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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Miami Beach, FL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami Beach, FL

I worked at American Apparel

Pros

-Awesome pay for people without experience (I started at 9.00/hour)
-50% off
-Very slack
-Dress up really funky every day for work
-Free stuff
-$180 allowance per season
-Cool coworkers

Cons

-Immature management
-A lot of theft (both inside and outside)
-Store gets messy easily
-Stay late
-HORRIBLE district manager

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the American Apparel management needs to grow up. Not so much the managers and asst. managers, but the district managers are horrible. They're very snobby and condescending. I think overall, they just need to focus on the good of the store while still encouraging their staff.

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    It's a job, not a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at American Apparel

    Pros

    *Great Discount
    *Cool college job
    *Fun co-workers
    *meet cool people
    *fairly easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    *work>pay not compensated for
    *raises take way too long
    *management within the head offices need to chill
    *power trips seem to be the deal with most upper management
    *house cleaners come once a week...our job is to sell clothes, not swifter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    re-evaluate those recently hired in management

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great, only if you want to expand your wardrobe

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Apparel

    Pros

    The discount and seasonal clothing allowances are definitely a plus.
    Plenty of room for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    You will most likely be overworked and underpaid
    Raises are few and far between
    Not very professional at the corporate level
    Work environment reminiscent of high school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with the same respect that you think you're entitled to. Everyone will benefit in the long run.

    No opinion of CEO
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