Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 22 February 2018
I worked at AE for a year and a half, there were times when I loved my job, and also hated it. Time went by decently fast, but on the slow days which were often it was very boring. I would find myself folding and then refolding the same piece of clothing because you have to stay busy at all times. It was hard to get full time and when you did you would get cut. During the sumer months its hard to make plans around work because AE uses "call in hours" which is such a pain. Totally worth the discount though I must say!
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – 8 February 2018
The environment was sometimes over whelming. Some of the staff were not so nice, but the discount was amazing. Pro's: Discount, pretty flexible. Con's: At times it was an uncomfortable environment. A lot of clothes to fold at the end of the shift.
Sales Lead (Current Employee) – Delta, BC – 6 February 2018
Fun environment and kind Coe workers and excellent staff. allows people to learn many new skills like consumer interacting, professionally handling unsatisfied consumers, and learning to persuade the buyer.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 2 February 2018
- Discount is good (40-80%) + 25% off on Clearance - Management is okay - Easy job - If you want to advance your skills you can, just ask! - Sometimes management can be really pushy with sales goals - You're expected to talk to EVERY customer
Sometimes you get free snacks/meals (especially during the holidays!)
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – 25 Peele Centre Drive, Brampton, ON L6T 3R5 – 24 January 2018
American Eagle Outfitters is a great place for a first time worker to gain some experience. You have the possibility of getting cashier experience, as well as stock which I think teaches valuable skills like multitasking and you learn to work in a fast pace environment.
Cashier Lead (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 January 2018
Hours were not stable at this job, I wouldn't recommend it if you were looking for stable income. Hours can be reduced at a drop of a hat. Turn over is huge even with management. Not the best for people who don't like repetitive chores. The job doesn't change much, you just need to learn all types of clothes and how they compliment the body.
Distribution Center Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 11 January 2018
The day shift ran from 6:00AM to 6:30PM, my shift only Friday-Sunday. The morning starts with stretching and announcements, then to your station of the day, mine was DTC. You get 4 breaks during the day, 2 half hours and 2 15 minutes, giving you more than enough rest time for the length of the shift, and more stretching after the afternoon lunch. The management was very nice and understanding of pain/sickness on the job, however wasn't very accommodating when I was injured, sending me home when I asked for modified work. The hardest part of the job was likely the walking up and down the stairs constantly, but you got used to it. The best part of the job was the people, and how open the facility was.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Ontario, Canada – 10 January 2018
absolutely disappointed. this company has gone downhill since it's good ol' days in the early noughties. Hopefully some of the older stores will shut down and they can become more of a boutique retailer. Fast-Fashion is saturated and their model is not one that works well. I've seen many of the fast-fashion apparel retailers that I've worked with use the fast-fashion model and only one of the 4 succeeded in actually comp-ing year after year, and they haven't slowed down.
AEO plateau'd and is very slowly on it's way down the retail gutter imo.
Customer Service/ sales (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 January 2018
This company gave me a very good sense of costumer service as well as team building and motivating in a work place. Great Place for people to learn the ins and outs of retail and business. I enjoyed it very much.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 2 January 2018
Not a good company to work for, no work life balance. Wages didn't come close to meeting cost of living wages. Managers had no opportunity to further training or advancement, upper management was rude and disrespectful. Would not recommend this company to anyone
wages, upper management, work life balance, overtime expected
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 30 December 2017
The management staff was rude and unwilling to help out anyone with a tough situation. Staff and management were judgmental. Got written up for not being able to afford clothes there (even with my employee discount, which was the only good part of the job) although it says in the manual that you shouldn't be made to feel that you need to wear their clothing to work. never work here if you have bills to pay.