American Apparel
2.9 of 5 206 reviews
www.americanapparel.net Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

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Worst company I have ever been a part of

Store Merchandiser (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at American Apparel full-time for more than a year

Pros50% off discount
Flexible hours
Chill work environment
Good music in stores

ConsVery poor job training with extremely low pay. Been there for over a year, I requested a salary and pay review and have yet to receive any HR response a month later. Complete disorganization from a managerial level with inconsistent information, false promises about pay rate and position. If you just want a simple short term sales job with a great 50% off discount (you are required to wear AA from head to toe) its not bad but do not attempt to enter their ridiculous visual merchandising or management.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet up a system for 6 month to a year for a scheduled salary review, review.managers more closely and offer pay incentive to merchandisers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice Environment but Little Room for Growth

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at American Apparel part-time for less than a year


Pros: Chill co-workers and managers (which is rare) 50% off discount for all clothing 2 seasonal clothing allowances Little… Cons: SAs and Cashiers steal sales Little room for growth, though it is very often… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Fun for Sales Associates, Not-So-Fun for Management Team

Key Holder (Current Employee)
Brooklyn, NY

I have been working at American Apparel


Pros: Really fun for sales associates, there isn't too much responsibility. Just sell well and follow cleaning tasks Managers usually grant you time… Cons: Not very fun to be in a position with a lot of responsibility (Key Holder, Manager) Everything you do is scrutinized You are never doing enough of… Advice to Senior Management: Give some respect to the people under you, and give… More

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