Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
572 Reviews
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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)

  • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate Review

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The managers and people working with you are great-it's a really fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    If you work in a really big store, you may have to work very late hours and stay until the store closes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great managers, great executive leadership

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Love the people they are like family. You can't really find any better place to work if you are looking to work with good people with big hearts and who love their job.

    Cons

    Not the most creative place for a designer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My Career with Aeropostale

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tinton Falls, NJ

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

    Pros

    Excellent team environment, great benefit package, fun culture.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip, hard to grow with the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Associate Buyer/Merchandiser

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    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY

    I worked at Aéropostale full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, kind and intelligent people, decent work life balance

    Cons

    They do not have a consistent work schedule, calendar revisions happen too frequently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Sales Lead

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Rockaway, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Rockaway, NJ

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Fun environment. Good management if you are blessed with one-if not than good luck

    Cons

    A lot of folding, Customers can be nasty

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Met some great people but the job became very draining and didn't like some of the new management choices.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with hours and days off. A lot of friendly coworkers. Lower-level managers were very cool and nice.

    Cons

    Higher-level managers weren't well picked. Pay wasn't good, and very stingy with raises even if recognized as a important asset to the team. Closing shifts were very long, running through to morning hours a lot of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of your lower management team should be above those at the top. Also, many of the sales associates have other more important obligations such as school that management seemed to realize or be understanding about.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company to start at, not much for pay growth or changing hours.

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you work part time while going to school this is a good job. They will generally work around your schedule. I was there for two years while going to college.

    Cons

    When I first started working there you could change positions every day from being a sale associate to being a greeter and working the fitting rooms. After some time they changed it so you have to be stuck at one thing, ie a greeter always a greeter.

    When they put this into effect I was going to school in the day and working the closing shift. After a while I got tired of it and changed my school schedule to later hours in hope of them putting my in the early shift instead of closing. Since you are not set in a position there is not much room to move out of it.

    The raises are not worth it. The max raise you could get is 30 cents a year. They started me off at $8.25 and after two years I was only making $8.75. If I went to another company like Uniqlo I could have STARTED at a higher pay than that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase raises, especially got good workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good for seasonal work ONLY

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Worker in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Worker in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pretty relaxed, fun coworkers and lax enviroment

    Cons

    horrid hours USUALLY, some part time workers could not get enough hours, seem to just have had them there in case they were needed but not as bad as gamestop!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not much, im sure managers have very little say in how things are actually run

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Don't Work Here!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was above minimum wage at the time. (2012)
    Friendly co-workers
    Great Customers
    Got to meet people from all over the work

    Cons

    Horrible Management.
    Managers were often rude and nasty.
    Worked overtime with out overtime pay or breaks
    Given tasks that had nothing to do with job like pick up cigarettes for managers.
    Would cut off all hours and never let you know your job is terminated.
    It's been two years and I haven't had any hours and the never said I was fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are actually the ones who need training. At least notify an employee if they have been fire don't cut off their hours and delete their employee account without notification.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst Company To Work For

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible if you're in school or in entertainment

    Cons

    No hours (the company is broke as hell and irrelevant), no room for advancement the employees and managers act like they're in high school: cliquish, unfriendly, gossip, superficial, and the list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more than minimum wage, make better clothes, discourage high school behavior, and treat customers better, you suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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