Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
563 Reviews
3.1
563 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.  

    My Career with Aeropostale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tinton Falls, NJ

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

    Pros

    Excellent team environment, great benefit package, fun culture.

    Cons

    A lot of gossip, hard to grow with the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great at the start awful at the end.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Aéropostale full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Aeropostale has great benefits which is always good for full timers. I felt like their training and development of all employees full time and part time was amazing. I learned everything I know about running a business thanks to Aero. The company used to really value their people, that all started to change towards the end.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, low pay for a lot of responsibility and requirements, people are not their 1st priority, heavy unorganized workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Holidays Get Crazy

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time

    Pros

    Co-workers, discounts and the retail experience overall

    Cons

    On-Calls, 3 hour shifts or closing till 3 AM that seem to never end. Also ridiculous expectations from the district leaders for the details and visuals of the store.

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  5.  

    Great employers and customers, the interview process was cool and easy. All I did was talk about past achievements.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, CA

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

    Pros

    great work life balance people are easy to get along with and they are flexible.

    Cons

    They expect you to come in early to help on special days but it isn't that bad

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant Merchandising Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mishawaka, IN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and the company really takes time to educate you on their product and policies.

    Cons

    Crazy Holiday season hours and sometimes the company takes over your personal life.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed working here

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    My coworkers were very nice and respectful. I got good hours throughout the week. It was not hard work.

    Cons

    It was often hard to schedule off work. I had to schedule off at least a week ahead of time if not two. One of my managers was not good at all, but thankfully, they got rid of her quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any recommendations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One hell of a roller coaster!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time

    Pros

    You get to meet and work with a lot of great people. DM's do what they can to help you out. The company cares about giving back to the community and trying to help people in need. This company definitely has their morals in the right place.

    Cons

    You never get enough payroll to complete anything. They want you to sell and make that your priority and not work on any tasks while open. They expect us to get shipment opened and processed, keep the floor packed out, remerch for sale through, complete marketing changes and floorsets, markdowns and promos, and recruit without interfering with business. I work for the kid's store and payroll for us is about 170 hours a week with about 10-12 staff members (who are minors). When floorsets and marketing changes happen in one week, you usually get about 25 hours extra. So, tell me how I am suppose to complete this with employees who cannot stay past a certain time during the school week , limited availability among the staff, and only enough hours to run the sales floor. it is near impossible and stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want us to be able to do everything that you expect us to then you need to quit being stinging on hours. If you don't want to do that, then hire people specifically for the jobs you want done so the members in each store can actually focus 100% on selling.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun place to work. Co workers were engaged in work because they got the discount on the apparel they wore.

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    Former Employee - Apparel Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Apparel Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Discount was great and atmosphere was lo stress

    Cons

    Lots of folds with the apparel. Holiday time was a lot of folding, non stop.
    Mgt sometimes not realistic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    over haul management

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Assistant manager team are an amazing, hardworking, smart bunch

    Cons

    DM and SM consider opinions of lowlier positions unimportant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assistant managers are super important because they are able to give you information regarding the store and information to benefit business because they handle the day to day operations. Therefore, value their opinions!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The leadership and culture that they represent is amazing at Aero. It is really like one big family here, where everyone looks out for you, as you do for them.

    Cons

    Really don't have cons to list here for working at Aeropostale. The culture is great, the people are great. Aero runs a pretty lean shop, but provides you the means to get everything done.

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