Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
576 Reviews
3.2
576 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.  

    Great work environment.

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Awesome discounts. Cool managers. Nice clothes.

    Cons

    No cons at all, besides the fact that you work little hours at first. But after a few weeks everything is better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great first time job

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in West Palm Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Managers do pay attention to who works hard
    Lots of opportunities to work your way up in the company
    You are not taught just one thing (i.e. register, customer service, folding, loss prevention, etc.) you get a full comprehensive understanding of everything
    It's never boring because there is always something to be done

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of time and work you have to put in
    Too many corporate mandated floor changes - constantly changing the layout of the floor along with having new marketing and never allotting enough time to get it all done.
    Prices changed almost every other day making it confusing for customers and employees
    Managers in my district were constantly being shuffled around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an easier system for getting floor sets done on time without over working your employees

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great store 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 part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Store Management
    Friendly and helpful Managers and crew members
    Easy to request days off
    Flexible schedule
    Discount!!!!! 40% for Ambassadors
    30% every one else
    50% off once a month to be used on ; two tops, two bottoms and two accssories
    accelerated discounts!

    Cons

    Low pay- minimum wage
    Aero did not give store managers time-and a half for holidays. This mattered because the store managers become very close asociates
    Random store closing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give all employees time and a half. You have the day off, show some appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Being a key holder and responsible for making volume goals each day

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The workers are great and atmosphere can be really fun

    Cons

    Floorsets are no fun and it's a lot of responsibility. Z

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Fun environment but bad businesses practices

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    The company has a great, friendly environment. The clothes are so different now than they were before, very fashion forward. Also non-expensive, combined with employee discounts makes your wardrobe very cheap. It is also very good quality stuff that they sell.

    Cons

    Corporate has royally screwed the company over. So much money has been wasted on pointless marketing gimmicks and in-store banners and whatnot. Directions from corporate are always getting messed up. Promotions can be a nightmare, most of the hourly staff doesn't know how to do them. The company has tried to become more fashion forward, but they took way too long to do so and have fallen behind their competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the dumb marketing gimmicks. Put your money into the product. If the product is good, people will want it and buy it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Carmel, IN

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

    Pros

    I work for Aeropostale in Carmel, Indiana at Clay Terrace. I must say, I have never worked for a company with as much flexibility as Aeropostale. At our store, we always get the chance to interact with our customers, rather than ignore them. The other people I work with are thought of as a family rather than co-workers. At the end of the day, I always feel as if I have the work I have completed served a purpose, rather than just another task that had to be completed. The company also treats its employees very well, with many benefits. I enjoy working for Aeropostale.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons about working for Aeropostale. Apply. You will not regret.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    You get a huge discount on the all of the clothes. The training is really efficient and helps you do your job to the best of the ability. I love working for Aeropostale. The managers are really nice and encouraging. Even the District Manager.

    Cons

    I would love to have more hours but the job only maxes at around 30.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fair employer

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, hours, compensation, management structure

    Cons

    Open door policy for complaints, room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company values were great and energy was high with a new store opening. Try to raise the bar when it comes to how you compensate and pay lower level employees. I had brought over a slew of employees from American Eagle and most ended up leaving because of false promises from store manager and decrease in pay that they took from leaving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Pretty Good Experience

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

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Fun people, flexible schedules, good team

    Cons

    Little pay, no benefits, lots of tourists

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Longer breaks!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    AERO REVIEW

    • 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

    Culture, team, opinions are encouraged

    Cons

    Management at times, more classes and time to take them, sometimes asked for unnecessary reports/information which wastes time from actual projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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