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American Apparel Reviews

Updated March 13, 2019
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  • "horrible upper management as of recently" (in 60 reviews)

  • "should give more allowance since u have to wear AA head to toe" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    learning experience, team work, paid time off

    Cons

    pay raise tend to be late


  2. "Inventory management"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience for everyone involved

    Cons

    Long hours and mandatory overtime. Health care was based out of California.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Not considerate about hours"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Cool store and clothes. Liked my colleagues

    Cons

    Had class at 2:30 pm which I was very clear about and they still scheduled me to work at that time, kept getting mad I was late


  4. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    A health clinic in the building and no copay

    Cons

    Low pay and no growth


  5. "Inventory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Ontario, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Pay, coworker, fun, friendly customers

    Cons

    Constant change in management


  6. "Horrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creativity and flexibility. Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Horrible sexist culture. A company run by a bunch of 20 year olds


  7. "Horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A laid back environment for the most part.

    Cons

    One of the worst companies I've ever worked for. Inexperienced upper management, constant theft, inconsistency across the board and completely unprofessional from both hourly and salary employees. No surprise they shut down.

  8. "Nice for what"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Apparel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wow fits to wear and yeah

    Cons

    $2 chips we're not worth it at machine.


  9. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Backstock Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Backstock Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    40% discount but everything was still overpriced, you're required to wear their clothes at work so half you paycheck goes there

    Cons

    Verbally abusive manager, condescending attitude, no makeup allowed


  10. "Great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Great people, most of the people I met there I still am friends with

    Cons

    Horrible pay and district management