Aéropostale Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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Pros
  • The only thing good about working here is the employee discount (in 43 reviews)

  • Aero also gives employees a great discount (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management did not provide a work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • I've worked with several girls who have been in Sales for YEARS and still get paid minimum wage (in 33 reviews)

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  1. the best job I've ever had.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Bloomington, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Bloomington, MN (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management is super understanding, caring and definitely make you feel like you're a team, more importantly, a family. But it's not just the management, it's everyone there! All of the associates, and those friendly customers, the days where you get customer compliments! I love worretaiat AERO because I know that when I work hard, someone will actually notice and appreciate all that I've done and that's a great feeling

    Cons

    Well, I just hate when I hear other people bashing Aero. Little do they know that within the past couple of years, Aero has changed immensely and has become a very trendy, money saving place to shop!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  2. This is a great first job, it will teach you a lot in retail.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees and great learning experience.

    Cons

    Stores closing which makes it hard to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on your toes, stay connected with employees, keep tasking, and keep selling.

  3. Chaos. Chaos. Chaos.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Trenton, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Trenton, NJ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent starting pay
    -Got several hours due to busy back to school season
    -Making a customer happy was fun
    -got to help customers pick out outfits
    -Easily made sales goal

    Cons

    -You constantly have to refill clothing on the sales floor to keep busy and most of the time the size you need for a customer is in the stockroom.
    -Would sometimes get very busy and not enough people to ring and take care of the customers
    -You would spend hours fixing a table and organizing shirts and 5 minutes later the whole store is trashed again

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so lazy and spending your whole shift sitting in the stockroom while part timers run the floor.

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  5. Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seymour, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seymour, IL (US)

    I worked at Aéropostale (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, good entry level job for teens

    Cons

    High turn-over, lots of drama within the sales and management staff, hardly any hours to work

    Advice to Management

    Higher efficiently, leave the drama at home, be professional

  6. Great Company to start off with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, great for young at heart or just young in general, and great work environment.

    Cons

    Decent pay and no benefits even if you're working 32 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing at this time.

  7. Corporate- Great People, Tough Business Climate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Aéropostale full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Aero is a unique place to work in fashion. I worked there for a couple years full time. The people are awesome. It's a good mix of corporate structure and also a smaller, more personal feel. I felt like I was kept in the loop from my leadership and team of what was going on in the company and why decisions were made, what opportunities were available to me, etc. Aero has an awesome, unique culture and really makes an effort to keep that going and engage its employees.

    Cons

    Business has been tough for a while and that has an effect on a lot of things. We had to really watch expenses, and the company had to make some organizational changes that made it tough on employee morale. But I will say that I've been through other re-orgs before and Aero handled it much better than other places, and people stayed positive overall and bounced back pretty quickly. I will say that although business is tough, the company has rallied to make changes, and it is a really innovative, exciting place.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees feel valued and feel like there is transparency about why decisions are being made. Keep the Aero culture going.

  8. Employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Hours and good first job experience.

    Cons

    The pay was not great.

  9. Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Laredo, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Laredo, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work was easy, hours were decent, getting the job was the easiest thing I've ever experienced.

    Cons

    Managers had their favorites and they got most of the benefits, location was very very busy with customers from Mexico (very messy store), Aero hires anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with respect, not just your favorites/the ones that have been there the longest.

  10. It was good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility was good they bascially let you pick your own hours

    Cons

    Hours they would let you pick them but you got about 10 hours a week sometimes

  11. Helpful (1)

    Merchandising: A sad heart break story

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get exposure through presenting and taking control of your business with minimal supervision

    Cons

    They promote people who don't always deserve it and don't promote those who do (popularity brown nosing).

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to stop quitting, start treating them with the respect they earned

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