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Aeropostale Sales Associate

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Newark, DE
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE

I worked at Aéropostale

Pros

- the discount was very nice. we had a 30-50% discount. this discount also included items that were on sale.

Cons

- one downside about working in aeropostale was that the managers were not professional.
 - if we worked a closing shift, we would also have to work late into the night-- sometimes into 3-4am.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- as the store's jeanius, i thought it was a good way to give myself experience with my leadership skills

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    Challenging but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    The way that Aeropostale runs sales promotions, internal marketing adjustments and merchandise flow is challenging but in a good way. It really gives you the opportunity to find out what you're made of as a manager and as a team player. The time constraints and limited opportunities to be prodded into being a more effective manager really force you to examine your abilities and learn from the challenges presented.

    Cons

    The pros and cons are kind of the same. If you are the type of person who is unsure or just starting to get a real feel for the type of manager you are going to be, Aero adapts a sink or swim type of attitude. Training and workshops are provided but are informal and often consist of a bunch of managers gossiping and chatting the whole time. You really need to take initiative and find out how to do things on your own because you are unlikely to receive support from upper management in terms of developing your strengths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and get organized! Even though it is beneficial to make snap decisions on sales based on product sell through, it also negatively impacts the stores as they try to scramble to get more done with less. Think things through before you put them into action. If a coupon is being sent out to increase transactions, not sales, then you should give the stores extra payroll to manage the overflow. Customers end up suffering when employees are stressed to their breaking points.

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    Aero

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Bridgeport, WV
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bridgeport, WV

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Good pay for a retail environment. Promotions from within are encouraged, but it's easier to make more money coming from another company.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and high expectations. Lower priced merchandise so lower class customers and generally just more mess. Cleaning the store can be a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more payroll. It's unrealistic, but, larger stockrooms to hold all of the backstocked merchandise. The p-table change every single week isn't as impactful as you think it is.

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