True Religion Apparel

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True Religion Apparel Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
88 Reviews
2.9
88 Reviews
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David Conn
11 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 6 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out great - went downhill with all the changes

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    70% discount. Taking bold risks.

    Cons

    New staff came/ coming in arrogant. Know-it-all attitude. Ready to "fix" everything and highly critical. Highly political climate. Fear culture came after the layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be reviewed by their staff so you can learn whether they are good managers. The reserved parking for managers is highly elitist...loose it! Too many of the mid level managers suck up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Be So Bold...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantastic DM leadership, professional environment.

    Cons

    Store managers don't run stores appropriately or according to policies. Commission is on the chopping block. No overtime permitted. Workload is unrealistic at times (numerous window displays, delayed merchandise deliveries, late arrivals, etc.). Regional is not a presence in the businesses - lingers in NY market and plays favorites. Over the last few years the company has become a political mess. Benefits are also from CA, so coverage is minimal unless you live in California.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store-level employees need to be compensated more fairly. Most employees will jump ship if commission is eliminated unless every employee receives at least a 25% wage increase. Create any opportunity at all for tenured sales associates, key holders & assistant managers to travel and/or partake in workshops to nurture talents and promote development form within.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Key holder

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Key Holder in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Discount
    Sales associates and some managers are very friendly and helpful
    Not a very competitive atmosphere, which is nice..I worked in all of the stores in NYC and the atmosphere is very negotiable, sales associates are respectful.

    Cons

    Most the store Managers are horribly disorganized and are a walking train wreck. They are mean, take their anger out on sales associates and honestly seem very bitter.
    The store is always understaffed, yet anyone barely gets any hours. most of the time they are in need of managers, yet hire a bunch of part time employees instead and give each over laughable hours .. Like 13 hours a week.
    the theft in the store is insane, the regional and store managers act as if we should rip the clothing out of the customers hands.. WHICH IS DANGEROUS! Always try to go by the handbook while addressing theft, the customers can be shady at these stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hate retail and are bitter about being 40 and not moving up in the company, go somewhere else.. You are ruining the environment for the staff. Also stop being cheap with promoting people to full time or key holder positions, you are letting great people go elsewhere for jobs,,and it's taking a toll.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    A company trying to grow and also keeping loyal to employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel part-time (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
  7.  

    Good Stay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA

    I worked at True Religion Apparel part-time (more than an 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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 (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

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