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American Apparel Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "Eh, it is Retail after all."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Good for when you are working and in school.
    Good for younger workers.
    Discount on clothes.

    Cons

    Lots of standing around/ doing repetitive tasks.
    Lots of young inexperienced people.
    Only 15 min breaks depending on shift.

    Advice to Management

    Better Training!


  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. "Inventory Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, easy going, cool coworkers

    Cons

    They demand too much for the work


  4. "Out of business"

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    Former Employee - Shipping G in La Mirada, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping G in La Mirada, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the fast pace of the warehouse

    Cons

    Company went out of business

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "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😂


  6. "Struggle With Corporate Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    The team I worked with was wonderful

    Cons

    Corporate management took advantage of many employees time and work for their own gain


  7. "Online Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is a ok place to work to get some experience; get employee discount for AA clothes.

    Cons

    Not career growth opportunities; pay is low

  8. "Chill"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Super Chill work environment with low stress

    Cons

    Kind of boring, not much to do besides fold clothes.


  9. "Good riddance"

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    Former Employee - HNiC in New York, NY
    Former Employee - HNiC in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    Favoritism, unethical business practices, unprofessionalism, feigned comraderie, poor and sometimes unsafe/unhealthy work environment, unorganized management structure, etc, etc

    Advice to Management

    Have you played in traffic lately?


  10. "bad job for bad people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working with people your age

    Cons

    everything else you can imagine

    Advice to Management

    go bankrupt? check


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