Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
539 Reviews
3.0
539 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 39 reviews)


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

  • I've worked with several girls who have been in Sales for YEARS and still get paid minimum wage (in 30 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    District Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Large company with good benefits

    Cons

    Job eliminations happened without warning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut corporate spending before you cut store employees

  2.  

    Great team to work for. There was very little guidance in terms of trajectory within company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Culture, Staff, training, discount, Regional Management

    Cons

    Long Hours, Compensation, time-off policies, procedures, back stock methods

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, time off flexible when given in advance

    Cons

    None at the moment, need more employees

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    Horrible experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Always busy so you don't get bored

    Cons

    Didn't respect my availability
    Mandatory meetings every Sunday morning
    Didn't let me change work stations basically the whole time I worked there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    They pay well and the benefits are average.

    Cons

    Although the pay was good, the company's poor financial performance really takes it's toll on the management. I was in the Wild Region which is the southeast. Her leadership was terrible. Managers are expected to live in their store. 80 hour work weeks are expected because they can't afford to staff the store with non salaried employees. They also really push being skinny and pretty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working at Aeropostale was boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Murray, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Murray, UT

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

    Pros

    they were willing to hire me without any prior work experience

    Cons

    They only gave me one or two 5 hour shift a week, and I was making minimum wage. They didn't really train or coach me to advance, they mainly just needed me there for extra coverage or to help clean. Management got most of the hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is difficult to advance in your position when you only work once a week. You need to offer employees more hours before you see their performance improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mostly, you work by yourself. A very up-beat environment.

    Cons

    There is very little room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    sales associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time

    Pros

    great discounts, good first job

    Cons

    7.25 pay really wasn't a whole lot

  10.  

    Not so great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Lots of events and fun things and a sense of community

    Cons

    they overlook you sometimes and neglect a pay raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher pay

  11.  

    sweatshop

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pros: Was my first job, I got to be a sales associate and it was okay for my age to start getting experience

    Cons

    Only allowed 10 minutes break.
    They didn't even have time to go to the restroom or lunch sometimes because they wanted me on the floor CONSTANTLY talking to customers even though they had already been attended.
    Staff could not see you not talking to customers even for a few seconds because they would assume you weren't doing anything.
    Management would treat the associates w/o respect and would expect nothing but perfection, which is understandable, but if a pile wasn't folded correctly a manager would or another employee would be very rude about it and would throw the pile right on to the floor for us to start again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff needs to be more understanding and friendly.
    Everyone needs to be more clear at what times they can have breaks or lunch. I felt very unappreciated my whole time there so I didn't stay very long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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