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Aéropostale Philadelphia Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  • work life balance is tough, hours can sometimes be hard to handle (in 47 reviews)

  • Minimum wage and closing procedures (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "The best 5 years of my life so far."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merch Flow in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Merch Flow in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You move up in the company very fast. They offer opportunity to go to school and graduate. The company is involved with lots of community service and charity events. You get an amazing discount to all the latest fashion.

    Cons

    You could be working for years because they offer good money.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to deal with the unexpected things always pop up and never go as planned. The biggest piece of advice i can give you is when things go wrong dont make an excuse plan to fix it and get it done correctly.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Christiana, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Christiana, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aéropostale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    staff was very nice. a good first job. positive experience

    Cons

    customers were tough. sometimes very understaffed and it would get difficult to manage everything.

    Advice to Management

    hire more people.

  3. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Aéropostale full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, Great coworkers, Understanding and great opportunities

    Cons

    work life balance is tough, hours can sometimes be hard to handle

    Advice to Management

    More set scheduling, work better with the associates to do a best for the employees


  4. "Aeropostale Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  5. "Aeropostale was a great first-job, but not a career building place."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are encouraged to wear jeans and flip flops to work. You get decent discounts. Some of the clothes are pretty cute. There's always something happening within the company to try and promote sales in a fun way. Depending on the store manager, your pay can be pretty nice.

    Cons

    There is not much room for growth while working there. Unless you are 21, you are not getting promoted. Be prepared to work with high school kids who only want to get drunk and/or high. There is definitely a clique within the establishment.

    Advice to Management

    Do not get drunk with the high school kids. Also, you may want to actually fit in the clothes that you're trying to sell to other people.


  6. "Great experience and always learning and contributing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willow Grove, PA
    Former Contractor - Sales Associate/Cashier in Willow Grove, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aéropostale as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team members
    Great learning experience in retail sales and customer service
    Culture is casual and everyone is happily willing to mentor

    Cons

    Long and sometimes unexpected hours
    Management ignores initial list of days you can't work
    Hours of following week are cut if you cannot work a day that was scheduled for you, even if you were a student


  7. "This company attracts high quality people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this company offers competitive pay and awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Some disconnect between corporate partners and the field (i.e. mis communications, lack of clarity in communication, etc.)

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Asm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Franklinville, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Franklinville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moved up very quickly had a great opportunity to train and develope associates into managers.

    Cons

    There is never a work life balance. Going to school while being a manager was frowned apon.


  9. "Good company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Langhorne, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Langhorne, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, company is doing well

    Cons

    no-life, worked alot of hours and nights and weekends

    Advice to Management

    show more respect to employees


  10. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Media, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Media, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers were friendly and passionate and hardworking

    Cons

    Customers were rude and made lots of messes


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