Compare American Eagle Outfitters vs Forever 21 BETA

See how working at American Eagle Outfitters vs. Forever 21 compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at American Eagle Outfitters vs. Forever 21. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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American Eagle Outfitters

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Forever 21

Employee Ratings

  • American Eagle Outfitters scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 4570 reviews)
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 5680 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Eagle Outfitters Ceo Jay Schottenstein
79%
79%Jay Schottenstein
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their CEO Approval 22% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Forever 21 Ceo Daniel Kulle
56%
56%Daniel Kulle
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 25% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
43%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 20% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
26%

Salaries

Forever 21 has 675 more total submitted salaries than American Eagle Outfitters.
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$17/hr
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What Employees Say

  • "Great discount" was the most mentioned Pro at American Eagle Outfitters.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Forever 21.
  • "Credit cards" was the most mentioned Con at American Eagle Outfitters.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Con at Forever 21.
Pros
Pros
"Great discount"(in 595 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 490 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 311 reviews)
"Great people"(in 160 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 261 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 179 reviews)
Cons
"Employee discount"(in 259 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 231 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters full-time for less than a year

Pros

Every single person no matter what level they are at title wise were SO nice and down to Earth during the entire interviewing process. (I went through 4 interviews.. store manager, associate manager,... general manager and district manager). All so welcoming and for sure made me feel invested in all while appreciating what I can bring to the table.

Cons

Nothing so far! (Late nights for outlet hours in Florida 10a-11p sometimes leaving at between 1a-2a but that’s a given with retail)

"Fun"Jul 16, 2020

Current Employee - Part Time Cashier

I have been working at Forever 21 part-time

Pros

diverse customers, clothings, discounts, diverse co workers

Cons

the managers, too much work,

Job Postings

American Eagle Outfitters has 2,160 more recently posted open jobs than Forever 21.