True Religion Apparel

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True Religion Apparel Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
80 Reviews

2.9
80 Reviews
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David Conn
8 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible Pay unless your a manage, No room to go up unless you leave to a different store (in 7 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 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Product Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    At the time, when I started it was a smaller company and I had a chance to grow within positions. As the company grew, I was really exposed to all divisions. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to understand this fashion/apparel business.

    Cons

    There is not too much opportunity to grow in product development. In my specific situation, compensation was not an opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and promotions are a great way to keep the really good people at your company. It gives an employee a sense of accomplishment and professional growth. If these opportunities were offered, you would probably not loose the best of the best employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company that doesn't really honor its employees

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    Current Employee - Key Holder  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality products, and the hours are maleable towards schedules. Overall, a friendly environment with a healthy and positive selling competition between he sales associates.

    Cons

    Upper management is estranged and uninvolved. Management does not follow through with training/development. The company does not offer time and half on holidays, and makes you work all holidays. The company does not offer any form of sick time/vacation to any part time employees, whether sales or management. The pay can be much more for the amount of work that is asked of associates/management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your sales staffs are properly being developed in the store level, as many of the management teams honestly do not care or work with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good for 8-10 months max-unless you wish to pursue retail further

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    great discount (70% off product)

    Cons

    if you're looking for seasonal work, this is not the company for you. minimum wage and the hours are competitively based-more sales, more hours, less sales means crap hours. Not a good job for somebody who needs to pay bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the management title comes a lot of responsibility. Be careful of the power you have. do your job correctly and properly, you'll be rewarded as such. be able to run the store while holding your sales goal at the same time. It's tougher than you think.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Premium Fashion Legend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    Great benefits package, work-life balance and some cool perks.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities or encouragement to grow.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stock clerk

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    Former Employee - Stock Lead  in  San Ysidro, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Lead in San Ysidro, CA

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

    Pros

    Customers want to do business with companies they connect with emotionally, that speak their language, are sensitive to their culture, value what they value and help them succeed financially. To make that emotional connection, we must put our customers at the center of everything we do.

    We’re a circle, not a hierarchy. At the center of the circle—our customers. Alongside them—our team members. Farther out in the circle are our leaders. At the outside of the circle are senior leaders. All of us partner together to do the best job we can for our customers. We work hard to provide our customer-contact team members with the information they need to “know” our customers, what type of accounts they might have with us and what type of services they might need.

    Cons

    Customers want to do business with companies they connect with emotionally, that speak their language, are sensitive to their culture, value what they value and help them succeed financially. To make that emotional connection, we must put our customers at the center of everything we do.

    We’re a circle, not a hierarchy. At the center of the circle—our customers. Alongside them—our team members. Farther out in the circle are our leaders. At the outside of the circle are senior leaders. All of us partner together to do the best job we can for our customers. We work hard to provide our customer-contact team members with the information they need to “know” our customers, what type of accounts they might have with us and what type of services they might need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers want to do business with companies they connect with emotionally, that speak their language, are sensitive to their culture, value what they value and help them succeed financially. To make that emotional connection, we must put our customers at the center of everything we do.

    We’re a circle, not a hierarchy. At the center of the circle—our customers. Alongside them—our team members. Farther out in the circle are our leaders. At the outside of the circle are senior leaders. All of us partner together to do the best job we can for our customers. We work hard to provide our customer-contact team members with the information they need to “know” our customers, what type of accounts they might have with us and what type of services they might need.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Religion Apparel

    Pros

    There is always room to grow, if is a friendly environment, and team oriented. You always woke up wanting to go to work, as well as eager to learn more.

    Cons

    Sometimes the managers seem scattered, and not always forward in direction. They were doing their best while some stores were closing down, but it felt like maybe there was no longer room to grow.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I hope future investors don't fall for their number tricks.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time

    Pros

    None. None of the executives have any garment industry experience.

    Cons

    They don't need to lay-off people.....existing ones are heading out the doors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running numbers on the computers will not create fearless, passionate, creative people, nor the clothing they design and make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    "Great place to work, until they sold."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked for this company for over four years. It's been a great. They really cared about their people.

    Cons

    They made a lot of operational changes to save money. However, it did not trickle down to the employees. They spent the money on new dept heads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love your people, more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail is great, design not so fine

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Vernon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Vernon, CA

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Majority of people are great to work with

    Cons

    -retail runs the show, design is seriously loosing their voice
    -company downsized and thus everyone left is picking up 2-3 peoples worth of work
    -mostly employ temps for long periods of time without bringing them on full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -give decent raises and promotions to those who earn it in other depts than retail
    -stop spreading around a budget crisis when a lot of money is wasted in unnecessary events

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Accepted

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pros I interviews with both dm and sm of the company they were both down to earth asked very detailed questions lasted about an hour 15 mins but I got an answer in less than a weeks time

    Cons

    The cons were I believe the asm salary was a little low but it wasn't bad... Also they don't offer a bonus structure for asm's only sm's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your in management and want to come aboard be ready to read and be ready to soak a lot of info in at the same time... Not hard just a new system and info to input thru out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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