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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
522 Reviews
3.0
522 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only thing good about working here is the employee discount (in 41 reviews)

  • Aero also gives employees a great discount (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management did not provide a work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • We are pressured to find good associates but only pay minimum wage, when the rest of the mall pays more (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    OK if you don't want many hours

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounts, flexible scheduling, easy tasks

    Cons

    Not enough hours(only given 5 hours a week), minimum wage pay, and they had hired too many employees, so the majority of us were working only 5 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have such a large staff, so you can increase pay per employee, and they get more hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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 for 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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  5.  

    Exceeds Expectations

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to handle job, fun workspace, great management.

    Cons

    The pay rate was bad.
    The hours were also bad.
    Scheduling was never focused on anything in particular except whether or not you wanted to work those days.
    The new "Aero Now" is cool, but you're pressuring and potentially harrasing customers. No one wants to be pressured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this is towards upper management:
    - Amend some policies. I worked over 30-hours a week, and I was a Sales Associate. I got paid $7.25 an hour. I originally planned on becoming a Sales Lead when I was was of age. However, it was changed. The Sales Leads don't pay attention to detail like they're supposed to. The Store Manager relied on ME to help train the Sales Leads, and the other associates. I was there longer than: SM, SL's, and all of the associates, and I was still getting paid $7.25 while doing a management job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good part time employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow(Stocker)  in  Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow(Stocker) in Mentor, OH

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benifits flexible schedule. Worked around school schedule, online scheduling a plus. Easy work, must be fast to keep up. I did more stock than selling but over all easy job . I had great co-workers, always positive atmosphere. Recommend to hard worker looking for part time work.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, sometime little instruction from some assistant management. Otherwise easy job . Minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    First Job, First Love!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Associate Discounts!
    Wonderful Managers!
    Flexible with my school schedule
    Very easy to manage store
    Scheduling was done Online.

    Cons

    I honestly do not think I had a single complaint about this company. Very easy to work for and everything was done when i needed it to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DONT CHANGE A THING!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great team members but too many to get any hours.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Fayetteville, AR

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family environment
    Flexible scheduling
    Good hours

    Cons

    Too many associates on staff
    Less than 10 hours a week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts are wonderful. My team and I really developed strong friendships.

    Cons

    Store Managers are typically in and out. During my two years we had 4 store managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be courteous to workers (sales associates, stockers) They help make your job better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a college student, I needed flexible hours and I got them. Pay rate is somehow good but you can also bonus every month on sales (management only). Great work environment and of course it gets a little crazy during the holidays and summer break. Awesome employee discounts, 50% once a month and 30% any time at both stores Aero and P.S. Lots of opportunities to get promoted and higher pay.

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time management. Late shifts (overnights) every month during floor sets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Williamsburg, IA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Williamsburg, IA

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company cares about your well being. They see their own struggle and are facing it, working hard to stay current hip and fashionable. If you like fashion you will enjoy working here

    Cons

    It gets old working weekends. As a manager you are required to work a lot of nights and weekends which is hard on your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give store managers more weekends off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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