Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
628 Reviews
3.2
628 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Fun Company, No Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    It was a fun, fast paced environment. As management, you are able to provide a lot if input and feedback to better your particular store. They are a positive company to start for and a great first job for anyone. They have a few community based projects.

    Cons

    There was no room for growth. It seemed as if leadership roles were assigned based on who was the loudest or more outgoing rather than who was better fit for the job. I worked as an assistant for years and watched people who couldn't do simple operational or merchandising tasks be promoted into store managers. I received one annual review in the 5 years I worked there and the scheduling is always hectic. If you don't luck out with a compassionate store manager, you can find yourself working the unwanted shifts all the time. Pay raises were low and far in between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs more training. They provide workshops for Assistant Managers, but I believe Store Managers need training as well. They need work on employee's diversity training as well. It seems like there are a lot of politics and unneeded problems coming up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    great benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    Little to no work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great fun company

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun environment, decent pay for sales

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Store Manager

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

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    This is a great company. They really appreciate their employees. Work hard and play hard, if you are a top employee you can even earn a free trip to NYC for training and development. This is also a great way to meet the corporate staff members. I worked there for a little over a year and met more people from HQ than at any of my other companies. If you want to move up in the company their 'internal' hiring is high.

    Cons

    Lots of work hours. Must work weekends and some week nights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent company but needs some work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Great discount and most of the time the managers were nice. Pretty flexible about scheduling and time off.

    Cons

    Shifts were always shortened. Most of the time they would cut your shift. "On calls" were just plain ridiculous because it literally put your life on hold. Suppose to get a "raise" every year. I got one and I would even have called it a raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Ok...

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Managers
    Co-workers- enjoyed the people that I worked with
    Discounts- clothes for cheap

    Cons

    Customers
    Wage - top sales associate for about a year and still only make 8.25, asked numerous times for a raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when an associate asks for a well-deserved raise, at least try to talk to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's a start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Aéropostale full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a short amount of time due to their fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Long hours and very little work/life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Merchandise Flow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merch Flow Associate in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Merch Flow Associate in Henderson, NV

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

    Pros

    -Easy to make friends with co-workers
    -Easy work

    Cons

    -Low pay (minimum wage)
    -Lots of gossip (you work with mainly teenagers, even adults there act like kids)
    -They expect so much when you're paid so little
    -They don't care about you unless you're a manager, or unless your DM favors you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees. If you have no leadership skills, please don't take the position. You need to be a leader, SET EXAMPLES. Grow up, act like an adult. You're in a position that requires management skills, taking action, and executing effectively. Team work is the most important thing here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, poor management

    • 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

    Love the team, feels like a family

    Cons

    Management, company politics and gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are everything! Treat them well!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not Great unless its your first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume if you were promoted to some type of leadership position

    Cons

    Low pay, not many hours, have to work late nights sometimes pass midnight on closing shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees better for the amount if work and responsibility you give them

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