True Religion Apparel

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True Religion Apparel Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
90 Reviews
2.9
90 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice laid back environment, used to be the best place in LA to work (in 7 reviews)

  • Great discount, but not much room for growth (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible Pay unless your a manage, No room to go up unless you leave to a different store (in 8 reviews)

  • Everybody looks out for themselves resulting in no room for growth or the ability to advance in areas you would like to learn (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Key holder

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Key Holder in New York, NY

    I worked at True Religion Apparel part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Discount
    Sales associates and some managers are very friendly and helpful
    Not a very competitive atmosphere, which is nice..I worked in all of the stores in NYC and the atmosphere is very negotiable, sales associates are respectful.

    Cons

    Most the store Managers are horribly disorganized and are a walking train wreck. They are mean, take their anger out on sales associates and honestly seem very bitter.
    The store is always understaffed, yet anyone barely gets any hours. most of the time they are in need of managers, yet hire a bunch of part time employees instead and give each over laughable hours .. Like 13 hours a week.
    the theft in the store is insane, the regional and store managers act as if we should rip the clothing out of the customers hands.. WHICH IS DANGEROUS! Always try to go by the handbook while addressing theft, the customers can be shady at these stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hate retail and are bitter about being 40 and not moving up in the company, go somewhere else.. You are ruining the environment for the staff. Also stop being cheap with promoting people to full time or key holder positions, you are letting great people go elsewhere for jobs,,and it's taking a toll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company that doesn't really honor its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality products, and the hours are maleable towards schedules. Overall, a friendly environment with a healthy and positive selling competition between he sales associates.

    Cons

    Upper management is estranged and uninvolved. Management does not follow through with training/development. The company does not offer time and half on holidays, and makes you work all holidays. The company does not offer any form of sick time/vacation to any part time employees, whether sales or management. The pay can be much more for the amount of work that is asked of associates/management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your sales staffs are properly being developed in the store level, as many of the management teams honestly do not care or work with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good for 8-10 months max-unless you wish to pursue retail further

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    great discount (70% off product)

    Cons

    if you're looking for seasonal work, this is not the company for you. minimum wage and the hours are competitively based-more sales, more hours, less sales means crap hours. Not a good job for somebody who needs to pay bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the management title comes a lot of responsibility. Be careful of the power you have. do your job correctly and properly, you'll be rewarded as such. be able to run the store while holding your sales goal at the same time. It's tougher than you think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship..... Hoping to jump off with a lifesaver..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount percentage off is very good, but there is a spending limit every month. Offer medical, dental, and vision benefits and a 401k with 4% matching for full time employees only.

    Cons

    Was bought out by private investors after the board voted the owner out and decided to sell the company. There's very little opportunity for growth, unless you are in the DM's inner circle of people. They also like to bring in new people from the outside to fill in any management position instead of promoting from within to those who deserve and have earned it. The pay/salary they offer now is a joke. They are running in a very tight payroll where it's only 2/2 coverage for the whole day. So they expect you to use minimal coverage for floor set, selling, etc... They are always taking feed back for product, but at the end of the day they still do what they want. The replenishment system is a joke., I've never worked for a company that requires you to create a product request list on merchandise that have sold in the store to send to corporate. This takes a lot of time away from sales floor, when the company should have a faster replenishing system to replenish their stores. You also get made empty promises by the upper management, and I've seen it in dozens of occasion, and have been in it myself. The registers are extremely slow, it's embarrassing when your ringing up customers. Customers do get frustrated when they should be having a fast closing the sale experience. If you are considering this company, I really suggest you think twice about it. There are more cons that I have not written here. Just for the record I am part of a management team not a sales associate and I know of how many others who want to leave this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your teams, and store management teams. Really promote from within.. Brake up those inner circles of favoritism., blinds you from seeing the people who are truly working hard to advance. Really listen to feed backs...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gives great corporate environment experience, but does not believe in their people.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very structured in retail stores. Great for development in manager roles, but you end up working harder than your pay is worth.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Prefer to hire from outside, and not internally. Very difficult to move up within company, and receive raises in pay. Does not have an identity with their brand. Trying to steer brand in another direction with hard transitions. Currently is hourly plus commission for all retail stores, however, the company is switching to strictly hourly in May 2014. Very political company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your people more, and be on THEIR team. Remember- if you invest in your employees, they will invest in you!

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be worse.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks if you're an hourly employee, healthcare and dental benefits.

    Cons

    illogical structure, which causes more issues than necessary and causes the workflow to be highly inefficient. poor management. difficult to move up or even learn new skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with employees, keep them in the loop so everyone is on the same page and has the same expectations/goals. work like a team and less of a competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    The little company that almost could...but then they restructured!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice laid back environment, used to be the best place in LA to work!

    Cons

    a revolving door! very political and clicky! Terrible management! Let go of so many hardworking people. and replaced them all with new directors! there are more managers than workers! The way of thinking is to put more pressure on the remaining half of the team and get double the work out of them! it does not work! people are quitting left and right! and the ones that have not quit are looking!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really used to believe in this company when I first started working here! I was so excited about it all and then the sale and restructuring happened! New CEO has good intentions but is weak and misguided. The senior management are dreamers and out of touch with the reality of what their teams can actually accomplish with the given manpower. all brand history is lost through the "strategic" lay offs! good move guys! stop squeezing the life out of the remaining workers because you have spent all your money hiring directors and assistants for each of them. If you don't take the pressure off your workers and adjust the workload, promote from within, and change the moral pretty soon everyone else will quit too. A little appreciation goes a long way and I don't mean wax museum parties!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not effective restructuring

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    now is NOT the time to come work for this company. Wait a year to see if it can successfully restructure.

    Cons

    More chiefs than Indians. One department has three managers and one worker, seriously???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The cut was in mostly the wrong places. High paying do-nothing people are kept while some hard working efficient people are let go. How could this be? Easy-the do nothing people were the ones made the decisions and of course will save their own positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time

    Pros

    This may take a second.... It's a paycheck to pay your bills with.

    Cons

    If you enjoy a career environment where you are not held responsible for your work and people are always trying to throw you under the bus then this is the place for you! Everybody looks out for themselves resulting in no room for growth or the ability to advance in areas you would like to learn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extreme Change is not always a good thing....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at True Religion Apparel part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun coworkers
    Having fun with customers
    Laid back atmosphere
    Employee discounts

    Cons

    Political favoritism amongst the managers
    2% commission from a measly 15 hour a week shift
    No room for growth
    Micro management from the higher ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the company has been sold off and that Jeff Lubell is no longer the CEO of TR, but can you at least keep up with the integrity of what Jeff left behind?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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