American Apparel Reviews

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American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider
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  • Sales at AA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% off discount, and employee allowances which means free clothes. Also the job is very brainless.

    Cons

    Commission ended because the company is dying. BOO!

    Advice to Management

    Bring back commission!


American Apparel Interviews

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at American Apparel.

    Interview

    Attended an open call earlier this year, which was unnecessary as there were only 4 people needed on staff and at least 100 people showed up. Needless to say, I did not get the job. A few months later, I was noticed by the manager that had interviewed me the first time and invited me to a second open call. Upon sitting with her and a floor associate, I was told I was remembered and well liked, and asked me nothing other than when I could start. After she asked my availability, I was told to come in for a second interview. The second interview consisted of me being hired and filling out paperwork. Less than a week after the open call I was working on the floor. The first interview was more of an actual interview, my only advice would be to study up on their website, dress in their clothing and have in mind they will ask about you personally so just be yourself!!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for American Apparel?   1 Answer
    • Describe AA in three words, describe your personal style in three wrds   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question

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Website www.americanapparel.net
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Public (APP)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

American Apparel wants you to be hip and comfortable inside and out. It designs and makes logo-free T-shirts, tank tops, yoga pants, and more for men, women, and children -- and does it all from its California factory, rather than exporting labor overseas. Brands include Classic Girl, Standard American, Classic Baby, and Sustainable Edition, among others. American Apparel runs some 270 retail stores in 20 countries. Known for its no-sweat factory and the fair treatment of its workers (including up to $19-an-hour for manufacturers), American Apparel was teetering on the ... More

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