True Religion Apparel

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Unfairness in pay and rarely room for promotion

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI

I worked at True Religion Apparel part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The management team is very informed, they're thorough in training you and making sure you have product knowledge and are good at selling. They are helpful and open to questions.

Team was fun and nice, easy to get along with and make friends

Good for a first or second retail job because they thoroughly train you in selling, standardizing, and product knowledge, so there's room to grow in learning about retail. You improve a lot in how you approach selling and talking to customers.

SM was very flexible with hours and giving you 15-35 hours a week. She also understood if you were going to school and etc.

Very professional in everything.

Lots of Independance

Clients were fun to talk to

Other employees were there for you when you have an off week in sales

Each manager did things differently so it was refreshing but still under the same rules and guidelines.

You meet a lot of people from all over the world, (Hawaii Outlet)

Cons

Management is changing a lot and so they dont try as hard but still expect better results from you. its not as fun as it used to be.

Not working as a team anymore when it comes to sales. Anger if theres stolen sales. making a tense working environment.

Rarely room for promotion, even if you've been there a while and there is favoritism in scheduling. Even if youre really good, raises RARELY happen

SM stole sales, esp from top sales and newcomers (Frustrating because district only sees the numbers, they dont see how much you really do, and all that work from working the sale means nothing unless you make a client out of them. Which rarely happens because almost everyone who likes True Religion in Hawaii are tourists.)

The company CD you have to listen to all day is really bad. There's a few good ones but listening to it all day really slows you down. Esp when you have to be energetic and selling.

Expected to sell, lots of pressure to make goal, but no commission. And if you make the months goal, everyone gets 100 dollar bonus, which is 30 dollars after tax. (Hawaii)

What you're paid is NOT worth everything you do. And you do a lot working here.

You can be paid less than everyone and get less hours than most. Even if youre top sales.

Management team were fun at times but could also be very hypocritical.

Sometimes did extension shifts, you never knew when you were gonna finish work

Advice to Management

Associates here do more than what they're asked every day and deserve better benefits and pay. Especially in Hawaii where we make all the numbers from the thousands of tourists and promote the brand around the world.

Help associates work AS A TEAM.

Address the stolen sales issues or there will be more problems in the future

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Management is a Mess

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great discount (though I heard it's been lowered), clientele are cool, big sales are fun.

    Cons

    Heavy theft with limited coverage, upper management is shady , commission creates hostile work environment between associates, constant paperwork that is meaningless, charge sends are a headache, outdated equipment, general managers are either micro-managers or never around, district managers never praise hard-work, stock room will always become a mess, dealing with irate costumers daily due to the 7 day return policy.

    Advice to Management

    Extensive general manager training, longer return policy, communication, couch team rather than blame team, take responsibility for poor business ethics.


  2. management improvement needed

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    Former Contractor - Independent Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Independent Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at True Religion Apparel as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    no cap on commissions. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lacked market research which hurt the start up divisions.

    Advice to Management

    management structure needs improvement.


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