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American Apparel Reviews

Updated Sep 1, 2019

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3.3
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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
Chelsea Grayson
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "50% discount on all American Apparel merchandise(in 105 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 39 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    I worked at American Apparel

    Pros

    good discount, nice people and managers

    Cons

    most of the employees were very young

    American Apparel2019-01-08
  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Working in a team environment.

    Cons

    keeping up with competitive sale rates

    American Apparel2019-07-17
  3. "okey"

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    Former Employee - Junior Accounting Clerk 

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    friendly stuff, good environment, just ok

    Cons

    none so far.....everything is ok

    American Apparel2019-07-04
  4. "Fun company and atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Manager in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    quick growth, friendly co workers, trust

    Cons

    disorganized, quick turnover, communication skills not great

    American Apparel2019-05-21
  5. "Sales Associate at American Apparel"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - clothing discount - friendly work environment

    Cons

    - the most unorganised - late nights doing inventory counts - unrealistic sales goals

    Advice to Management

    be more organised

    American Apparel2019-03-14
  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    clothing allowance/ discount was great, people were generally nice to work with

    Cons

    high turnover of employees, management did not seem to care much for the well being of workers

    American Apparel2019-01-22
  7. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    - commission - own decision making

    Cons

    - not structured well - not enough training - not enough support from HQ

    Advice to Management

    need more training and coaching

    American Apparel2018-12-19
  8. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly coworkers great discount freedom to express yourself

    Cons

    everyone working was terrified of district managers etc disorganized bosses seemed clueless

    American Apparel2019-01-02
  9. "American Apparel Sales Associate"

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    Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel for more than a year

    Pros

    Super relaxed environment, probably the easiest place that I will ever work at. Free clothes every season, nice discount, close knit staff.

    Cons

    Lack of hours + sometimes I would be the only person working in the entire store.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more than two people during peak times.

    American Apparel2018-07-18
  10. "Worse People the Higher Up You Go"

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

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

    Pros

    At store level, the majority of associates were great people and became good friends.

    Cons

    Higher level management were largely unsupportive, rude, irrational & in all honesty, poor managers. They spoke down to anybody under their pay grade and had little regard for basic social etiquette. Very much a "who you know, not what you know" kind of company.

    Advice to Management

    Company went down in flames due in large part to terrible decision making at the highest levels. Got what they deserved.

    American Apparel2018-07-21
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