Aéropostale

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Aéropostale Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
572 Reviews
3.2
572 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only thing good about working here is the employee discount (in 43 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper Management did not provide a work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • I've worked with several girls who have been in Sales for YEARS and still get paid minimum wage (in 33 reviews)

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  1.  

    Delightful, but exhausting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Halifax, NS

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

    Pros

    Great team, lots of fun music, high energy, quarterly team meetings, great clothing discount

    Cons

    High expectation for store presentation, not enough hours, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rotate staff more often, no one wants to always be at the front greeting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Really depends on who you work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Depending on who you worked with and who the team was composed of, it could be a good job.
    Not much is expected of you - just basic retail practices.
    Discount is very generous, 50% off on a limited amount of merchandise, an "accelerated discount" and 30% off all the time.
    Hours are very flexible, if you are asking for more time to be taken off or a more specific schedule, it is very easy to do so. Asking for more unreasonable hours or taking extended periods of time off isn't too much of a big deal - simply talk to the general manager or the manager who is in charge of the schedule.

    Cons

    Leadership was very irresponsible. Never really did anything for the team, had one manager on her phone scrolling through reddit every shift while eating chips.
    Customers are extremely ridiculous and demanding for a store that has so many options.
    High turn-over rate, employing tons of staff at a time then firing them once the need for lots of staff had declined.
    "On-call" shifts that were never used were very annoying. You would call in, be told that they don't need you, then an hour into the on-call shift, you would be called in. Make up your mind.
    A majority of the people you work with are high school kids, which fits the clientele of the store - teenagers, but at times it can be very cliquey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to actually behave like management - not someone who is simply there because the store requires a manager to be present. Have a positive vibe at work instead of constantly complaining and pointing fingers at staff for things that you are responsible for.
    Stop hiring so many people - give your staff more shifts or longer shifts, not "on-calls" that never actually get confirmed or 4 hour shifts that are used solely for cashwrap or greeting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The perfect place for teens who are not yet serious about their future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merch Flow Associate
    Current Employee - Merch Flow Associate

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

    Pros

    As cheap as the prices are for merchandise to the general public, the employee discounts make it considerably cheaper. Nice enough people (on the surface, that is)

    Cons

    Poor management in various departments including: Human resources, scheduling and logistics, amongst others. Conflicting management, for example: training by different people without consistency; restricting freedom of control for employees, then stating that they do not take any initiative; lying about the minimum number of hours that will be worked; assigning on-calls which is simply useless and annoying (real companies use a concept call "forecasting"); lying about growth within the company; constantly hiring new people when current employees are working at best, 4 hours a week; amongst other things. If you are a male, you will be alienated unless you work in a larger store with other males working overlapping shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother, management will not listen, or do not care enough to listen. If they are, my one advice is to go back to business school, take the undergraduate program (business commerce or business administration) and realize the plethora of mistakes and illegal/unethical activities that you are committing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON

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

    Pros

    the people were really chill, nice people.

    Cons

    always really busy, many clothes to fold. boring job

  6.  

    Not amazing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Passionate employees. Potential to move up.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Poor inventory system and computer systems are slow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great teen job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Langley, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Langley, BC

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

    Pros

    Perfect for a teen looking for one of their first jobs
    Paid me a little more than other mall jobs
    Fun staff
    Relaxed staff
    50 percent discount
    Not commissioned based, no pressure on staff to sell

    Cons

    Only 4 hour shifts, hard to move up in company, difficult on my neck by folding for 4 hours, not enough staff working at once (lots of running around in a large store )
    SECRET SHOPPERS WITH UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No on call shifts !

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Boring, but easy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aéropostale part-time

    Pros

    extremely flexible work schedule, easy

    Cons

    unstimulating, no growth, boring, unorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive Workplace: Supportive Upper Management & Executives, Great Culture & Values

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

    I have been working at Aéropostale full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - good training program
    - positive work environment
    - excellent discount
    - lots of opportunity to move up

    Cons

    - terrible product that nobody wants
    - do no provide enough payroll hours to complete the huge workload
    - too many promo changes
    - customer service model is too aggressive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - no more secret shops
    - give more payroll hours or allow work to be done while store is open
    - hire new designers (try to appeal to older teens and young adults)
    no more logos, no more bright colours, make higher quality items
    - have fewer promo changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aéropostale

    Pros

    fun environment love the energy

    Cons

    not enough hours at minimum wage

  11.  

    Great for people are starting their career in retail

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    employee discounts, diverse workforce, decent hours, great environment, no strict dress code provided that you don't show off or promote other brand names.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets really busy; people wreck your pile of organized clothes several times an hour, most people only buy clothing that are on sale...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install some cameras in some of the stores to prevent shoplifting, my store did not have cameras and it is sometimes hard to keep track of suspicious people when you are working alone (or with one manager).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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