Aéropostale
3.1 of 5 409 reviews
www.aeropostale.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Aéropostale Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.1 409 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Aéropostale CEO Thomas P. Johnson

Thomas P. Johnson

(158 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

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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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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Great Environment, annoying service policy

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

ProsThe management was always nice, they really try to make Aero seem like a family. They only hire people that are outwardly friendly, so it is almost guaranteed that you will work with pleasant coworkers

ConsCustomer Service was always highly implemented. Usually a positive thing, although their customer servicing policy was so intense it was almost annoying. At times I felt like I was harassing customers just so my boss wouldn't yell at me.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job.

Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

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

ProsExcellent training, Flexible schedule, flexible time off, does not interfere with school, fun environment, builds a good foundation for future jobs, one of the nicer clothing retail companies.

ConsNo benefits for part time, horrible pay, they expect a lot for a minimum wage job, sometimes district and regional managers can be very picky, late closings, dust, rude customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more hours to stores increase wages and benefits. Increase price of clothes.

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

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Management

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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OK

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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Aeropostale is a good company with great benefits

Store Manager (Former Employee)
Huntsville, AL (US)

I worked at Aéropostale full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe benefits the company has to offer are some of the best I have ever seen.

ConsSometimes the expectations are unrealistic.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Aéropostale

Prosgood happy fun cool nice

Consbad poor unhappy angry not nice

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Favoritism at its best

Merch Flow Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsThe employees themseleves we're friendly always helped me when i needed, the managers on the other hand played favorites and picked on me numerous accounts of times, personal problems brought into the work field by them highly disappointed

Consfavoritism, lack of communication, no leadership skills, terrible organization

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good for experience, not a career.

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Lake Wales, FL (US)

I worked at Aéropostale full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood building block to start your career. Good experience while going through college.

ConsLong hours, very low salary, unrealistic expectations, little room for growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in developing the store management, this will reduce turnover and allow them to develop their staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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