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"Experience as Store Manger at American Apparel"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

There were lots of discounts and promotions for employees, For lower level employees there was a lot of flexibility with scheduling and they will work around school schedules.

Cons

Very disorganized. Communication between corporate in LA and the mangers was terrible, it was really hard to get ahold of corporate and they would not listen to the needs of the store. Mangers are underpaid and it was more like babysitting than managing. Too much drama nd not as much focus on runnning a profitable business.

Advice to Management

You need more higher management in each district. Pay your management teams more so you will get more qualified and experienced employees.

Other Employee Reviews for American Apparel

  1. "Boring job with little upward mobility...especially if you are not a clone."

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

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

    Pros

    50% discount off of AA merch + specials
    30% off multi-brand
    free glasses frames + $50 rebate on lenses
    amazing health insurance for FT
    fun styles

    Cons

    hard to get FT
    company hates giving out raises
    extremely cliquey
    intense favoritism for promotions
    most styles do not fit girls over a size M or L
    most styles do not fit guys over a size L
    blatant sexism
    sales associates start at $9 regardless of experience
    some stores are generally picky about which of their styles you wear
    only $180 clothing allowance (discount does not apply) per 6 months
    contests tend to pick similar winners and no reward for innovation
    you will hear lots of stories about how disgusting Dov Charney can be
    little to no training on how to make sales/customer service
    LOTS of petty high school drama
    Cashiers paid more than sales associates

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so concerned with with just image. Treat your employees with respect and encourage great customer service...your sales will go up and you won't have as high of a turnover rate


  2. "Great but also undefined."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free clothes, and great discount, competitive pay, creative work environment, easy to move up and beautiful people.

    Cons

    Overworked in the summertime and understaffed, Boxes will be the end of your life if not finished before the end of your shift, also corporate people when they come try to be too cool for school when they are just mildy attractive people who make 40 grand or less a year.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the amount of workers, and lower some of the expectations.

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