Aéropostale
3.1 of 5 411 reviews
www.aeropostale.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Aéropostale Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.1 411 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Aéropostale CEO Thomas P. Johnson

Thomas P. Johnson

(160 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Aero is pretty good to their employees, and great discount"
    in 32 reviews
  • "The discount was pretty good, you could combine store discounts with your employee discount"
    in 25 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 19 reviews
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I was able to gain customer service experience.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

I worked at Aéropostale part-time

ProsYou can work your way up in this company! They reward hard work and teach you a multitude of skills: retail knowledge, statistics, goal setting, and customer service skills.

ConsIt's really easy to feel burnt out from long days of being on your feet, talking to customers, and then closing. Closing is not fun because you have to fold a ton of clothes and prepare the store for the next day.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing! I learned a lot from this job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale full-time

ProsGrowth opportunities, unique culture, strong values

ConsBenefits for full-time are good but lacking for part-time

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

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Great Experience Fun People

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsOur manager got to know us. He understood what our goals of our job were. He gave us hours based off how hard we worked. Funny and easy to get along with coworkers.

ConsOnly complaint is that they don't increase salaries often nor do they promote often.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Intro to Retail

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale

ProsThe people are great and they offer great benefits. When you start you get both vacation time and 10 personal days a year. During holiday and peak times you can expect to work over 40 hours, but other than that you work an average of 40 hours a week.

They also offer rewards/programs to managers who work hard throughout the year. For assistants you have an opportunity to attend a special function with the CEO and upper management if you are selected as an outstanding manager. Upper management is very inspiring and committed to developing their teams.

ConsOften times the expectation of store visual standards is unattainable without overspending on payroll. With units moving as fast as they do and with limited payroll, it's hard to maintain the standard they expect.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aéropostale part-time

ProsIt was an easy job, with pretty good incentives for a part time employee.

ConsThe only full time employees were managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent company to work for- cares about employees and has reasonable expectations.

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

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

ProsDecent hours and decent pay for a relatively easy job, store discount, scheduling happens online

ConsKind of boring and repetitive

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

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Just a filler job, was not impressed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale part-time

ProsThey consider your busy schedule

ConsThey had poor management unfortunately

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The weak not apply.

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

ProsCompetitive pay, health benefits, store discounts nationwide , 2 weeks vacation, bonus incentives monthly and annually.
No high pressure sales, the merchandises sells itself.
Friendly atmosphere when working with the right crew.

ConsThis is the epitome of a full time job. If you're not willing to be available 24 hours a day do not apply for a manager position.
45-55 hours per week is regular if you worked less than 45 you would be looked at as lazy.
Early morning or late late nights some sunday shifts are from 7pm-5am depending on season.
Everyone is trying to move up corporate ladder so be prepared for anything.
High pressure to make monthly sales goals, with little to no assistance with local advertising.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is not i could add that they haven't heard before.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sales/Cashier (Former Employee)
White Plains, NY (US)

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

ProsAero is pretty good to their employees, and great discount

ConsTaking days off is not easy, no benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter time-off policy for employees

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Aéropostale full-time

ProsFast paced, high energy, non stop.

ConsUpper Management did not provide a work life balance. Favoritism is a plus to stay under the radar even if your numbers reflex positively.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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