Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
514 Reviews
3.0
514 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Aero is pretty good to their employees, and great discount (in 36 reviews)

  • The only thing good about working here is the employee discount (in 34 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Overall great

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

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts are wonderful. My team and I really developed strong friendships.

    Cons

    Store Managers are typically in and out. During my two years we had 4 store managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be courteous to workers (sales associates, stockers) They help make your job better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good part time employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow(Stocker)  in  Mentor, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow(Stocker) in Mentor, OH (US)

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benifits flexible schedule. Worked around school schedule, online scheduling a plus. Easy work, must be fast to keep up. I did more stock than selling but over all easy job . I had great co-workers, always positive atmosphere. Recommend to hard worker looking for part time work.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, sometime little instruction from some assistant management. Otherwise easy job . Minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    First Job, First Love!

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing Associate Discounts!
    Wonderful Managers!
    Flexible with my school schedule
    Very easy to manage store
    Scheduling was done Online.

    Cons

    I honestly do not think I had a single complaint about this company. Very easy to work for and everything was done when i needed it to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DONT CHANGE A THING!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great team members but too many to get any hours.

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

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Family environment
    Flexible scheduling
    Good hours

    Cons

    Too many associates on staff
    Less than 10 hours a week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Williamsburg, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Williamsburg, IA (US)

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company cares about your well being. They see their own struggle and are facing it, working hard to stay current hip and fashionable. If you like fashion you will enjoy working here

    Cons

    It gets old working weekends. As a manager you are required to work a lot of nights and weekends which is hard on your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give store managers more weekends off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is worth all the cons if you believe good guys can finish first

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, lots of opportunities for bonuses/incentives, company character is awesome, work atmosphere can be great if you are with the right team, decent chance for moving up and making a difference

    Cons

    Extremely demanding (even for retail), work/life balance is very difficult, it is retail so hours are tough to come by if not mgmt and often you work ridiculous shifts (way too many overnights), leadership sometimes lacks, so many changes/tasks way too few hours to get it done, tough to move up past mid mgmt positions, training kind of stinks, talent is tough to come by and work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is difficult to be successful when everything is always out of your hands..... Also field teams need better training to be successful, too many were moved up too quick and didnt/dont know how to be successful.... Maybe hire better talent...begin cleaning house and rethink overall strategies from top to bottom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead  in  Katy, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Katy, TX (US)

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a college student, I needed flexible hours and I got them. Pay rate is somehow good but you can also bonus every month on sales (management only). Great work environment and of course it gets a little crazy during the holidays and summer break. Awesome employee discounts, 50% once a month and 30% any time at both stores Aero and P.S. Lots of opportunities to get promoted and higher pay.

    Cons

    No benefits for part-time management. Late shifts (overnights) every month during floor sets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best first job

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

    I worked at Aéropostale full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The discount is great! 30% off everything and 50% off once a month! The music and vibe is fun, just like hanging out with friends most of the time! The dress code is easy, just in style jeans and a cute top with a layer underneath!

    Cons

    Holiday and Back to School are the two most stressful times of the year. There are a lot of hours that go into making the store presentable for the next day of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work for.

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    Easy to advance within company. Competitive pay. Family like environment. Paid vacations and personal days. Great benefits. Awesome employee discount.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Work on weekends and holidays. No overtime pay, only half time over 40 hours. No holiday pay for management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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