I have worked at American Apparel as a part time Key Holder for a little over 2 years and what I loved most was how flexible it was whenever something unexpected came up. My managers worked with me to figure out who can cover my shift anytime I needed it, train me on anything I needed more help with, and whenever I was manager on duty and I was having an issue, they were a quick phone call away. The management itself could be unorganized sometimes, but that was out of the store managers' hands. We follow what we're told by Corporate managers, but there would be times where there isn't enough communication.
While I learned a lot about myself working for American Apparel, I did not enjoy working for such a dysfunctional company. While this company may have started off with a clear mission and goal which yielded substantial profit and notoriety, the CEO was highly abusive to his staff and overtime the company (which extended world-wide) was destroyed by his poor leadership and abusive tendencies.
Company closed down not much to explain. Fast. Had to meet company goals. very fast paced environment. Only Latinos and Asian people. The hardest part of the job was when the machines were having some techcal problems
I felt like I was discriminated bc I was moved from where I worked the whole time and right bf Christmas 2018 I was moved and then laid off ..they didn't care about there employees enough to make sure I received my unemployment and yes I qualified for it.. I'm checking on that tomorrow..thanks
U definitely need to stay to yourself and make ur money. Tons of drama and favortism. Working hard only gets u moved around to other jobs. It a production-based job. So when they move you to another job you lose all your money. I went from making $15.50 an hour to $9.75.
I would come to do my work, I had my routine of how I had to do my work. I had to ensure that I got all my duties done by the end of my shift. I liked that as long as I did what I had to do I had no issues with my supervisor and my co-workers. Sometimes the job was a bit strenuous but I managed and accomplished to do everything in a timely manner.
I do not recommend working at American Apparel. They have no work advances. The pay is not good and you are not treated fairly. You can easily overwork yourself. The management do not think about the well being of their employees.