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American Apparel Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
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  • horrible upper management as of recently (in 53 reviews)

  • Low pay, no security high turnover rate (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Best place ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    no cons at the moment


  2. "associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    plenty of good people to work with, not strict management, good location, good atmosphere, good coworkers, lots to learn, good ethics

    Cons

    not much structure, direction changes every week, instability at higher level, lower than average pay, went bankrupt

    Advice to Management

    pay more hourly per person, reward hard work and results, build stronger structure and better practices, agree on direction


  3. "HQ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Room to grow in the company

    Cons

    No work life balance


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  5. "Safety & Health Corporate Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety & Health Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Safety & Health Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Not organized, lack of structure

    Advice to Management

    Keep the hard work


  6. "best job for people who love clothing and want to work in a chill environment!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount is 50% you get 70% off your first 2 weeks and an allowance twice a month!

    Cons

    The store is closing and I am so sad! I will miss this job so much! The only cons were that it got slow sometimes and in a low volume store it can get boring unless you're good at keeping busy!

    Advice to Management

    Wish you the best! RIP AA


  7. "Production Planning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    -Great people, open table communication

    Cons

    -Old building, location, and old scary elevators


  8. "AA"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great please to work at. Lots of friendly people.

    Cons

    No room for promotions unless someone leaves.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Alright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Casual place to be at

    Cons

    Very unorganized and too political


  10. "Keyholder"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discount, amazing group of coworkers (at some locations)

    Cons

    Shady company, shady higher ups (district), terrible pay for a retail position let alone a management position, hires based on looks


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity.
    Great Experience
    Great History

    Cons

    Childish Store Employees
    Dramatic Employees
    Dramatic On Site Doctor
    Sad to see it go.



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