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American Apparel Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Internal promotion
    You learn so much about fabric and how retail truly functions
    Amazing values

    Cons

    No hours
    Terrible image due to previous lawsuits

    Advice to Management

    The current management was doing an amazing job


  2. "Key holder"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Topanga, CA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Topanga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing staff and good hours

    Cons

    moving on up is impossible

    Advice to Management

    management should be more involved in retail stores

  3. "Picker"

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    Former Employee - California in La Mirada, CA
    Former Employee - California in La Mirada, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its good with hours and fun co workers loved every one there i miss them

    Cons

    None picking at little things

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work , stop picking for one mistake when the whole picture there doing good😂


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    "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rialto, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity.
    Great Experience
    Great History

    Cons

    Childish Store Employees
    Dramatic Employees
    Dramatic On Site Doctor
    Sad to see it go.


  5. "American Apparel"

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    Current Employee - Keyholder in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Amazing work enviroment. Have made strong friendships and we get a 50% off discount statewide on our clothes, i'm going to truly miss it.

    Cons

    There truly havent been many

    Advice to Management

    Theyre great to me, never disrespected me in any way.


  6. "Planning"

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    Former Employee - Planning in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Planning in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management team is very involved with employees.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


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    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to maximize your potential for growth. If you're willing to work hard for it with American Apparel opportunity will come your way.

    Cons

    Unsure of the new management's vision for the brand. Unsure of the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the brand.

  8. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young company, innovative, flexible. Like-minded staff and positive environment. Ability to transfer and relocate. High turn-over leads to room for growth.

    Cons

    Below average pay for management compared to other retailers.


  9. "Great place to Start!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Backstock in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Backstock in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Express yourself comfortably, assist and assert your styling creativity, discounts (50-75%), free allowance, free clothes, contests, friends/coworkers, feel proud of an ethical company, flexible scheduling, promotions are great,

    Cons

    poor communication between manager/keyholder/associate, intimidating authority, scheduling can be awkward, wearing head to toe AA (depends on location), can be clique-y

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and positive and encourage interaction across all positions, otherwise, keep it up!


  10. "Improving by the day!"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm all about the new american apparel and believing in it. The new management in the LA area has drastically approved as well as who is being placed in the stores. Discount is great and lots of fun bonuses/incentives if your store does well or if you win contests. If you have a healthy team, it's a healthy environment. I've worked at a few different stores, all with different moods and auras. District Management communication is better than ever as well.

    Cons

    Hours have been cut for other employees below Store Managers which sucks but is understandable.Hard for employees to get a raise at times. Bad seeds who still worship Dov :(

    Advice to Management

    Keep going strong LA region :)


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