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American Eagle Outfitters Sales Associate/Stock Reviews

Updated December 15, 2016
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  • Not alot of hours if you dont constantly get credit cards (in 181 reviews)

  • work life balance is harsh, low pay (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty Awesome place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Calhoun, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Calhoun, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to get the hours you want

    Cons

    Some co workers aren't the best

    Advice to Management

    listen to people's ideas


  2. "Not enough hours"

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    Current Employee - Stock/Sales Associate in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Stock/Sales Associate in Conway, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount and the clothing options

    Cons

    Not enough hours to make a decent lookig paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring all these people and work the ones you have!


  3. "Better be on the favorites list"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Sevierville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Sevierville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There really only two pros; the first being the discounts and the amounts of each percentage off and the other associates that you work with

    Cons

    If you are over 18 be ready for working past 10pm to be used more than any other job. You're annual raise will be ~.10 cents. Very little respect is given to anyone outside the favorites list. The schedules come out last minute every week and will on occasion be incorrect. You're availability will not be followed and requests off are given to the favorites first.

    Advice to Management

    Don't abuse working past 10pm after 18, more equal pay between the associates since the favorites make $11 while the rest make $8, be more friendly with the schedules, show associates respect


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  5. "Fast paced and fun!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock/Stylist in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock/Stylist in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool managers, cool customers, just a fun place to work

    Cons

    Irregular hours and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is properly trained


  6. "Pretty good not bad."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Eagle Outfitters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and perks good people

    Cons

    Cut your hours constantly send you home early

    Advice to Management

    Its better to have a small tight full time team and pay for benefits than have a staff of 80 high schoolers who work 8 hours a week.


  7. "Awesome co-workers, but high turnover of management was frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    + Discount
    + Great team environment
    + Customer service is more appealing than most other retail markets
    + Chances to learn
    + Part-time medical benefits

    Cons

    + Lack of promotion within
    + Management changes bring constant misguidance/misunderstanding
    + DM created negative energy that leaked from management to employees
    + Sales goals were regularly unfeasible for a local-based market


  8. "quick fun job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good employee discount,good music atmosphere.fun environment to meet new young people

    Cons

    poor management,poor pay,no room for improvement.management needs more hr training and must be forced to respect associate both emotionally and physically at work.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to reward employees on work related issues not on personal preference.they also need to follow through on promotions and pay increases.respect all employees and customers.


  9. "Decent Part-time Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock

    I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, training time is minimal, and skill requirements are low.

    Cons

    As you would expect, the pay is low.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nickle-and-dime mentality for associates, inconsistent hours, unreasonable expectations."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being allowed to listen to whatever music I wanted in the stock room. The assistant managers were fantastic people and saw me as an equal. Willingness to re-work the schedule if needed. Nice discount if you like to buy heavily branded and cheaply made clothes.

    Cons

    Low pay. Unrealistic expectations for shipment unpacking. Being micromanaged and belittled. No hope for anything better. Inconsistent hours. Overnights. Being told that I needed to put my jacket away before I clocked in-- the store manager didn't want to waste a single cent of my wage on me putting my jacket in my locker (but later that day the store manager sent me to the other side of the mall to grab coffee). Store manager looked down on me.

    Advice to Management

    Create FINANCIAL performance incentives for sales associates and stockroom workers. Create actual training programs for stock associates. This is a multi-billion dollar corporation, cut your low-level employees some slack.


  11. "The 2nd WORST place I have ever worked at!!! Horrible management, Zero to 15hrs a week if you are lucky."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are NO Pros about working at this horrible, poorly treated, overworked, underpaid crap job. I would NEVER ever recommend this place to ANYONE!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Management. Low Pay. Unreasonable expectations. Terrible work environment. Crappy hours. Horrible management. Lousy everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way too many Cons to address here

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like Gold.