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American Apparel Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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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. "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

  3. "Mediocre College Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clothing budget for each season. Travel expenses paid. Flexible Schedule. Cool co workers.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Lots of drama.

    Advice to Management

    It was what it was. Fun party vibe. No advice.


  4. "Sold employees out to maximize bonuses and sold company to Gildan"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -cute clothes
    -fun workplace
    -free parking
    -free clothes (sometimes)
    -dog-friendly work space

    Cons

    -low salaries
    -laid off A LOT of workers without severance to make the company attractive to buyers...who then laid off practically everyone else


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stipend each quarter, incentives for good performance

    Cons

    The store I worked at was closed


  6. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good discount. 50% off for employees

    Cons

    should give more allowance since u have to wear AA head to toe


  7. "It's Not As Bad As You Think"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made a lot of great friends and learned how to deal with seriously strict management and unhappy customers.

    Cons

    Cult-like. If you're not viewed as "one of them," then it's not a great work environment and you'd likely quit.

  8. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    Good people to work with
    Lots of travel opportunities with this position

    Cons

    Toxic upper management
    Promotions given without merit
    Harassment heavy environment


  9. "Great Company for Early Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Staff that cares about others.
    Great Discounts
    Free clothes
    Management seeks to open doors for employees
    Strong social message seen top to bottom

    Cons

    Limited room for growth
    Poor company outlook


  10. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Discount on apparel. Overtime payments.

    Cons

    low rate hourly. Management changes frequently.