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American Apparel Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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Found 955 reviews

3.3
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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
Chelsea Grayson
73 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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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at American Apparel

      Pros

      good discount, nice people and managers

      Cons

      most of the employees were very young

      American Apparel2019-01-08
    • "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
      • "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
      • "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
      • "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
      • "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
      • "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
      • "American Apparel Sales Associate"

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        Former Employee - 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
      • "Worse People the Higher Up You Go"

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        Former Employee - Inventory Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
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        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
      • "It was okay"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

          Pros

          Free clothing Minimal expectations Great discount

          Cons

          Horrible management Bad hours Felt under appreciated l

          American Apparel2018-05-12
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