True Religion Apparel Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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David Conn
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Pros
  • Nice laid back environment, used to be the best place in LA to work (in 7 reviews)

  • Great discount, but not much room for growth (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible Pay unless your a manage, No room to go up unless you leave to a different store (in 8 reviews)

  • Everybody looks out for themselves resulting in no room for growth or the ability to advance in areas you would like to learn (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Basic Life of a Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    Familial feeling in the work place while maintain professionalism. Sales associate job pays hourly wage plus commission. In most jobs sales jobs with commission things can get to feel cut throat, however that is one thing True Religion has overcome and I would say is one of the top reasons I chose to work there.

    Cons

    Hours are horrible during regular season and absolutely absurd and unfair during the short but ever so dragged out holiday season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other Denim companies give employees free jeans in order to help sell new products. Im pretty sure true religion is one of the only or few to be stingy when it comes to providing and gifting loyal employees with merchandise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Disconnect between upper management and middle management.

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    Former Employee - Finance and Accounting in Vernon, CA
    Former Employee - Finance and Accounting in Vernon, CA

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with many ex-Deloitte employees who are smart and talented, provide you with sufficient resources to help you complete your job, and they offer a solid 401K plan and health benefits.

    Cons

    Culture is not fully embraced by the whole company. Middle management from prior to buyout still run the company as it was before and not adapting to culture changes. Not all departments are treated equally, if there is a half-day or culture event, don't expect the accounting or finance team to join. There seems to be an obsession with working long hours and not embracing a work-life balance with this company; leaving at 5PM is often seen as being lazy and looked down upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with middle management to buy in on the culture C-level executives are promoting. Talk to your accounting and finance staff to see what they need to succeed or what can be done to make them feel respected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Its a good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Elizabeth, NJ

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    fast pace, meaning you can get promoted quickly

    Cons

    the pay that they offer is not the greatest but it is more than a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Too Much Arrogance and Not Enough Smarts-Referring to the Executives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    Good health insurance if you are not hired as temp (however, part of the company's restructuring is to eliminate existing employee with temps whenever possible).

    Cons

    Upper management completely detached from reality while overlapping middle managers try to eliminate each other playing the hunger game instead of working together as a team. It's quite obvious that the executives are not in for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing the numbers game and start focusing on product quality and employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    RUN! This JOB is NOT worth your mental health!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good Discount
    Beautiful store's
    Decent contests-RARELY

    Cons

    No Training Program, Terrible Job recognition, LP nightmare's, little to no room for growth (worked in multiple locations), TERRIBLE pay, horrid communication from corporate and upper management, OVER a 75% turn-over rate for Key Holders, a cap for how much you're allowed to buy each month, Most of Upper management are arrogant and couldn't care less about the little people...RUDE, not professional, an HR Nightmare (but don't worry, they'll always cover there own butt's and not yours) Party's at Corporate, POS Systems are new, but be prepared to call a help desk multiple times a week, the product is going down-hill(quality, not listening to what the customers want), marketing and visual need to have more organization, favoritism and office politics to the MAX. DON'T WORK HERE!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET IT TOGETHER! over 20 jobs lost at corporate this year, DM's let go for "budget cuts", constant re-allignment, One of the Regional quits... I worked with the company over 3 years and I had 7 DM's and 4 re-allignments. 2 of my Managers left because of the stress(not including the other management I knew that left for all of these reasons) and no recognition. This company will never continue to thrive if you don't start giving back to your people and start treating them with more respect, give them proper training and just get back to the pure basics of retail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Working for this company is very pleasant.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere for a retail store. The people are awesome. Great for a busy college student. Managers are really easy to talk too . Everybody's does their job . You get really close to co-workers . The discount and the clothes

    Cons

    The hours an employee gets a week is very little (8-12) . Haven't gotten a raise for two years now . Only 2% commission . Very slow traffic . Low volume

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are great !

  8. Ok let me say this

    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    Great discounts, some employees are ok, you are expected to do so much , which will always make you better at whatever your next career move is

    Cons

    As a manger they blame you for everything good or bad , new employees have the wrong impression of what and who they have to listen to

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company to work for with amazing discount

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    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Former Employee - Key Holder

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

    Pros

    I have never worked for a retailer that expects so much out of their managers. It great because you really learn all aspects of the business and if you were to leave and go anywhere else you'd be over qualified.

    Cons

    I have never worked for a retailer that expects so much out of you. They expect a lot from their manager and hold you accountable for every little thing. It can be stressful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. decent company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Williamsburg, VA

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

    Pros

    decent hours
    nice discount
    not very hard labour

    Cons

    catty managment
    had a key holder opening and didnt even inform employee hired an outside person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    toughen up???

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Store manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Ability to be creative
    discount
    development

    Cons

    no growth
    upper management has favorites
    lack of communication from corporate to stores
    new ownership has changed the style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing and managing existing stores rather than opening new locations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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