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"Awesome for sales associates, not so much for managers."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Mentoring high school kids on responsibility and teamwork, Most managers are willing to work at other stores when needed, Decent pay compared to most clothing retailers; Charity-oriented company;

Cons

Takes way too long to be promoted within this company, because they would rather recruit from competitors and pay them less; Store managers do not make overtime, so they are expected to work 60-70 hours a week to get things done without going over on payroll; Given too many projects from corporate with no extra hours to get it done

Advice to Management

Hire more from within instead of making managers wait 10-15 years to manage their own store; Give extra hours for the constant marketing and promo changes; More hours for floorsets

Other Employee Reviews for Aéropostale

  1. "Mandatory minimum of over 250 overtime hours at large volume locations"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Manager

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

    Pros

    Great team-working, problem-solving, and relationship-building, but start at a lower volume location until you have the operational tools mastered.

    Cons

    Highly-restrictive payroll. Store managers make no income after 40 hours per week, regularly must work well past that. All other managers make supplemental pay after the 40 hour work week. Corporate HQ has a knee-jerk response to business trends.

    Advice to Management

    Train and coach, then develop your role models to be highly effective in all aspects of business acumen, therefore allowing you to delegate more responsibly.


  2. "Worse than I expected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merch Flow in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Merch Flow in Garden City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay starts off very satisfying

    Cons

    Doing way to much for the amount of money you make.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the stock members some slack and come down hard on the sales associates

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