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American Apparel Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2017
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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
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  • horrible upper management as of recently (in 59 reviews)

  • Forced to wear clothes head to toe (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Not surprised they went under"

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

    Pros

    With all of the international and people, it was a great for-now job.

    Cons

    Low salaries. Super disorganised, run by children.


  2. "Crazy Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Get to meet amazing people, great benefits

    Cons

    Owner was a nightmare, completely disorganized, insane hours


  3. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy to grow with the company if you show potential.

    Cons

    Not enough management to delegate tasks, everything falls on you and not enough time to complete everything needed to get done.


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  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    opportunity for growth and responsibility

    Cons

    can be very competitive


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good discounts
    Fun environment

    Cons

    location closed down as well as other store locations


  7. "do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    discounts on clothing, that's about it

    Cons

    management and HQ are very irresponsible, did not pay the promised wage amount but did not get any compensation. urges sales associates to "sell" but keep only 1-2 employees on floor during peak hours to cut expenses.

    Advice to Management

    follow the law


  8. "Chill"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Got lucky with a great team
    - Can make commission

    Cons

    Spent too much time working (because I enjoyed it)

    Advice to Management

    None, they were great.


  9. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    fun, interesting people to work with, lots of freedom

    Cons

    not managed properly. run by favouritism. very minimal pay


  10. "It was good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Halifax, NS
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed management, employee discounts, bond with co-workers

    Cons

    company's portrayal in the media

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually fit the brand


  11. "Good for the free clothes, bad for everything else."

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

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    lots of free clothes. Seasonal "packages"

    Cons

    management
    pay
    people
    Creepy owner send your pics

    Advice to Management

    Stop testing people like they're disposable.


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