Overall Reviews at American Eagle Outfitters
Great leadership, incentives, and opportunities
I enjoyed working with great leaders. There were many opportunities for promotion. The casual dress code and discount were great. I was able to work fairly independently, but my district manager was always available for support.
ProsCasual dress code and discount
Burn out faster than fuel
Just not my best experience ever. Certain managers played favorites through sucking up. Work culture could use some actual culture. Not my best employer.
ProsNothing. No overtime. They make you sign a waiver so don't have to pay overtime
ConsYou get written up for nothing.
Good people, no advancement, little pay
I enjoyed my job for a while when I thought there could be room to possibly move up but there really isn't. The company only has a few full-time management positions to move up into and if no one leaves or gets fired in one of those three positions you're not going anywhere! I ended up working 40 hours for no benefits and very little pay for the work I was doing. I enjoyed some of the people I worked with but that's really a store by store basis!
ProsGood people, great discount
ConsLittle pay, no room for advancement
Good first job
The job itself is pretty easy, sell clothing and customer satisfaction mainly. I loved working here until my promotion only for the main fact that they cut my sales hours after discussing that that wouldn’t happen.
Retail while in college
I was able to work my way up the ladder, I originally loved my role but overtime working late nights and weekends started getting to me. The management that I worked with was very very well organized, I learned how to be a successful sales manager. The workplace is very inclusive. I chose to leave for personal reasons, but stayed employed with them for another year helping out with floor sets and shipment.
Conslate nights, no social life, stressful
Productive and fun place to work
I was a sales associate, and would be in charge of folding merchandise, assisting customers, stocking items, and cashiering. I learned how to operate cashier systems, different fold types for clothing, and how to work in a setting that demanded teamwork 100% of the time. Management was very supportive, and was always there to help both employees and customers. The overall atmosphere in the store was great.
My experience was good, my last year working there was the most progressive and best experience and provided a good work environment.
Awesome place to work
Love this place. Always something fun and exciting to do here. It is like a family. So many friends and opportunities for advancements. I would recommend this place to family and friends.
Productive and Flexible
This job was very fun and they accommodated my work schedule so that I was able to go to school full-time. The discounts were amazing, and super beneficial for both work and life.
ProsCute clothes, Amazing discounts, culturally diverse
Consshort breaks, low pay wage.
Easy job, allows for other job opportunities
As a floorset employee, only going into work 2-3 times a month allowed me to work another job and balance school easily. Having this job still provides the benefits that come with working as a Sales Associate which is nice, and they work with your schedule if you do have another job.