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Aéropostale Philadelphia Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  • work life balance is tough, hours can sometimes be hard to handle (in 48 reviews)

  • Making minimum wage with no increase in salary after being there for over a year kind of sucks (in 75 reviews)

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  1. "Horrible Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aéropostale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours were great because it gave me the freedom to work in the morning and still have the nights to myself.

    Cons

    False Advertising, I was brought on and was told after three months that I would replace the manager going out on maternity leave and that never happened.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent workers who are not just high school kids who do not know any better and just slack off all day long.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people and atmosphere
    Amazing discount
    Very flexible schedule
    Store doesn't get terribly busy
    Lots of special events and contests so associates can have the opportunity to win prizes

    Cons

    Not many people work there so hard to switch shifts
    Lots of management changes in a short period of time
    Terrible pay for all the work done
    Little to no training given to associates
    Pressure to sell and make store goal is placed on associates
    Short shifts so less pay
    Lots of late nights because of store closing with few associates scheduled to work

    Advice to Management

    Value your associates even though everyone is replaceable because you will find yourself in a position where all your best employees have left and when you can't figure out why it's because of the way you treat them

  3. "Good company"

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    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


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    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


  5. "My DM hated me."

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    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Langhorne, PA
    Former Employee - Cash Wrap Specialist in Langhorne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was great as an introduction to retail, a hands on environment that had a specific duty and included all members of the team in the responsibility.

    Cons

    in my second year of working there i noticed the company trying to gear itself more towards the likes of hollister and abercrombie. they started hiring solely based on looks and gave hours that way as well.

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to fix something thats not broken people like the store bc it wasn't like other places,


  6. "Strong operations, poor product"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is truly great to work for. They're fun and organized. Product doesn't meet customer needs and that's where they fail. Need new upper management

    Cons

    The higher ups in the company are out dated and need to get with the times. Low sense of fashion

    Advice to Management

    Take more advice from your employees!!


  7. "ehh"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very nice place to work
    discount on clothing is cool
    a good learning tool for your next job

    Cons

    can feel like High school all over again

    Advice to Management

    be more grounded and honest with associates

  8. "Good high school student job"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Phila, PA

    I worked at Aéropostale (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young worker at the time. Good mall job. Flexible shifts.

    Cons

    Not many hours for sales associates.

    Advice to Management

    Cool team at Franklin Mills!


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

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    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.


  10. "Great experience and always learning and contributing"

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    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


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