Aeropostale Sales Associate

Aeropostale Sales Associate Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Aeropostale Sales Associate Do?

Aeropostale sales associates perform customer service and cash register duties. Key customer service duties a sales associate performs include greeting customers, ringing up purchases, providing customer assistance, and offering product knowledge. Sales associates must maintain an up-to-date knowledge of deals and promotions offered at Aeropostale.

What Other Tasks are Necessary?

Cash register duties include processing payments, entering promotion codes, and issuing receipts. Aeropostale looks to hire friendly, attentive, and motivated workers. Additional duties a sales associates performs includes maintaining a clean and organized store environment and stocking shelves.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

An Aeropostale sales associate generally earns between $7.00 and $12.00 an hour. The average hourly pay rate is $8.28. Typically, Aeropostale sales associates start out earning minimum wage. Experienced store associates may earn higher wages. Associates looking to gain attritional pay may want to move on to more advanced positions with Aeropostale.

Advancement and Benefits

Sales associate moving into management positions at Aeropostale may earn a salary in excess of $30,000 per year. Qualified Aeropostale employees also receive competitive job benefits, such as store discounts, healthcare coverage, and paid time off.


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Aeropostale Sales Associate Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Aeropostale Sales Associate: I was a sales associate. A lot of it is folding clothes and doing redesigns with the floor layout; they change about every week. Customers, working the cash register, after closing cleaning, and locking up.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Aeropostale Sales Associate: Very fast – very fast because it’s a popular clothing store. A lot of girls come in. Things get messy quick. You’ll fold five, ten, fifteen shirts, and you’re folding them right back in two minutes. People mess it up quick.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Aeropostale Sales Associate: The hectic environment, constantly being on the go, and the cash registers.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Aeropostale Sales Associate: They give you the application, you fill it out, then you take it back in, you give it to them, and you schedule an interview no matter. Sometimes they’ll do another one. For me it was a group interview, so it was kind of different for me. That’s how that Aeropostale did it. I’m not sure if that’s how they all did it.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Aeropostale Sales Associate: She would ask things, like, “Do you have kids?”, probably for availability and your time frames. Really normal things, like making conversation and getting to know you and see what you are as a person and human being.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Aeropostale Sales Associate: If you like fast paced, clothes, and girls, then I guess you’ll like it.

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2 user comments:

  1. Pamela M.

    I’m thinking about going to Aeropostale tomorrow & asking for an application. I want to make a good first impression from the start. Any tips on how my appearance should be or how I should dress exactly ?

    1. K. G.

      Hey! I don’t know how old this post is, but I’ll share with you my interview experience with Aéropostale.

      I just had my interview today for a seasonal sales associate position and was hired. Before my interview, I had previously called the store and asked if they had a specific dress code. They said to just dress however you believe a sales associate in their store would dress (something stylish/what someone who shops there would wear). It doesn’t have to be specifically Aéropostale brand. However, I would do the same in your position and ask since it may be different at that branch.

      The interview ended up being a group interview, and the manager asked basic questions such as “Out of all the retail stores, why choose this one?” and “Tell me about yourself” and questions like “Can you handle a very fast pace environment?” etc. They’e very basic questions that are usually asked at interviews.

      Try to be polite, clear, and concise with what you’re saying. Don’t bring others down just to make yourself look better, but rather point out your good qualities and make yourself look hireable.

      Be yourself, be positive, confident, and smile!


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