Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated 24 January 2015
Updated 24 January 2015
611 Reviews
3.2
611 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great company, but not for the faint of heart.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    The company really fallows and live by their values. Peoples have a voice that can be heard throughout the company. If you are having a problem with an objective, you can share your concerns without getting shot down. Usually you will get help or even can help change the proses to make it better. There are a lot of tools to help you meet your goals. Compensation is competitive and bonuses are available down to Sales Leads. Bonus plans are usually attainable.

    Cons

    Plans and objectives can change quickly. Promos, marketing visuals can change weekly, and sometimes multiple times in the same week. There is always a lot of work to do and payroll can be tight. Managers can't just organize and lead, they have to do as much physical labor as the associates to be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great atmosphere!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    High energy and lots of fun. Competitive wages and a great discount

    Cons

    Some stores are closing due to low traffic

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    I love the people I work with! Everyone is so nice and helpful. It is a great place to grow and learn the ropes of merchandising.

    Cons

    The company could use a training program to help employees ease into their roles. Also, the company's financial standing isn't strong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and develop entry level employees and assistants when they first get there to gain leadership and analytic skill. Also, a rotation program should be in place where each employee spends time in each department so that everyone has an understanding of how the company functions and why it is important to know about each role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    great place to work

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Have a true ownership of their business

    Cons

    There are cons but nothing most people don't experience elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Enjoyed it got to learn how a retail store was ran.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Michigan City, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Michigan City, IN (US)

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Improved on things such as my customer service in the store, along with my teamwork with others. Along with that I think this is a great part time job for college and high school students.

    Cons

    Need to change or get rid of the call in system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of call system I think you should only have to call in if your really needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Short-lived yet pleasant experience overall.

    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is easy to get along with and the job itself is relatively easy. A wonderful place to work for your first part-time job! My store is closing down; however, this company does exude great values.

    Cons

    Scheduling seems chaotic and there is a lack of professionalism. Hours are normally added on last minute and there seems to be favoritism at play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During the time I've worked at Aero I was scheduled during school hours. I was confused and I could not find someone to trade shifts with, yet my manager did nothing. My education comes first. I believes the managers need to take control while still being relatively fair in the work place.

  8.  

    Phenomenal Experience!!!

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

    I worked at Aéropostale as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was super friendly and it was a positive work environment.

    Cons

    The company itself is not doing so well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive energy!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good 1st job

    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

    I worked at Aéropostale (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had awesome managers and coworkers. Work was fun but normally busy either with customers or things to do with store. Personally I loved doing floor sets. Discounts on clothes were nice and helpful considering they wanted you to stay current with the clothes you wore to work. Overall, it was a good 1st job that I ended up working at for almost a year.

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Would of loved to get more hours. Towards the end of my employment there we got a new manager, and even though I tried to work while in school they weren't working with my schedule so in the end I decided to leave. Quality of clothes isn't what it used to be. Staying current with how the prices change a lot was a pain in the butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase hours allowed by each store for associates to work. Increase amount you pay workers.

  10.  

    Role model

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very generous Shopping discount! Get paid to talk to customers and make new friends!

    Cons

    Few things to know... The current fashion and trends, dress the part, be confident to have conversations with total strangers, and know how to fold! Although I don't think these are any cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time with one on one training and coaching.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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