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I worked with a great team during a successful period in the company's history.

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Former Employee - Management - Online Stores  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Management - Online Stores in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at American Apparel

Pros

During my time there:
Discounts
Talented group of colleagues

Cons

Dov Charney
Many other departments
Factory type conditions
lack of HR department

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Decent

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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.

    Disapproves of CEO
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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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