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American Apparel Overview

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Los Angeles, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Company - Public (APP)
Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
American Apparel wants you to be hip and comfortable inside and out. It designs and makes logo-free T-shirts, tank tops, yoga pants, and more for men, women, and children -- and does it all from its California factory, rather than exporting labor overseas. Brands include Classic ... Read more

American Apparel Reviews

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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
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    Former Employee - Backstock Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Backstock Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    American Apparel was a great place to work unfortunately they went bankrupt and all retail employees lost their jobs

    Cons

    Everyone lost their jobs, so that is a big con.

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American Apparel Photos

American Apparel photo of: Headquarter offices of American Apparel in Los Angeles, California, also the main factory. (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.2)
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American Apparel Interviews

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Apparel (Santa Monica, CA).

    Interview

    After getting an email for a set time, I went into the apparel store and sit in a folding chair between racks and then you answer a few questions. It was very casual and only took a few minutes of chatting with the manager and sales clerk.

    Interview Questions

    • After getting an email for a set time, I went into the apparel store and sit in a folding chair between racks and then you answer a few questions. Ask about experience with store and look over resume.   1 Answer
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