AEO Culture

Our people come first. We employ more than 30,000 associates throughout the world and we believe that a truly diverse workplace is the result of an inclusive culture. It’s about more than simply bringing together people who are different, it’s about celebrating what makes us real.


Here at AEO, our Values are at the center of every decision, every product and every interaction: they represent the foundation of our REAL culture. We all have a vital role to play in creating an environment where everyone feels respected and empowered while we continue to grow as a community that promotes individuality and difference. AEO celebrates the diversity of one through the inclusion of many. Come in, be you.


We believe Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access are the foundation to our REAL culture. We empower our associates so that they can achieve exceptional results for the business, for our customer and our communities.


We are curious and change-oriented, constantly looking for ways to improve ourselves, the business and our planet. We make decisions in the face of ambiguity and take calculated risks in order to better serve our customers, our communities, and protect our planet.


We are excited about the company direction and our future. We relentlessly pursue solutions to challenges and issues with a positive outlook.  


We are honest and authentic. Even in the face of difficulty, we maintain the highest ethical standards. We care deeply about people and our planet, and keep them at the center of every decision.


We celebrate when goals are achieved. We are collaborative and inspire others to deliver against business objectives. We come together to support the community and causes we believe in.