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True Religion Brand Jeans Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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True Religion Brand Jeans CEO John Ermatinger
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Pros
  • Great discount and employee incentives for top sellers (in 30 reviews)

  • Great work environment and excellent coworker dynamic (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Everybody looks out for themselves resulting in no room for growth or the ability to advance in areas you would like to learn (in 8 reviews)

  • Terrible Pay unless your a manage, No room to go up unless you leave to a different store (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyable!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at True Religion Brand Jeans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment
    Fun interactions with clients

    Cons

    Salary manager working over 40hrs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at True Religion Brand Jeans part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They work with you and your Availability . Great at promoting with in the company .

    Cons

    Retail hours can be a bit much sometimes.


  3. "Floor Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Sales Representative in Buckhead, GA
    Current Employee - Floor Sales Representative in Buckhead, GA

    I have been working at True Religion Brand Jeans part-time

    Pros

    Fun. Fast. Entertaining. Engaging.Cooperative.Freedom to Growth and Learn.

    Cons

    Tedious refolding. Customers attitudes and opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing of importance.


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  5. "Was top salesman since first day on the job and after three months became fed up with the same subpar treatment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabeth, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at True Religion Brand Jeans part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount is phenomenal. Best you will ever receive, all I am gonna say. It depends where you work though. Try to stay away from outlet.

    Cons

    Depends where you work. If you apply to work in a hostile outlet mall, would steer in other direction. Look for retail.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay to outlet employees.


  6. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at True Religion Brand Jeans part-time

    Pros

    Really good discount on clothes

    Cons

    Lots of changes when company went public


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best Family I Ever!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at True Religion Brand Jeans part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced traffic in store if you work at known flag ship locations. Amazing discount! Commission & store uniform was always fun. First grabs on new collections for the season...Great way to interact with true lovers of the brand and I LOVED every client I made!!!!!

    Cons

    Commission only looked good when you topped your SPH/UPT/ADS goals weekly if you didn't you wouldn't see much from having commission. When it's a slow day it's extremely slow. Use that time to educate on new product or contact clients. Really no room to grow within the company for part-time.

    Advice to Management

    Give part time employees that have worked with the company for a consistent 2 years+ opportunities towards taking on more lead roles!


  8. Helpful (11)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at True Religion Brand Jeans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is filled with some amazing, talented people.

    The offices are gorgeous and an awesome work environment. The location is great as well.

    There is so much potential in this company if it's course is corrected.

    I would return if there were some major changes to how things are run at the top tiers.

    Cons

    Those amazing, talented people are constantly asked to do asinine things by out-of-touch senior management and then are criticized for executing as asked.

    The current CEO is an improvement over the old one, but many of the other senior executives are engaged in a big ego contest, jockeying for political positioning, and undercutting each other to pursue their own agenda, rather than operating in the interest of the company, the employees, or the customers. They don't listen to their own team in their respective areas of expertise and don't give leaders ownership of their areas of accountability.

    Senior management doesn't own up to the decisions they make - people are constantly being thrown under the bus. They repeatedly promote the people who are able to dazzle them with sound bytes and impressive-sounding but irrelevant metrics and acronyms, and overlook the strongest talent.

    The company is extremely out of touch with the current market - they are selling an off-style, inferior quality, off-trend product and calling it "premium" simply because they are setting the price too high. Other, cooler brands are selling better product for less. Expensive doesn't mean premium.

    HR is clueless and people at all levels from store associates up to C level executives are routinely let go same-day, with no notice. Talent is overlooked and social climbers are promoted.

    They recently laid off about 25% of the company so it's not a good prospect for employment unless you're desperate.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a new, more relevant, cooler product offering. Get someone with a stronger vision to evolve the product and brand instead of spitting out a different version of the same product over and over. It needs to be radically different and fresh but also true to the brand's roots.

    Stop relying on stitching and pocket flaps and embellishment which are repulsive and develop a new product which is going to excite new customers. Invest in quality fabrics and fabrication instead of cheap denim with too much stretch.

    Approach the business as if it were a startup, because it basically is.

    Cut the product line to 1/4 of what it currently is - do fewer things but do them better.

    Divest as much of the real estate as possible and write off the loss - at least 1/2 of the stores are dead weight and upgrading them to a new look and feel would be far too expensive.

    Listen to your employees - the board of directors and C-level are tone deaf and are out of touch with the market, the customer and the company.


  9. "True chronicles"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co- Manager in Richland, SC
    Current Employee - Co- Manager in Richland, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at True Religion Brand Jeans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Chill company- customer support was very cooperative and helpful. DM very interactive and aware of company. Moving up was also obtainable as long as you worked hard and had experience

    Cons

    Retail as a whole demands too much from their employees with few to none incentives or rewards. If you want your company to abide to policies then be consistent. The safety of our company became questionable with theft issues and the company not concerned about having security.

    Advice to Management

    Speak up! Questions or concerns shouldn't go unnoticed and make sure u have a dedicated, productive, motivated management team


  10. "Decent retail job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Organized company, good pay for retail.

    Cons

    Strict corporate rules and regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Make more enticing sales competitions to keep up morale.


  11. "Awful Pay"

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    Former Employee - Keyholders in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Keyholders in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at True Religion Brand Jeans (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company offers great training material and the employee discount of 70% off is great. Hour sales associates got up to $200 limit each months don keyholders/managers could purchase up to $400 per month.

    Cons

    The pay is awful. As a full time employee, I was making around $340 per week after taxes ect. I even sold the most in the store and my commission was around $200 per month. No one can live off that. Sad that a company can't even pay their employees a decent wage. Whataburger starts their employees off at $11 an hour! And as a keyholders in a billion dollar Jean company, I was making less than that!!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a more decent wage is the only advice I have. I would have stayed with the company but I picked up a serving job at a high end restaurant with half the responsibilities and made almost 4x that.


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