brand and values their employees. Flexible hours and company values the employees work/life balance.

ConsMany differnet cross functional teams to coordinate with, therefore too many clashing opinions which causes change and unecessary delays

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great job

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Glendale, WI

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for more than 3 years

Pros-Discounts are fantastic.
-Push on credit cards built my sales ability well

Cons-"call-ins"
-poor relationship between store and district management

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to store managers, as unhappy employees make for poor sales.

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

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Great Company, Great Benefits, Great Chances for Promotion

Jean-Expert/Stylist (Current Employee)
Greenwood, IN

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for more than 3 years

ProsI love working at AE, the team atmosphere is great and really helps when trying to make the customer have the best experience possible.

ConsSometimes corporate fails to understand the needs of the stores and creates an unfortunate work environment for employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the stores and take the suggestions seriously.

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

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Good and friendly place to work.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for more than a year

ProsI loved all of my co workers as well as my managers because they were all young and understanding when it came to things like calling out for whatever reasons as well as helping with schedule changes ect.

ConsManagers because they were so young would kind of go on power trips and do things that they probably shouldnt be doing like texting on their phones or just sitting in the office doing nothing. Most of the time they would just pass the bad jobs on to the other employees like running go backs and things like that. Not all of them, but some.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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best job I've ever had.

Merchandising Lead (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt is a fun environment to be in and the discounts are fantastic!

ConsAs much as I love my job, I've been stuck in a rut and haven't been able to move up in the company. That is mostly due to the upper management I've been involved with that has a say in it. not my current store manager, but my former store manager and the district manager

Advice to Senior Managementpromote the people who work the hardest and have proven to be valuable employees. not the ones that know how to sweet talk the managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for more than a year

Prosmet lots of good friends

Consno raises and short hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Loved working for this company!

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Tannersville, PA

I worked at American Eagle Outfitters full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits, great training, awesome discount..

ConsSo many employees that you have to really stick out in the crowd to get hours.

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

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Enjoy working with all the sales associates, managers and customers

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood training for sales associates, and room to grow and move up in the organization. Also flexibility in scheduling.

ConsCuts employee hours if store is not making profits on their financial plan for the month, as most retail stores do.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work by giving good training to associates, and being flexible when possible with your work schedules.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company!

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Citrus Heights, CA

I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time for more than 3 years

ProsAwesome family culture, and so fun!

ConsDistrict Management expects too much, when not knowing how things really work in store.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat work!

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

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