Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
539 Reviews
3.0
539 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only thing good about working here is the employee discount (in 41 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper Management did not provide a work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • I've worked with several girls who have been in Sales for YEARS and still get paid minimum wage (in 30 reviews)

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    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Mostly, you work by yourself. A very up-beat environment.

    Cons

    There is very little room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not so great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Lots of events and fun things and a sense of community

    Cons

    they overlook you sometimes and neglect a pay raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher pay

  3.  

    sales associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time

    Pros

    great discounts, good first job

    Cons

    7.25 pay really wasn't a whole lot

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  5.  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Capitola, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Capitola, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The close knit team. even though we couldn't work together to often unless it was holidays.

    Cons

    no hours. no benefits, no full time offered. no room to advance in store really or past the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the old manager!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    sweatshop

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

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

    Pros

    Pros: Was my first job, I got to be a sales associate and it was okay for my age to start getting experience

    Cons

    Only allowed 10 minutes break.
    They didn't even have time to go to the restroom or lunch sometimes because they wanted me on the floor CONSTANTLY talking to customers even though they had already been attended.
    Staff could not see you not talking to customers even for a few seconds because they would assume you weren't doing anything.
    Management would treat the associates w/o respect and would expect nothing but perfection, which is understandable, but if a pile wasn't folded correctly a manager would or another employee would be very rude about it and would throw the pile right on to the floor for us to start again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff needs to be more understanding and friendly.
    Everyone needs to be more clear at what times they can have breaks or lunch. I felt very unappreciated my whole time there so I didn't stay very long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Assistant manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I made long time friends working here, good discount. It taught me everything I know about management and retail.

    Cons

    Ask me 2 years ago and I would have given 5 stars. Poor communication, no raises, expect to much, shutting down stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not the same company I worked for 2 years ago! Stop trying to change when the last time the company did well was before you thought you had to be like other retailers. Give your district managers less stores. They can't handle 11. Last time I saw mine was about 2 months ago. Know each store is different and need different product and attention. Allocations is horrible. Stop sending us 5 size runs of things we don't need and 1 of what we do. Your not going to keep great role models if you can't pay them well. Stores are to favored sometimes. I mean I could go on but working here doesn't give me much time to myself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Lead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Rockaway, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead Manager in Rockaway, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Pay. Fun environment. Good management if you are blessed with one-if not than good luck

    Cons

    A lot of folding, Customers can be nasty

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Job job during school / college

    Cons

    Sales requirements means if you sell less you get less hours

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceeds Expectations

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to handle job, fun workspace, great management.

    Cons

    The pay rate was bad.
    The hours were also bad.
    Scheduling was never focused on anything in particular except whether or not you wanted to work those days.
    The new "Aero Now" is cool, but you're pressuring and potentially harrasing customers. No one wants to be pressured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If this is towards upper management:
    - Amend some policies. I worked over 30-hours a week, and I was a Sales Associate. I got paid $7.25 an hour. I originally planned on becoming a Sales Lead when I was was of age. However, it was changed. The Sales Leads don't pay attention to detail like they're supposed to. The Store Manager relied on ME to help train the Sales Leads, and the other associates. I was there longer than: SM, SL's, and all of the associates, and I was still getting paid $7.25 while doing a management job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Associate Buyer/Merchandiser

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company, kind and intelligent people, decent work life balance

    Cons

    They do not have a consistent work schedule, calendar revisions happen too frequently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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