Aéropostale
3.1 of 5 461 reviews
www.aeropostale.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Aéropostale Reviews

Updated Jul 08, 2014
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3.1 461 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Aéropostale CEO Thomas P. Johnson

Thomas P. Johnson

(184 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Aero is pretty good to their employees, and great discount"
    in 33 reviews
  • "The discount was pretty good, you could combine store discounts with your employee discount"
    in 31 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper Management did not provide a work life balance"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Not enough staff help because they hire little kids and pay them minimum wage"
    in 21 reviews
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    Sales Assoicate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat and fun people! Not a difficult job.

    ConsYou do not get any hours. If you want $$$ don't work here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees more hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty good for a first job

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR (US)

    ProsNice management, decent training great discount

    ConsLittle to no hours when you first start

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive us some regular hours and we. Will be happier

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    amazing job

    Associate (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO (US)

    Prosyou are always Meeting people
    it's a fun and easy job
    you get a good workout
    you are always doing something

    Consfloor set
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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love working here and has been a fabulous first job and every expectation it has exceeded.

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat co-workers, I have had a huge amount of personal growth. I started out as a temporary sales associate and am now an assistant manager

    ConsLots of tough expectations and sometimes unrealistic expectations. I was very happy with the values of the company until recently. They seemed to have lost sight of what is truly important

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to find your work and life balance. Sometimes when you work at Aeropostale it is your whole life and you begin not to have a life outside of work. Don't let this happen to you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience within a unit intense environment.

    District Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsEnjoyed the people I worked with and were able to place on my team. The autonomy afforded the DM level was great, although not all Regional Directors allowed this to their DMs. Compensation was very competitive for the base salary. Bonus potential was high at all levels and was paired with payroll.
    Work life balance is all about performance and your ability to plan ahead and execute. You are rewarded for performing well. Benefits were very competitive.

    ConsThe environment was very political amongst the DMs and Regional Directors. The favoritism shown was blatant and turned out to be quite embarrassing for upper management, at times. It was interesting to see DMs put on a pedestal, only to learn that they were termed for some HR or LP related issue.
    Although the bonus potential was great, the company has been on a downhill slide for almost 4 years. This resulted in very few sales bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Storeline Aeropostale

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat policies in place, employee discount was nice, corporate had fair contests that motivated sales teams, fast paced environment, never a dull moment.

    ConsInternal promotions beyond assistant manager rarely happens, district and regional managers are more about the personal connection (favoritism) than in store successes, usually this favoritism results in drunken nights out, sleepovers, etc. DMs and RMs are not professional in any sense. Company is changing their hiring qualities from outgoing and great sellers to the cutest and best looking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a great team to work with.

    ConsManagement was a little disorganized and unsure of structure.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    okay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible with the scheduling .

    Consmanagement is not the greatest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent First Job for a Teenager

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA (US)

    Pros-Easy environment to work in, little commitment required
    -Easy to learn how things work

    Cons-Gets very boring very quickly
    -Poor or otherwise very few hours despite promise of a 'flexible' schedule

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It makes you hate people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGet along with co-workers , cool managers , flexibility with hours

    ConsOn calls , low wage , that new system we have is so slow and annoying. Doing 3 times at a time for example I was primary on register I have to sometimes open fitting rooms work on recovery clean cash wrap do go backs

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe can't do it all at once .

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