American Apparel Employee Reviews about "50 discount"

Updated Oct 21, 2020

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Pros
  • "great clothe got a 50% discount and it was a vibe(in 108 reviews)

  • "Selling good quality/sweatshop free clothes(in 106 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "No direction from upper management(in 64 reviews)

  • "Had to wear American Apparel head to toe - no crazy hair colours or visible piercings(in 50 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun for retail

      Jun 9, 2014 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Trendy update to fashion, 50% discount, chill young coworkers, very fun

      Cons

      Some lack of professionalism from managers and mod, little room for growth, self-entitlement

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Superficial but good benefits

      Feb 8, 2017 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Seasonal wardrobe packages 50% discount on all American Apparel merchandise Flexible hours and easy shift switching

      Cons

      Very superficial Catty atmosphere High turnover Managers tend to play favourites amongst employees Most people are hired for looks

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Avoid, unless you can handle a shallow work environment

      Nov 6, 2016 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free clothing (Fall/Spring) 50% off discount Some coworkers are friendly

      Cons

      Not enough hours Cares too much about appearance Very shallow management Not being able to book time off

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good temporary job for student

      Sep 24, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Your co-workers are an awesome young bunch who making standing for hours fun. You get 50% discount, which is quite significant if you like the clothes and shop there frequently. Sometimes you get free stuff. The manager on your shift will make a little game as a sale incentive. Sometimes we have theme days where you have to wear a certain colour or feature a certain item. If you couldn't make a shift, you can ask people from other stores to fill in for you. The managers at my store were very considerate for the workers who were under 18 years old. They never let them close the store so that they got home earlier.

      Cons

      I noticed that there was a high rotation of employees (many people come and go). For those of us closing the store, we weren't sure when we would be allowed to leave. Some days are worse than others.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fun part-time job while in school

      Aug 8, 2014 - Key Holder in Kingston, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Made lots of friends. Lots of new products to be excited about every month. Our store hosted many "wine and cheese" type events - we were involved in the local scene and culture. Employee discount (50% off) can't be beat!

      Cons

      Everyone was afraid of senior management - high-up employees who would visit our store from LA or Montreal - they were too intimidating and never kind to lower-ranking employees. Perfect fill was also a nightmare.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst ever

      Sep 11, 2013 - Store Manager in Calgary, AB
      Recommend
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      Pros

      50% discount on clothes and thats it

      Cons

      awful company culture no life at all

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love the clothes, dislike the job

      Jul 6, 2013 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      50% discount Relaxed working atmosphere Flexible hours Free clothing package for employees

      Cons

      Unorganized management Little traffic in store, so shifts seem extremely long No training Minimum wage

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Ridiculous

      May 23, 2013 - In Store Merch in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      surprisingly lovely people 50% discount creative lenience in merchandising

      Cons

      wild turn over (six mass firings in 8 months) low pay ( minimum wage ) a lot of work ( was working 70 hrs a week at one point )

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      This is an exciting place to work, no doubt, but it can burn you out very quickly if you let it

      Aug 22, 2012 - Back Stock Coordinator in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      50% Discount Lots of room for growth/promotion Staff Camaraderie Ample hours and often ample overtime if you want it Entertaining

      Cons

      Dov Charney Forced overtime Disorganization and confusion around head office directives Rushed and unclear training Sexism I feel like if one stays with this company too long, they might never be able to shake the unprofessional attitude that is fostered by the American Apparel culture.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good while it lasted

      Aug 6, 2012 - Stock Associate in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get an awesome 50% off discount, and there's employee specials now and then. You get a free package when you're hired, one for summer and one for winter. The environment was really good when I got hired, it was a fun place to work. It's the perfect job if you want to work for a couple of months.

      Cons

      It was a really stressful job. Literally a person a week got fired. It's not even because you're doing a bad job, it's because they hire so many people every month. If you don't fit in the mold, or your sells are not good enough, or simply because they don't like you at the fullest, you'll get fired. Recently, they started to cut back hours, and fire more employees. You're either alone with the manager on the sales floor or working by yourself if you're a stock associate employee. Working there was really fun at first, but I had to quit after 7 months since the job was so lame and stressful. Every person I got to like found himself get fired one after the other. Wasn't cool, man.

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