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American Apparel Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 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)

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  1. "Love"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    It went into liquidation

    American Apparel2019-10-29
  2. "Lovely place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    50% Discount ! Flexible

    Cons

    N/A loved working there

    American Apparel2019-10-18
  3. "AA"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Great team, discount and clothes

    Cons

    Salaries were very low for everyone working in the shops

    American Apparel2019-08-27
  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Apparel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun, team, flexible, free clothes, uniform

    Cons

    stressful, nothing else really to say

    American Apparel2019-06-16
  5. "Very poor organization"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Discounts on clothes and quarterly social events

    Cons

    Poor communication and lack of direction

    American Apparel2019-06-06
  6. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Staff discount Shop in town, so I didn't have to travel too much. Selling good quality/sweatshop free clothes

    Cons

    Minimum wage Can be stressful, especially when it gets to sales season

    American Apparel2019-04-12
  7. "Why do all good things come to an end"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people, and some diversity

    Cons

    big egos coming from HO

    American Apparel2019-02-21
  8. "Store manager"

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

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    People were motivated and fun. The UK head office team were incredibly hard working.

    Cons

    The head office in LA were totalitarian.

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    American Apparel2018-02-02
  9. "Laid back work environment (for the most part)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Apparel part-time

    Pros

    Laid back friendly staff for the most part

    Cons

    noticed some racial profiling amongst co workers, Managers treated sales associate like property one of my coworkers was throwing up sick with the flue and was forced to forced to work anyways, she risked getting fired if she did not come in.

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    American Apparel2018-01-22
  10. "Very"

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    I worked at American Apparel

    Pros

    discounts great team members Decent pay rate in London

    Cons

    lack of organisation among management

    American Apparel2017-12-18
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