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"Cool company but not doing so great financially"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Freedom, cool environment,USA made products, 50% off retail

Cons

hipsters, politics, low pay, bad part of town HQ

Other Employee Reviews for American Apparel

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Back Stock Associate"

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    Current Employee - Backstock Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Backstock Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% discount and a $190 allowence every 6 months

    Cons

    I applied for the Sales Associate position and they put me in back stock. Afterwards, I researched many articles on the company and there are so many negative reviews about the CEO, Dov. American Apparel is racist company. Mostly, all the people who work in back stock are black. Maybe one or two black people work on the sales floor and if there is any white people in back stock; it is because there isn’t any room on the sales floor.

    The people that work in back stock are the hardest working people at the store. Yes, I am a part-time employee and I work harder than the full time employees on the sales floor. I work in the hot basement of the store. Back stock people can't take a full hour break like sales associates can. We have to wear all American Apparel clothing which doesn’t make any sense because we are in the basement. It is so unorganized. No one explained anything to me when I started working there. I would have to ask for my employee numbers, my email account, and my allowance. The work schedule is emailed to us through the American Apparel email accounts they give us. I have yet to receive it so every week I have to get it from someone else.

    I would not recommend this job to anyone!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your how you run your business. What happened to code of ethics?


  2. "Sometimes you like it, but most of the time you don't"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, allowances and benefits.
    Interaction with some very cool people and helpful in forming new contacts.
    Chill work environment, most of the time.

    Cons

    Disorganized management with people who have no experience in retail other than AA.
    Management has a weakness for high school drama, which makes sense since most of the employees are still in high school.
    Workload and criticism is difficult to endure when hours are long and pay is low.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire people who know what they are doing and not because they are attractive.
    Also, recognize the lower employees who can really contribute to this company and stop dismissing those who aren't apart of corporates "cool club".

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