American Apparel

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Boring job with little upward mobility...especially if you are not a clone.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

I worked at American Apparel full-time (more than a year)

Pros

50% discount off of AA merch + specials
30% off multi-brand
free glasses frames + $50 rebate on lenses
amazing health insurance for FT
fun styles

Cons

hard to get FT
company hates giving out raises
extremely cliquey
intense favoritism for promotions
most styles do not fit girls over a size M or L
most styles do not fit guys over a size L
blatant sexism
sales associates start at $9 regardless of experience
some stores are generally picky about which of their styles you wear
only $180 clothing allowance (discount does not apply) per 6 months
contests tend to pick similar winners and no reward for innovation
you will hear lots of stories about how disgusting Dov Charney can be
little to no training on how to make sales/customer service
LOTS of petty high school drama
Cashiers paid more than sales associates

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being so concerned with with just image. Treat your employees with respect and encourage great customer service...your sales will go up and you won't have as high of a turnover rate

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    N/a

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    nice coworkers, subsidized lunch, free during night shift

    Cons

    compensation is way too low, no paid vacation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If no raise exist, then please provide paid vacation for hard working employees.

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

    Great but also undefined.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Free clothes, and great discount, competitive pay, creative work environment, easy to move up and beautiful people.

    Cons

    Overworked in the summertime and understaffed, Boxes will be the end of your life if not finished before the end of your shift, also corporate people when they come try to be too cool for school when they are just mildy attractive people who make 40 grand or less a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the amount of workers, and lower some of the expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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