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American Apparel Reviews

Updated 14 Jan 2020

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3.4
59%
Recommend to a Friend
28%
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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
Chelsea Grayson
76 Ratings
Pros
  • "50% discount on all American Apparel merchandise(in 107 reviews)

  • "fun, team, flexible, free clothes, uniform(in 104 reviews)

Cons
  • "horrible upper management as of recently(in 61 reviews)

  • "Low pay, no commission unless you make past a certain sales goal(in 40 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great team!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Worked with amazing people. Very flexible company.

    Cons

    Executives at the parent company changed a lot and many were incompetent.

    American Apparel2017-03-01
  2. "good discount"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder 

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you genuinely like the brand and clothes. 50% discount was great. made some good friends there - lots of like minded people.

    Cons

    low pay, bad management.

    American Apparel2019-09-01
  3. "Press Officer"

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    Key Holder in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at American Apparel for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to move up the ladder. Worked with fun creative people.

    Cons

    Progression was based on looks.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on abilities rather than brand fit of employees.

    American Apparel2017-03-16
  4. "Good ethos, but poor execution"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training, great opportunities to grow with the company, good discounts and okay wage rates (above minimum wage). Good lateral management system which means any employee could get in contact with HO (including Dov) at any time. Very different experience from store to store.

    Cons

    In the store I worked in there was a very male-centric attitude to senior management (which has since changed), the staff were very cliquey and I encountered various instances of bullying and discrimination/ favoritism by management, which included paying some members of staff at different rates despite having the same job description and working the same hours.

    American Apparel2013-02-07
  5. "Terrible Management & Communication"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great discount on clothes. Laid-back dress code and ability to bring dogs.

    Cons

    Communication is terrible. False production timelines were given nonstop which burned bridges with customers. Management only cared about themselves. Terrible compensation.

    Advice to Management

    When problems arise, listen to what your employees have to say & contribute.

    American Apparel2020-01-15
  6. "In charge of day to day task"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager 

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Great job loved all aspects of it

    Cons

    retail has its down times but not much

    American Apparel2019-12-06
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Stock Assistant 

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Good company good staff Zy

    Cons

    Pay is low for the position

    American Apparel2019-12-06
  8. "Interesting Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you love to sell

    Cons

    Emphasis on selling can cause a hostile environment

    American Apparel2019-12-02
  9. "Terrible"

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

    I worked at American Apparel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good discount and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Unorganized and inappropriate work environment

    Advice to Management

    Quit

    American Apparel2019-12-14
  10. "Love"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    It went into liquidation

    American Apparel2019-10-29
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