American Apparel Employee Reviews about "free clothes"

Updated May 3, 2021

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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, less than 1 year

      It was okay

      May 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free clothing Minimal expectations Great discount

      Cons

      Horrible management Bad hours Felt under appreciated l

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Good for the free clothes, bad for everything else.

      May 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lots of free clothes. Seasonal "packages"

      Cons

      management pay people Creepy owner send your pics

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good way to learn French in Montreal

      Oct 25, 2016 - Sales Associate in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free clothing, good way to practice French in Montreal

      Cons

      Really strict dress code policies, emails come from head office in LA and apply to all stores (ie requiring us to leave the door open in -30 degree weather in Montreal), over-hiring and then firing 5 people at the same time

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    4. 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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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun, easy but unstable

      Sep 2, 2016 - Keyholder/Stock Associate in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great part-time job while you're in school. Lots of fun, very easy, small sales goals, free clothes

      Cons

      Company is very unorganized, lots of theft, management is either your best friend or enemy, too many responsibilities or none at all, difficult to get raises

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Sales associate

      Jun 29, 2016 - Sales Associate - American Apparel in Mont-Royal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, free clothes, great music

      Cons

      Constantly working, commission, sales are all they matter

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Worst job I've ever had

      Mar 9, 2016 - Sales Associate - American Apparel in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free clothes, good discount, nothing else.

      Cons

      Bad management, high sales goals, bad work environment (bullying). It depends on which store you work at but the one where I was was horrible and mean. After 2 weeks I couldn't take it any more.

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Not worth the clothes

      Oct 14, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employees to work with. Somewhat of a flexible schedule. Free clothes.

      Cons

      This is the worst company I have worked for. The management structure is horrible from head office to district managers. Everyone is immature and unqualified.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Sales Associate, Employee trainer

      May 12, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is fun job to have while you are at school. You meet fun people and can have fun. You can move up too if you are serious about it. You get free clothing too in addition to employee discount sometimes.

      Cons

      Sometimes you feel like not everyone's voice is heard. the wage is low. I had to go in every Sunday for an inventory count.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      O.K First Job

      Jan 19, 2015 - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - flexible work schedule that accommodates students with busy schedules - decent work hours - x amount of free clothes when you're hired to promote company's clothes - reasonable employee discount

      Cons

      - you must wear head-to-toe all American Apparel clothes at all times (very strict) - long closing shifts (sometimes until 1-2am) - rude manager

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