Questions and Answers about American Apparel

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What is the work environment and culture like at American Apparel?


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Work environment is bad all you see inside are shelves and boxes its dusty inside and very hot, sooner or later when you start working there you will start dreaming about boxes lol

Answered - PICKER - SHIPPING & RECEIVING (Former Employee) - Los Angeles, CA

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The work environment is very stressful and unprofessional

Answered - Machine Operator (Current Employee) - Opp, AL

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Amazing a lot of friendly people

Answered - Environmental Health & Safety Administrator (Former Employee) - Los Angeles, CA

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Focused highly on outward appearance as opposed to job performance. The company also had NO harassment policy and terrible HR.

Answered - Stock Associate (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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• fast paced
• sales based

Answered - Store Manager (Current Employee) - New York, NY

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Relatively friendly, everyone shares a common bond over the love of the product and the people hired all seem to have interests and goals in common. I found that the senior employees and management jobs (managers, keyholders etc) treated the other employees like pack mules at times. On quite a few occasions I found myself pulling more than my fair share of weight. I also noticed that the senior staff and management seemed totally alright with that as they would be chatting or texting behind the counter. The people that came in to shop were generally friendly and It was fun to engage with customers so that made me passionate about working here as well as some friendly coworkers.

Answered - Customer service, sales associate (Former Employee) - Cherry Hill, NJ

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Very relaxed but you learn a lot about selling, visual merchandising, and product knowledge.

Answered - Key Holder/Visual Merchandiser (Current Employee) - Honolulu, HI

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It was a fun environment until it change owner

Answered - Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) - Los Angeles, CA

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Different but productive

Answered - Maintenance Crew (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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I met all of my friends there.

Answered - Visual Merchandising Manager (Former Employee) - New York, NY

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