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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
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  • "Some coworkers a great(in 73 reviews)
  • "Great people around your office and stores(in 69 reviews)
  • "Relaxed work environment, unless you know theres two of you working and 15 teenagers walk in at once.(in 23 reviews)
  • "Worked with great staff in stores.(in 20 reviews)
  • "Only pro I can think of is the 50% off discount and occasionally some free clothing.(in 19 reviews)

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Found 1,066 of over 1K reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Jan 3, 2023
      Former Employee
      CEO Approval
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      The company closed in 2016, but I worked there from 2005 - 2014. It was great to work. I was able to learn many skills and it helped me get grab jobs due to my skills ever since.


      Since we did everything in-house - sometimes projects would get dropped on us - the company was very face paced.

      1. 4.0
        Sep 21, 2023
        Account Manager
        Former Employee
        Los Angeles, CA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Awesome company everyone was really friendly


        Some of the coworkers were a bit racist

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      American Apparel has an overall rating of 2.4 out of 5, based on over 1,088 reviews left anonymously by employees. 21% of employees would recommend working at American Apparel to a friend and 7% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -20% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, American Apparel employees rate their compensation and benefits as 1.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at American Apparel. This rating has decreased by -46% over the last 12 months.

      21% of American Apparel employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated American Apparel 1.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.1 for culture and values and 2.1 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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      Josh Strutt

      Interested to know what the different types of renumeration packages are out there, along with salary: E.g., base salary + - Retirement/super contribution - # weeks leave / paid time off - # sick days - $$ signing bonus - $$ commission/ performance incentives based on perf. - $$ LTI's Be interesting to know what gets offered for those looking to negotiate packages


      Mariano Pala

      A few jobs applications I applied have been sitting for more than 2 months as active status. I even message some of the hiring managers that interviewed me. What is that even mean at this point?

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      UX Designer

      Anyone here interviewed for a designer or any other role at PwC? I just got a self recording video interview request and wanted to understand the process and difficulty level of the questions. Thanks!


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