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Aéropostale Pittsburgh Reviews

Updated December 24, 2016
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  • work life balance is tough, hours can sometimes be hard to handle (in 46 reviews)

  • Didn't get enough hours and was payed the minimum wage 7 (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "District Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture and values

    Cons

    Challenging business is hindering growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting the fight and put a greater focus on emerging brands within.


  2. "Great Starter Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    basic retail skills, fun environment, upbeat

    Cons

    difficult customers, young management, long hours


  3. "This is the 4th store I've worked for in retail and it is the only company seem to care about the employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead/Keyholder in Penn, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Lead/Keyholder in Penn, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely flexible with my schedule.
    Great atmosphere.
    Upper management is super understanding.
    For part time work, the pay isn't terrible.

    Cons

    Retail hours, working late on weekends is always the case because of the store being in a mall we're usually open until 9-10 pm.


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  5. "Quality starter job but not long term"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Room for advancement
    Quality training
    Employee discount
    Opportunities to transfer to other store, departments

    Cons

    It's time to remove some of the upper management. They brag about "getting drunk" and how much money is spent at PIP while the company is struggling. Some of the upper management has been in the company 20 plus years and clearly their leadership is no longer effective.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency amongst DMs is a must. Unlimited sick days are a joke for those who actually come to work. Should be set up as PTO and once you are out, you are done calling off. Too many managers and DMs take advantage. Get rid of your dead weight managers who have been in position for years. Too many managers who aren't held accountable. Surprise visits are a must from DMs. The wool is pulled over your eyes and it's a dog and pony show when stores know you are coming.


  6. "Fun atmosphere, bad management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indiana, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Indiana, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company as a whole was a good company to work for. It was fun and laid back until new management took over.

    Cons

    Management was terrible and lacked experience and motivation. She was rude to all employees and would talk about some employees behind other's backs. Turned into a high-school-like atmosphere very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and there will be a lower turn over rate.


  7. "Being a key holder and responsible for making volume goals each day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The workers are great and atmosphere can be really fun

    Cons

    Floorsets are no fun and it's a lot of responsibility. Z


  8. "First Job, First Love!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Associate Discounts!
    Wonderful Managers!
    Flexible with my school schedule
    Very easy to manage store
    Scheduling was done Online.

    Cons

    I honestly do not think I had a single complaint about this company. Very easy to work for and everything was done when i needed it to.

    Advice to Management

    DONT CHANGE A THING!


  9. "It is a good job but one I HOPE TO MOVE ON FROM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is good at 30% but the company its self seams to be going in a million different directions.

    Cons

    only pays minimum wage, and they take forever to send out the schedule

    Advice to Management

    Give some pay raises and send out schedules for the up coming weekend sooner than Friday night


  10. "Not a bad place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Management in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time

    Pros

    Love the people, more relaxed atmosphere, have a work life balance, great discount

    Cons

    Target customer is not who wants to shop at Aero, NEVER enough payroll (20 hours for a full floorset doesn't cut it) and always told to cut, constant and confusing promo changes drive us mad, Aero was more successful before they tried to be more like AE and hollister.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect stores to look perfect with such skimpy payroll, Dayforce is more trouble than it's worth, and high volume stores can't possibly give great customer service with all the tasking that needs done. Give the stores proper payroll!


  11. "Busy, Upbeat"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good. Discount is great

    Cons

    Many nights you are there late. Some weeks there are changes every night. Stay late to straighten the store when it is busy.



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