Aéropostale Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Great place to work for your first job

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great place to work if you are motivated to sell and wear all the latest fashion trends to work
    - Plenty of work to keep you busy so you are never bored

    Cons

    - pays minimum wage
    - Not a lot of hours
    - Minimal training from management
    - Having to do multiple jobs (cashier and fill) at once can be stressful
    - The company is currently not doing too well
    - Always looks to outside the company to fill management positions so there is little opportunity for a promotion
    - The typical customer cannot speak english so communication is limited for selling

    Advice to Management

    - Learn how to motivate your employees and congratulate them when they do a good job
    - Act like you care about them as a person instead of a slave to the job

  2. Helpful (1)

    Seek better retail advancement opportunities elsewhere

    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Exceptional discount, good and helpful corporate management

    Cons

    Poor, unprofessional atmosphere; favors near-harassment of customers to earn sale; lack of competent leadership up top. Be prepared to work long hours.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Average retail experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pembroke Pines, FL (US)

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good discount, although I'm not too sure if Aeropostale clothes are too popular anymore. Discount's allow for a good number of new clothes every month.

    Cons

    At least for me personally, I found unless you can represent the company's target audience, teenage girls and boys primarily, it seems you won't be scheduled too much.

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair in terms of scheduling and perhaps get to know employees more. Seems like employer's are just looking out for themselves.

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  5. First Job, no longer work there

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -discount was good if you enjoyed their clothing
    -most co workers were willing to help you out as a newbie

    Cons

    -management at my shop in new york state were extremely cliquey
    -they treated the new seasonal hires like dirt
    -i was a minor at the time and never got any breaks ever
    -management was catty

    Advice to Management

    overhaul your staff in management of stores because it's awful

  6. Store Manager

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

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount was good. They made the job sound really fun at the interview. There has to be at least 20 words in this section but I don't really have any positives.

    Cons

    DM was a nightmare, staff was caddy and immature. That's what you get when they only want you hiring 16-17 year olds only. I'd get a great candidate but had to turn them away because they were 20. Floor sets every two weeks but since my staff was mainly minors, there were MANY nights I'd be there by myself till 2-4 in the morning finishing since they had a cerfew. Horrible work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Your clothing is not geared toward 17-25 year olds so stop trying. Aero isn't "cool" with anyone past 8th grade. Embrace the tweens and you'll make a killing! Hire more mature associates and you'll see better results.

  7. Overall, it's a good place to work. Alright environment, great people, and develops social skills.

    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you get to work with make your work experience amazing, it's the best part of the job. Everyone is really friendly and great. Flexible hours as you get to choose what days you're available to work.

    Cons

    The usual downside with retail is always the difficult customers, but there's no escaping them. You just have to try your best and work with them to solve your problems.

  8. Fine as long as you aren't easily stressed

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

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount 30% and 50% twice a month
    Easy work.

    Cons

    Store managers would have so much stress or work that they took it out on others.

  9. Working at this company gave me insight about working in retail.

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers really worked around my school schedule. Working nights was fun and the closing was done relatively fast.

    Cons

    On the weekends, the store would be really busy, making it difficult to still fold clothes and help customers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work with students' schedules. It really helps to manage school and work.

  10. Good company with no long term growth

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

    I worked at Aéropostale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Funny company , great discounts and benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance, very little payroll and company not doing well

    Advice to Management

    The company want you to do a lot with very little payroll. Little to No extra payroll is given to cover task.

  11. Hardworker = Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Assistant Manager and Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Assistant Manager and Graphic Designer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Aéropostale as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was a hard worker. I worked for the company for 4 years. I moved my way up. I even interned at the corporate office in my field as a graphic designer. Did have to pay for my own on everything but to have a good opportunity to work in the fashion district was amazing.

    Cons

    I did not like Aeros views as a company. They were trying to be fashion forward but did not realize they were getting customers who just want cheap clothes. I shared my opinion at corporate but got shut down I was wrong. Then a year later...they almost had bankruptcy. They changed their style as "Aero Now" which was a good step for the company but I honestly thought it was too late.

    Advice to Management

    You guys could of done better if you started the "Aero Now" 5 years ago. Stop buying licensed products and start selling your fashion forward items a tad bit more. Get better customers other than the customers who want 3 dollar graphic tees.

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