fun place to work, with a great team always willing to help each other
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 23 May 2017
A fun place to work, with a great team always willing to help each other. Had an excellent boss who was willing to compromise on the hours to allow me to attend school. Never had any conflict or problems during employment.
Great place to work, gained a great knowledge of retail
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 6 May 2017
I worked for American Apparel for 8 years and in those years I gained an extensive knowledge of retail. I was the store manager and therefore responsible for all operations of the store. From stock to motivating staff to maintaining an environment that customers would continue to come to. It was a demanding job but one that I took with pride.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 8 March 2017
In a typical day at American Apparel I had the opportunity to interact with a variety of different personalities and see first-hand the results of my actions whether it be with customers or will the store itself, both these aspects had to be the most enjoyable part of the job. Being downtown meant a lot of interesting clientele.
From my first shift to my last I always had a great time while working at American Apparel. Although I was only there 2 months, it was a pleasure. The company unfortunately filed for bankruptcy and had to close its doors at my location at the end of December. It definitely sucks that I didn't get to enjoy the experience as much as I would've liked to but its okay. The time i spent there was great. Great coworkers, managers and customers!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 September 2016
American Apparel is known for its prestige image. The team at West Edmonton Mall was very helpful and was always willing to lend some support. The customers were very picky and particular, which made it stressful sometimes but it made the bonds between coworkers stronger.
Working in the accounting department I got to see a lot of the clothing that the Customer Service Department that were coming out in the following seasons. That brought hope that things that were getting better.
I was disappointed because working in retail is something that I love. I am a fan of the store and I love the actual "work". However, management is horrible there. They don't know what they are doing. Your hours are completely based off of favoritism. It's not at all professional and I personally don't find a lot of things that happen and also comments that are said by management at all appropriate!
Free clothes, A nice discount.
You have to wear their clothes, horrible management, getting constant threatened to be release if you miss just once their ridiculous "sales goal".
They fire you if you do not make enough sales, if your KPI is low, they will fire you, management talk behind your back, they are very two-faced, there's a lot of drama and tension between a lot of employees/employers, I met some really nice people though.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 January 2016
Working at American Apparel taught me a great deal about customer service and team work. The management was generally good. It was easy to get along with most of my co-workers despite the competitive sales environment. The hardest pat of the job was reaching the designated sales goals.The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting the different types clientele.