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American Eagle Outfitters Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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3.7
65%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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American Eagle Outfitters CEO Jay Schottenstein
Jay Schottenstein
1,330 Ratings
Pros
  • "There was a great discount at this job(in 657 reviews)

  • "Great company with excellent employee discount(in 546 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "They push you really hard to get customers to sign up for credit cards(in 287 reviews)

  • "They pay almost minimum wage but the discount and workflow makes up for it tbh(in 199 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Discounts

      Dec 21, 2020 - Sales Associate/Cashier in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great employee discounts, good coworkers

      Cons

      sometimes there's not enough hours or shifts

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very Racist!!!!!

      Aug 18, 2020 - Sales Associate in Schaumburg, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing employee discount, but other then that it sucks.

      Cons

      FLAT OUT RACIST COMPANY TO WORK FOR. American eagle, is one of those companies that seem great on the outside, but once you join the "team" you realize its dark side. I can give numerous examples of when I was at work and when a group of minorities (3+) people would walk in, management would automatically tell us on the walkie talkie system to watch out for them and to follow them. but when a group of white people would walk in nothing would be said. This company judges all their clients based on race and you will quickly find that as a minority shopping in this American eagle location you will be greeted with rude glares, being followed and asked multiple times if you need help by employees and when you make a purchase the redness and looks continues from the cashiers. Also, the so Called "team" feels like a high school movie with all their cliques and "popular" employees, You will quickly see how management shows favoritism towards certain employees and not others, regardless of length of employment. Racism is extremely noted by management. Also, management here does not respect your hiring contract and will schedule you on days that you told them that you could never work on when you got hired due to school and when its brought to their attention they just tell you " Figure it out and find a way to come to work".

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Ok place great disccounts

      Jan 8, 2021 - Stock Lead in Cape Girardeau, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall this places was a great job for being in retail. The employee discounts was what really had me stay for 10 years.

      Cons

      with a lot of people buying things online it really has effected stores. my store would always cut hours but still be required to do the same amount of tasks. when we had to put new product out you basically stay all night and NEVER have enough help

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fun but stressful

      Jul 6, 2020 - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Amazing employee discount - 40% off regular, 25% off of clearance - you can also apply the discount to aerie which is amazing - Some fun people at work

      Cons

      - While working there, I was yelled at continuously for talking to fellow employees, even if it was just asking a question. It led to many employees being paranoid about talking to anyone for more than 5 seconds - Time off requests were rejected quite often and were expected 3 weeks early. - The management of the scheduling system is terrible. It updated every “Thursday” but often it would be on Friday or Saturday when we were expected to be at shifts which led to a lot of people missing their shifts and management being angry. - Also with the scheduling system, employees under 18 weren’t allowed to be scheduled for more than 4 hours and there was a constantly changing expectation of how long those employees should work. - At one point the management went on a hiring spree and hired 10+ new people. This led to an overdraw in salary spending, reducing hours significantly for part time employees - Black Friday shift was 10 hours with only one 30 minute break. - I was not given the contact info of ANY of the managers. - Around February 2020, the management received completely new rules from higher ups and the entire atmosphere of the store changed and felt more hostile. - A very VERY high employee turnover rate. In my 9 months working there, I know of at least 10 employees that quit due to the conditions.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great start for retail work experiences

      Nov 23, 2020 - Seasonal Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee discounts are amazing! American eagle by far has the best employee discounts than any other retail companies. Each month you're allowed to have 12 items with a 60% off discount and an unlimited amount of purchase with a 40% off discount.

      Cons

      I believe the downsides of working at American eagle is similar to other retailers, where you'll need to stand for many hours, terrible work schedules as a newbie, and short breaks.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company to work for part-timr

      Jan 19, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Savannah, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent employee discount, decent hours, lots of internal incentives/potential for upward growth, fun work environment

      Cons

      Retail is retail and customers can be intense, the computer system broke down often

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      The AEO Life

      Jan 12, 2021 - Merchandise Manager in Aurora, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with excellent employee discount

      Cons

      Advancement is difficult even when promised

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Average Sales Associate Job

      Dec 7, 2020 - Sales Associate in Puducherry
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun coworkers, breaks during shifts, employee discount

      Cons

      sales expectations, customers can be nasty (as in any retail experience)

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    9. 1.0