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Working assistant manager til they are fed up

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Aéropostale

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

$ and the people you work with

Cons

District managers always hold a carrot in front of managers faces to get promoted but always lie and do what's best for themselves

Advice to Management

Actually care about your managers and they will make you(the DM/rm) look good

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  1. Great first job but nothing more

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    Former Employee - Aero Ambassador in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Aero Ambassador in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Aero is wonderful in that you meet many amazing new people and scheduling works around whatever availability you put in, so they're very flexible with your personal needs. Also, giving up and trading shifts are very easy to do, so you never feel completely trapped with shifts. It's a great introduction to the workforce but not so much anything afterwards. Good pocket money but you cannot pay rent, utilities, and other needs if you were living on an Aero paycheck.

    Cons

    Aero constantly promotes you to one position to the next and the next, which gives you more responsibility and yes, a stronger sense of belonging, but with every promotion they give you no raise. There are certain positions (cash wrap specialist, visual, etc.) where they must give you a raise if you are promoted but it's a mere 15 cents on top of an already extremely low starting salary. The work itself is also very demanding in NYC as we are very busy during holidays (which can add up many hours to your original scheduling but not easy work!) and you can expect to not be able to breathe when the store is busy! I have been working here for a year and a half, and I have still not received a review that justifies a raise or not.

    Advice to Management

    RAISES! If you are going to ask us to do more work than is expected of an associate, then raises. If you are going to promote someone to two new positions, then a raise is in order.
    You know how to make your associates "feel" special for a little while but when the numbers don't match your encouragement, you make your associates feel very bitter about working there. Give credit where credit is due.

  2. Good company - hard work even in the retail world

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good quality of life. Lots of advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Depending on time of the year the work can be overwhelming so that you can't even do the selling you are supposed to.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the day to day promo changes. Advance warning on a lot of the work would be helpful in scheduling and planning

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