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Updated Dec 24, 2021

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Found 1,031 of over 1,047 reviews

3.0
79%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
Chelsea Grayson
91 Ratings
Pros
  • "great clothe got a 50% discount and it was a vibe(in 108 reviews)

  • "Selling good quality/sweatshop free clothes(in 106 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No direction from upper management(in 64 reviews)

  • "Had to wear American Apparel head to toe - no crazy hair colours or visible piercings(in 50 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Jan 25, 2021 - Cashier in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Friendly coworkers Cute merchandise Good discount in clothes

      Cons

      Low wages Commission was stingy Company ethics were questionable

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      It was a good job to teach you basic sales and how to run a team.

      Dec 24, 2021 - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Teaches you how to go for a sale. Help any customer from Higher luxury shoppers to bargain shoppers.

      Cons

      A lot of the management HR did not support District managers or Store Managers.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales

      Dec 10, 2021 - Sales 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Discounts were pretty good mostly

      Cons

      Atmosphere was very toxic at times

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      great company

      Dec 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great company to work for

      Cons

      no cons, loved it. great company

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great

      Nov 1, 2021 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Employee discount, pretty flexible hours, a great work environment

      Cons

      Pay was low Had to wear American apparel head to toe

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      American Apparel

      Nov 1, 2021 - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      work with very laid back, stylish people

      Cons

      low pay for all employees

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

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      Oct 31, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good first job while in hs/ college

      Cons

      Pay was not great a little over min wage

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      reasonable

      Sep 25, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good process at interview stage

      Cons

      unethical company- little respect for employees

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Work in progress

      Sep 3, 2021 - Fleet Coordinator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Ability to move up the corporate ladder.

      Cons

      The company has gone through chapter 11, twice.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great perks strict rules

      Aug 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very clean and organized. Most of the team was friendly, and great employee discounts

      Cons

      Strict rules on dress code, had to always wear 3 or more articles of AA clothing. Men couldn’t wear plain T shirts, had to have a collar and or pocket.

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    American Apparel Reviews FAQs

    American Apparel has an overall rating of 3 out of 5, based on over 1,047 reviews left anonymously by employees. 79% of employees would recommend working at American Apparel to a friend and 35% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -16% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, American Apparel employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at American Apparel. This rating has decreased by -13% over the last 12 months.

    79% of American Apparel employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated American Apparel 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at American Apparel to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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