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American Apparel Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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  • horrible upper management as of recently (in 59 reviews)

  • Forced to wear clothes head to toe (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Not the worst"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Ventura, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, free quarterly clothing allowance.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management, unorganized company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go bankrupt? Oh - too late.


  2. "ok"

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

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    lots of growth opportunity and fun people

    Cons

    hectic work schedule, hard long hours

  3. "fun job"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Keyholder in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun coworkers, nice boss, 50% discount

    Cons

    dov charney was scary and insulting to many of the ladies when he came into the store

    Advice to Management

    store management was great


  4. "Will Miss Working Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Great team, clothing is good quality and ethically produced.

    Cons

    Culture of indifference now that the company is closing down


  5. "Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    70% off your first two weeks, practically free clothes. Employees were super chill.

    Cons

    Assistant Manager and Manager at the Lincoln Road location are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the company, you've ruined it.


  6. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good clothing discount for staff

    Cons

    Unprofessional, laziness, power issues, stupidity

    Advice to Management

    Clean it up. Hire a new manager. The manager sets the tone for the attitude and work ethic of the staff.


  7. "Key Holder"

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

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Quick promotions, chill manager, fun music

    Cons

    Inconsistent employee policies, inefficient management of employees

    Advice to Management

    Train employees more thoroughly on professionalism.

  8. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    met and worked with some cool people

    Cons

    poor leadership and decision making


  9. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great workers, and discounts on the clothing.

    Cons

    Very young and disorganized company overall.

    Advice to Management

    It was a nice ride... I'll definitely miss working for American Apparel.


  10. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    - can grow within the company
    - flexible with schedule before management roles

    Cons

    - working with associates who does not care for the company
    - can be overlooked


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