American Apparel Reviews

Updated 25 Jan 2021

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3.3
65%
Recommend to a Friend
46%
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American Apparel CEO Chelsea Grayson
Chelsea Grayson
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "great clothe got a 50% discount and it was a vibe(in 108 reviews)

  • "fun, team, flexible, free clothes, uniform(in 105 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "sales associate / key holder"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a 50% discount, as well as seasonal "uniform" given twice a year (bundle of clothes from online catalogue) got to work with great people and had knowledge regarding new styles

    Cons

    Being full time I had 9 hour shifts with only one unpaid hour break, no 15 mins. Had to wear American Apparel head to toe - no crazy hair colours or visible piercings

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  2. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Stock Assistant 

    I worked at American Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Good company good staff Zy

    Cons

    Pay is low for the position


  3. "Love"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  4. "Lovely place to work at."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. "AA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  6. "Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Very poor organization"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Sales assistant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Why do all good things come to an end"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  10. "Store manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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