Aéropostale Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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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. This company attracts high quality people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    this company offers competitive pay and awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Some disconnect between corporate partners and the field (i.e. mis communications, lack of clarity in communication, etc.)


  2. Strong operations, poor product

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is truly great to work for. They're fun and organized. Product doesn't meet customer needs and that's where they fail. Need new upper management

    Cons

    The higher ups in the company are out dated and need to get with the times. Low sense of fashion

    Advice to Management

    Take more advice from your employees!!


  3. The best 5 years of my life so far.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merch Flow in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Merch Flow in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You move up in the company very fast. They offer opportunity to go to school and graduate. The company is involved with lots of community service and charity events. You get an amazing discount to all the latest fashion.

    Cons

    You could be working for years because they offer good money.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to deal with the unexpected things always pop up and never go as planned. The biggest piece of advice i can give you is when things go wrong dont make an excuse plan to fix it and get it done correctly.


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  5. My DM hated me.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Langhorne, PA
    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Langhorne, PA

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it was great as an introduction to retail, a hands on environment that had a specific duty and included all members of the team in the responsibility.

    Cons

    in my second year of working there i noticed the company trying to gear itself more towards the likes of hollister and abercrombie. they started hiring solely based on looks and gave hours that way as well.

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to fix something thats not broken people like the store bc it wasn't like other places,


  6. Great experience and always learning and contributing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willow Grove, PA
    Former Contractor - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willow Grove, PA

    I worked at Aéropostale as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team members Great learning experience in retail sales and customer service Culture is casual and everyone is happily willing to mentor

    Cons

    Long and sometimes unexpected hours Management ignores initial list of days you can't work Hours of following week are cut if you cannot work a day that was scheduled for you, even if you were a student


  7. Sales Associate

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

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers were friendly and passionate and hardworking

    Cons

    Customers were rude and made lots of messes


  8. Aeropostale was a great first-job, but not a career building place.

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

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are encouraged to wear jeans and flip flops to work. You get decent discounts. Some of the clothes are pretty cute. There's always something happening within the company to try and promote sales in a fun way. Depending on the store manager, your pay can be pretty nice.

    Cons

    There is not much room for growth while working there. Unless you are 21, you are not getting promoted. Be prepared to work with high school kids who only want to get drunk and/or high. There is definitely a clique within the establishment.

    Advice to Management

    Do not get drunk with the high school kids. Also, you may want to actually fit in the clothes that you're trying to sell to other people.


  9. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Langhorne, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Langhorne, PA

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, company is doing well

    Cons

    no-life, worked alot of hours and nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    show more respect to employees


  10. Aeropostale Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - the discount was very nice. we had a 30-50% discount. this discount also included items that were on sale.

    Cons

    - one downside about working in aeropostale was that the managers were not professional. - if we worked a closing shift, we would also have to work late into the night-- sometimes into 3-4am.

    Advice to Management

    - as the store's jeanius, i thought it was a good way to give myself experience with my leadership skills


  11. Challenging but rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The way that Aeropostale runs sales promotions, internal marketing adjustments and merchandise flow is challenging but in a good way. It really gives you the opportunity to find out what you're made of as a manager and as a team player. The time constraints and limited opportunities to be prodded into being a more effective manager really force you to examine your abilities and learn from the challenges presented.

    Cons

    The pros and cons are kind of the same. If you are the type of person who is unsure or just starting to get a real feel for the type of manager you are going to be, Aero adapts a sink or swim type of attitude. Training and workshops are provided but are informal and often consist of a bunch of managers gossiping and chatting the whole time. You really need to take initiative and find out how to do things on your own because you are unlikely to receive support from upper management in terms of developing your strengths.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and get organized! Even though it is beneficial to make snap decisions on sales based on product sell through, it also negatively impacts the stores as they try to scramble to get more done with less. Think things through before you put them into action. If a coupon is being sent out to increase transactions, not sales, then you should give the stores extra payroll to manage the overflow. Customers end up suffering when employees are stressed to their breaking points.



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