American Eagle Outfitters
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Inconsistant Hours

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The hours are not really consistent and they pay is pretty low. However, a typical day of work is a lot of faced paced tasks and multitasking. You are given goals each shift which may be a pro or a con for you.


Very nice managment


Pay, Inconsistent hours, rude costumers
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favoritism and bullying

if you're different at all, they reduce your hours and put you in stock instead of on the floor. was yelled at on the floor by management in front of guests. told I didn't fit in and was laughed at by other associates during a floor set day.
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  • Inclusive work environment
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • Fair pay for job

Easy/fun first job

Fun job, especially for persons in high school just starting out in the working world! Super friendly management. Super chill and laid back. You deal with the occasional rude customer but that’s to be expected anywhere in retail.
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not commision base even though you sell a lot of merchandise

I felt I was always selling merchandise and pushing sales in our department but not being incentivized with commissions with low wages hurts. Managanmnenty pushing for you to sell without getting recognition sucked too
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Management is rough

Struggled with my availability and working around school and would be upset I didn’t go to my shift if I had class and would tell them I wasn’t coming for class. Some of the managers are great other ones are on a power trip.
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Not a bad place to work

Good place to work. It's a pretty fun environment if you can get along with all the team members. The dress code and the discount are both the best parts of the job. Only reason I left was due to the last DM I had who basically told me I was doing a terrible job even though my store was ranked in the top 10 in sales during a pandemic and outranked most other stores in the district I was in. The upper management also changed quite a lot and the company was bringing in Regional managers and other district managers who had all left from failing companies (probably not the best move). Otherwise I would still recommend working there until you get to store manager level.
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Productive and fun workplace

The environment was great and it was a fun place to work. The managers were very thorough in training and also very welcoming and training as long as you communicate.
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has potential

retail is already hard. not a lot of organization, training or accountability. has potential to be a great place to retire. just needs a lot of attention in a lot of areas.
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Nice place

Very supportive staff, fun workplace, very thorough with training and flexible schedule. Teammates are very supportive overall great place to work and get experience
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Fun work environment for a first job

I worked here for about 2 years in high school and it was a decent job. Pay was expectedly bad (minimum wage for a high schooler) but I had a great time at work and loved my managers and other employees. I had to stay late sometimes or come in on off days but I didn't mind. Fast paced work environment some days but slow on others. Not too difficult. Incredible employee discount.
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Horrible Corporate Management

Loved the job, the store and the atmosphere but upper management made everyone quit. Didn't value employees. No raises or employee appreciation. High turnover rate.
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Staff was ok management not to good

Manager definitely had favorites. Manager didn’t communicate well with the rest of the staff. Manager was too demanding with getting costumers to apply for credit cards.


Met great co workers


Manager was unfair
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Fun Workplace but long hours

Working at AE can get really stressful especially on weekend or holidays when it’s busy and there are rude customers. The culture is great though and you get to work with really cool people
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Good company, bad management

Management was always drama and made you hate coming into work. Would have unrealistic expectations of what could get done in an 8 hour shift and was constantly hitting overtime.
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Great opportunity to advance but a heavy cloud of uncertainty looking forward

Great place to work and grow your knowledge. Big industry with many amenities but this all comes at the cost of cloudy and less than ideal future of the underlying business model
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Loving staff and flexible hours

You will always be greeted warmly when you come into work. Every time i have had issues with scheduling due to being a student, the management staff work with you to adjust. Everyone is so nice
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Poor management and poor leadership from corporate

The manager does not care about you, never works with school schedules, lack of communication between workers and management, poor pay with no benefits, and negative work environment


employee discount


management, lack of transparency and communication, terrible scheduling issues, lack of pay, no benefits, poor quality of work
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Great experience overall definitely recommend some changes maybe things have changed since I’ve been gone there is new management not sure hopefully everyone is all well
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Loved it!

So many incredible discounts and the management was amazing! Thoroughly enjoyed my time there and loved helping out customers. Although pay wasn't the best, the work environment and discounts made it worth it.
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Fast Paced and Fun

I enjoyed my time with AE. My only regret was not continuing my career with them. My main regret in my professional career. I was on track to ensure I had a long and fruitful future with them!
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Good part-time job for a student

Overall decent hours, not too much work, lots of refolding clothes on down time. Can be pretty fast paced around holiday season. Great discount on clothes
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Overall rating

Based on 7,910 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

Women's ratings

3.4Fairygodboss Score

89%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

67%would recommend to other women

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