True Religion Apparel

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True Religion Apparel Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
84 Reviews
2.9
84 Reviews
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David Conn
10 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)

  • difficult to move up or even learn new skills (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Company Culture at True Religion was all about selling and customer service which I absolutely loved the selling culture

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay wasn't that great compared to other places I have worked. Bonus structure was in the works but not great!

    Cons

    Liked the jeans and was totally aligned with the selling and customer service culture but it was hard to sell outfits as the product beside denim was so limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a better monthly bonus strutter to motivate your employees! Need to communicate with corporate to ensure stores have correct product in stores and more variety.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company trying to grow and also keeping loyal to employees

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Good pay for valued employees, fun atmosphere, colleagues are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay to start off at, holidays are rough, hours are low for pt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees with hours and let employees have more sale experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Stay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA

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

    Pros

    Cool co-workers and customers on a daily

    Cons

    you have to learn new things about the brand like every day it can be a lot

    Recommends
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    felt like vomiting everyday.

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    Former Employee - Design  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Design in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    as of now none. before the buyout, it was a pretty good place to work . generous salaries,bonus and benefits.
    there was a goal and a look ,there was a leader with a vision that worked. he knew every aspect of the business from samples ,production ,buying ,design and retail.

    Cons

    the new management are clueless on how to fix this business. It all starts from the product and the leaders in design are incompetent and living in a dream. the production dept is a joke ,they have exhausted most of the relationship with the current vendors. more generals then soldiers. I would really look closely at the creative director to see if they really have a strategy to move forward ,rather than collecting their fat checks. the deadweights that no longer contribute in design is a waste of money ,energy and productivity. you really need to see if they are stepping up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making people drink on the job is not going to solve the problem or make you look like you have a great culture.
    I would not be surprised if someone would sue the company ,if they were pulled over for a dui or they had an accident or alcohol lead incidents? anyways,it's not cool to drink on the job... come up with a game plan, It would be a miracle to turn the company around . whatever you are doing is not working so, lets see what happens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Product Development

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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.

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