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Established in 1989, American Apparel is an apparel retailer operating fully online headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company was founded by Canadian businessman Dov Charney as a vertically integrated company and was ranked thereafter as one of the largest apparel manufacturers and marketers in the North American region. Currently, the company manufacturer one of the world’s largest collection of apparel, legwear and socks impacting the lives of numerous workers across the globe. The company not only provides quality clothing but also ensures that the clothing is comfortable to wear and fully tailored to your style. The brand moved to Los Angeles in 1997 and quickly grew popular with the culture of the city influencing people’s choices, lifestyle, and more. The company can be reached online for any existing career opportunities through its Contact Us page on its official website for positions in the domains of customer services, supply chain, payments, and more.

Company - Public
$500M to $1B
Large
Multiple locations
Textile / Leather / Apparel Manufacturers
1998
Chelsea Grayson
What departments American Apparel employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation67.3%
Sales / Retail32.7%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do American Apparel employees have before joining?
Years of experience at American Apparel: Newcomers: 56%, Experiencers: 16%, Experts: 15%, Veterans: 13%. American Apparel employees have less than 3 years experience on average before joining.
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Where did American Apparel employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before American Apparel: Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21, Guess. Typical American Apparel employees have worked at Abercrombie & Fitch.
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Abercrombie & Fitch
Forever 21
Guess
What industries did American Apparel employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of American Apparel: Clothing Retailers, Niche Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Apparel Wholesalers, Textile / Leather / Apparel Manufacturers. American Apparel employees most likely come from a C
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Where did American Apparel employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at American Apparel: Small: 42%, Medium: 9%, Large: 49%. Most American Apparel employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at American Apparel study?
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Where did employees at American Apparel study?
Art Institute of Philadelphia
California State University-Los Angeles
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at American Apparel?
Time employed at American Apparel: <1: 2%, 1-3: 16%, 4-8: 60%, 9-13: 18%, 14-20: 3%, 20+: 1%. Most American Apparel employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does American Apparel rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at American Apparel: 46.2% Male and 53.8% Female. Age ratio at American Apparel: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 73%, 31-40: 24%, 41-50: 2%, 51-60: 0%, 60+: 0%. American Apparel rates - 8.8% more female than the industry average. Most American Apparel
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What are the top roles at American Apparel?
Top roles of American Apparel: Sales Associate, Keyholder, Store Manager, Visual Merchandiser, Manager. The top role at American Apparel is Sales Associate.
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Sales Associate
Keyholder
Store Manager
Visual Merchandiser
Manager

Career advancement

How does American Apparel rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at American Apparel: low. American Apparel ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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What companies do American Apparel employees go on to work at?
Future employers of American Apparel: Apple, Club Monaco, Forever 21, Lucky Brand, Nordstrom. People who work at American Apparel most typically go on to work for the Apple.
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Club Monaco
Forever 21
Lucky Brand
Nordstrom

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When was American Apparel founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1998.
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What industry does American Apparel belong to?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Retail.
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What’s the stock symbol of American Apparel?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
APP.
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Where’s American Apparel’s HQ located?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The HQ is at Los Angeles, CA.
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What’s the gender distribution at American Apparel?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
53.8% female, 46.2% male.
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I’d like to know how much American Apparel makes per year.
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Liam Brown3 years ago
They make $500m to $1b
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Who is the CEO of American Apparel?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Chelsea Grayson.
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How long do people usually work for American Apparel?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did American Apparel employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before American Apparel.
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what are the chances of career advancement at American Apparel?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
low.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving American Apparel?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Apple, Club Monaco, Forever 21, Freelance, Lucky Brand, Nordstrom, Self Employed, Urban Outfitters.
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Which companies did employees work for before starting at American Apparel?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Most of American Apparel’s employees worked for one of these companies Abercrombie & Fitch, Forever 21, Guess, h&m company inc, Hollister Co., Reformation, Starbucks, Urban Outfitters.
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How old are American Apparel’s employees in general?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
around 21-30.
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Where did most of American Apparel employees go to school?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Art Institute of Philadelphia, California State University-Los Angeles, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Fashion Institute of Technology, Pasadena City College.
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Doctors have recommended me to take medicine on time. Idk if the owner will allow me to take lunch in break time so that i can take proper medicine on time. 💊
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10 months ago
dont worry, he'll allow you because the owner wants employees to be fine😊
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10 months ago
idk but ask from the HR about it
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Idk if the employer provide stock options benefit to the employees or not.😕
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10 months ago
IDK!!
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10 months ago
Why dont you ask from the owner at their helpline number☎
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Idk what are the requirements of this company for the post of Inventory Associate.🧑
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9 months ago
if you've good experience then get ready to work at this company🏣
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9 months ago
nothing but you must have experience📑
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I get confused if there hiring committee has many people for the interview panel. Idk if this company would have too a big hiring committee. 👨
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8 months ago
i'm not sure but confirm from the owner.👨
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8 months ago
dont know but there were three people when i appeared for the interview
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I'm trying my best to prepare for the interview. Idk what kind of questions employer will ask during interview.🧑
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10 months ago
they ask about experience you got at last company🏛
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10 months ago
they asked from me about my bio-data, last degree and the experience📃
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I'm working as a sales associate at this company on probation period. Idk when they'll hire me on permanent status. 📋
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10 months ago
idk but HR can tell you about it
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10 months ago
you must check your offer letter where they must have mentioned your probation period and once you complete it then they'll hire you for permanent position.😊
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I've received an offer letter from this company for San Jose branch. Idk if the owner favor me to relocate me to the nearest branch to my residency.🏪
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9 months ago
dont worry, he's very supportive
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9 months ago
i think you should join it and later he'll do it for you🙂
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I'm not sure if they provide any vision insurance to the employees at this company or not because i need to go for eyesight checkup next week.📆
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9 months ago
idk but check this benefit on their website🌐
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9 months ago
why dont you ask from the HR
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Idk if they provide any work-life balance at this company or not.🏣
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9 months ago
idk but our owner provide it to us
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9 months ago
why dont you ask from the HR who knows better about each and everything😀
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I've cute puppy at my home, but idk if the employer allow me to bring it with me at office or not. 🏦
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10 months ago
i also asked from the HR but he said no
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10 months ago
no they dont allow any pet at work place😳
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