AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC. is built on more than 38 years of customer focus, dedication and innovation. The company was founded with one store, in Novi, Michigan, in 1977. Today, we have more than 1,000 stores and 40,000 associates worldwide. With corporate offices across the globe - American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. has built a distinctive global company culture based on our core values – People, Integrity, Passion, Innovation and Teamwork. These values continue to shape our aspirational yet accessible brand identities. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates two distinct lifestyle brands, American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie, both focusing on the 15 — 25-year-old consumer. We believe that our associates are our most valuable assets and we want them to feel motivated and have the freedom to be themselves at work. We strive to be an employer of choice - a place where people are excited to come to work because they believe in what we do, enjoy working with each other, and have fun doing it. If you think this sounds like a fun place to work and grow your career…you’re right.
THE AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS brand strives to not only continue to lead the 15 — 25-yearold lifestyle retail market, but to be a part of that lifestyle beyond just fashion. Known for our t-shirts and hoodies but built upon the quality and heritage of our denim, we seek to be a consistent presence throughout young men’s & women’s lifestyles. Casual comfort and a relaxed attitude have made AEO the brand it is today.
aerie is bras, undies and more for every girl. We want to make our girls feel good about who they are, inside and out. It’s time to think real. It’s time to get real. No retouching. No supermodels. Because the real you is sexy.
OUR COMPANY VALUES are incorporated into every way we operate our business.
PEOPLE - The vitality of our company resides in people: our associates, our customers and our partners. We value and respect different backgrounds, unique talents and eclectic tastes; they strengthen our ability to succeed. We care about our associates: we empower them, we reward them. We give back generously to the communities where we work and play.
INTEGRITY - We keep our promises. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards and we do the right thing. We wisely measure and manage risk. In the face of difficulties and challenges, we don’t compromise. We are polite and professional—always.
PASSION - Our passion infuses our actions with purpose. It transforms stores into places of energy and customer delight. Our offices, design center and distribution centers hum with energy, activity and enthusiasm. We collaborate. We engage. We adhere to a keen sense of detail.
INNOVATION - We operate in a dynamic and competitive industry. We are curious, enterprising and resourceful. Our associates embody entrepreneurial spirit, develop creative solutions and initiate change. We continually refine the unique processes that drive our business, and we use insightful research and analysis to balance our instinct and to guide our decisions.
TEAMWORK - We work together: listening to one another, reaching consensus and supporting group decisions. We celebrate achievements. Because we respect and trust one another and commit ourselves to our company goals, our teamwork succeeds.