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"Decent"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami Beach, FL
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami Beach, FL
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

-Awesome pay for people without experience (I started at 9.00/hour)
-50% off
-Very slack
-Dress up really funky every day for work
-Free stuff
-$180 allowance per season
-Cool coworkers

Cons

-Immature management
-A lot of theft (both inside and outside)
-Store gets messy easily
-Stay late
-HORRIBLE district manager

Advice to Management

I think the American Apparel management needs to grow up. Not so much the managers and asst. managers, but the district managers are horrible. They're very snobby and condescending. I think overall, they just need to focus on the good of the store while still encouraging their staff.

Other Employee Reviews for American Apparel

  1. "It's a job, not a career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Great Discount
    *Cool college job
    *Fun co-workers
    *meet cool people
    *fairly easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    *work>pay not compensated for
    *raises take way too long
    *management within the head offices need to chill
    *power trips seem to be the deal with most upper management
    *house cleaners come once a week...our job is to sell clothes, not swifter

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate those recently hired in management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great, only if you want to expand your wardrobe"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount and seasonal clothing allowances are definitely a plus.
    Plenty of room for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    You will most likely be overworked and underpaid
    Raises are few and far between
    Not very professional at the corporate level
    Work environment reminiscent of high school

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the same respect that you think you're entitled to. Everyone will benefit in the long run.

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