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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. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work for and with.

    Cons

    Too much is expected with the amount of payroll given.


  2. "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

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    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.


  4. "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!


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Asm"

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    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.


  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. 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


  9. "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!!


  10. "This company attracts high quality people"

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    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.)


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