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American Apparel Reviews

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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3.4
59%
Recommend to a Friend
28%
Approve of CEO
American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
Chelsea Grayson
75 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. "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. "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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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