American Eagle Outfitters

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Lovely coworkers(only associates). Horrible pay. Horrible Hours.

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canoga Park, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canoga Park, CA

I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (more than an year)

Pros

If you want to make pocket money you should work here. If you want to make a living, don't.

Cons

Low pay = minimum wage.
Crappy hours... I got a lot of hours, but they're crappy hours.. Floorset nights? prepare to stay behind until 6am. maybe more.
Managers constantly hire new associates, even when there's already a great team of associates working(the best workers are under-appreciated).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop hiring people. Stop treating associates like babies. Let us learn from our mistakes. Don't place us in every possible position. FIND OUT WHAT WE'RE GOOD AT.. AND DON'T FORCE US TO DO SOMETHING THAT WE CAN'T NATURALLY DO. Company standards "BE REAL" I'm not gonna say How are you to every customer. I'm gonna personalize it. and do it MY WAY. ie: "Hey man how's it going today?" "Dude what's up? Can I help you find something?" "Hey ladies, what's up?" "Hello m'am how are you doing on this lovely day?"

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst summer job ever

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -some of the staff and customers were nice

    Cons

    -pay sucked, pretty much minimum wage
    -management hired way too much sales associates so the number of shifts i got were horrible
    -worked late after hours
    -just overall, one of the worst jobs i've ever had
    -management would snap at me for the smallest insignificant things, like not saying "hi" to one customer who entered the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop over-hiring and try to work more on training the ones that actually want to be there, give everybody a fair chance. try some positive reinforcement/acknowledgement too.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    not enough hours

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ

    I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great people to work with, great merchandise and discount opportunities

    Cons

    management team inconsistent with their approach to managing and developing their team, hours were not consistent to stay with company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen more to thier staff and work together more as a team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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