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American Apparel Reviews

Updated September 17, 2018
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  • "horrible upper management as of recently" (in 59 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no commission unless you make past a certain sales goal" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities, Made in America, control of running your own business

    Cons

    Hard work, small amount of hours, but are given to hard working employees


  2. "Okay place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Getting cheap and discounted clothes was great.

    Cons

    The company has many obvious problems.

  3. "Co-workers make the experience"

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    Former Employee - Backstock Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Backstock Associate in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at American Apparel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generally nice, young, and attractive staff
    Busyness comes and goes in waves

    Cons

    Poor management, managers can vary greatly, can be extremely anal or very relaxed but efficient
    Entitled customers
    Unethical leadership


  4. "Great co workers, loved selling clothes"

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    Former Employee - Caregiver in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Caregiver in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment able to express my artistic self

    Cons

    Poor pay, sometimes i felt customers were scared to be judged

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, be organized


  5. "Pearl Street Boulder American Apparel (Closed)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The location and hourly compensation.

    Cons

    Poor management on corporate's behalf (Hence, why it is now closed down).


  6. "Awesome Discount!!!"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount was half off!

    Cons

    Disorganized management, lack of communication, unclear expectations

    Advice to Management

    Please be more upfront about stockroom expecations


  7. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere, the discount, the cute clothes, and my co workers were great

    Cons

    I have no cons for them

  8. "Old AA"

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

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

    Pros

    - Tons of creative freedom
    - Always learning
    - Young environment
    - Free clothes

    Cons

    - Gildan bought and fired the entire workforce
    - The MadeInUSA pride of AA is now gone - now they have outsourced jobs....

    Advice to Management

    Quit being money hungry - keep jobs in the US - people were willing to pay higher prices to suppport the American Economy and AA


  9. "Good Place to Start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Great people who you can become great friends with.

    Cons

    Management basically hovers over every decision you make.

    Advice to Management

    Promote qualified people


  10. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cute clothes, GREAT discounts & stipend, cool coworkers.

    Cons

    Dov Charney is the CEO :/


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