Managers are very lenient. Typical day at work can vary depending on how bust/slow the day is. Workplace is fun if you make it fun vice versa. Hardest part of the time is how busy it gets during the holidays, It can become overwhelming. Night shifts can depends, when closing it can be a headache depends on how messy the store is.
It was a great company to work for in general but the management that I had during the last 6 months of employment was horrible. Would gladly work at any other branch of american eagle but had problems with the managers at my branch.
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 13, 2018
When I first started I loved it until I bumped heads with a former manager and ran into some favoritism and other issues as time went on.. the pay is typical minimum wage you'll make more as a sales person on your check every two weeks but be prepared to be micro managed to sell and talk to customers.
Sales/Stock Associate (Former Employee) – Birch Run, MI – November 11, 2018
I had a bad experience that MOST probably would never have to deal with BUT it was BAD. I was hired at the beginning of the summer in the middle of a remodel, so we were at a temporary location. NO MATTER how fast, sweaty and exhausted us girls (we were in charge of stock) were we were NEVER going fast enough for the GM (there is now a different gm since I left) and always had complaints. When we finally transferred to our newly remodelled location, the back room was so small that we couldnt fit all the back-to-school stuff so they had to rent out a different temporary location for the stock. So this is where it got BAD, this temorary location had NO A/C OR FANS! so they had us running back and forth to this location to process shipment, we sat on dirty floors sweating, and so exhausted. Only after a month or 2 of complaining the company let us get box fans.. but it was still super warm. I doubt anyone will ever go through this but this was my bad experience with AEO.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – November 10, 2018
I enjoyed working here, I didn't have a uniform and I got really good discounts. It was fun but as soon as I started, there was a huge job turnover and almost everyone left. We also got a new district manager who at the time didn't like me. We were always supposed to wear at least one article of clothing that was from AE. And because I chose to do that and pair it was my air maxes or maybe I dressed too Tom bou, she didn't care for me and she was the reason I left. I ask oleft because they cut my hours to like 10 and I have bills to be paid. I did move to customer service to do returns and exchanges, I became a jean expert, and I had the highest number of credit cards on Black Friday so that was cool!
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Decatur, AL – November 10, 2018
At American Eagle it can be a great place to work at times. I learned more skills in customer service and how to sell items. Through this job I've become more open. They also provide good discounts but no real benefits. Although It depends on who you work with if you will have a good day at work in my experience, one manager will only talk and be friendly at times and more with other if they hangout outside of work.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 9, 2018
it was long shifts not a big fan of retail with clothing so i was typically tired always at school little rest and little pay. Other than that experience was great met and spoke with many coworkers and customers
Friendly, laid back work environment with crazy good discounts
Core Member (Current Employee) – Mankato, MN – November 6, 2018
Working at American eagle is a lot of fun to the right person. It is fast paced at times, and extremely slow at others. I wouldn’t recommend relying on this job alone to pay bills. It’s perfect for a little extra income, but nothing big. as hours/shifts given is very limited. The discount it’s a too good to be true deal at times, and you’ll never want to pay full price for clothes again. The company works hard to make sure only good experiences occur for both the customers and the workers. This job can be very overwhelming on many occasions but is a really good confidence booster and gives you amazing exposure with customer service.
Discount is Amazing, whole staff feels like a family
Selling Manager (Current Employee) – Fremont, IN – November 4, 2018
One of the very best retail corporates I have ever worked for. I do opening or closing procedures. I never work less than 38 hours and never more than 40. It's a happy environment. Great product to sell. I love my job.
Manager Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 2, 2018
In AE you learn to multi task, because if you dont , you wont survive. The discount is nice, and new clothing perks ( rarely) -Not enough hours for anyone to make a living, unless your okay with part time -Growth, depends on your relationship with your manager -