True Religion Apparel

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True Religion Apparel Reviews

Updated 23 September 2014
Updated 23 September 2014
84 Reviews
2.9
84 Reviews
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David Conn
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice laid back environment, used to be the best place in LA to work (in 7 reviews)

  • Great discount, but not much room for growth (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible Pay unless your a manage, No room to go up unless you leave to a different store (in 7 reviews)

  • difficult to move up or even learn new skills (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad investment made by a greedy equity firm

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Vernon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Creative in Vernon, CA (US)

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    when the original founder was there,it was a fun place to work. good people in general and he kept his employees happy with generous wages and perks.

    Cons

    Failed restruction. there are no credible ,experienced ,qualified, leaderships from every single dept. the CEO has never done this before,so they had to send him to back to retrain him in a ceo school. poorly misguided by the remaining deadweights and unexperienced management. it all starts from the product and the people in charge of this is very questionable. there should not be a creative director and 2 directors of design to coverup each others flaws ,step up ,if they want to save money ,cut the bait already.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lets face the truth. you guys made a bad investment , if there are any hopes of recovering ,that would be a miracle. the brand has become stale ,out of fashion and it's over. as they say " you can't polish a turd, its still a turd" face the reality and sell it off . you would lose more money trying to keep alive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacking organization from corporate offices

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at True Religion Apparel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to fine tune sale techniques with quality product

    Cons

    Lack of care from managers when It comes to benefits of all employees of the store.

    Shifts for non-management are broken up between 4-7 hours at most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty with employees towards succession planning. I've personally been lied to by store management for over a year about promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    review for true religion

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Colora, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colora, MD (US)

    I worked at True Religion Apparel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great discount, but not much room for growth

    Cons

    Not that much room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Associate Designer  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office, Great work environment. Staff is amazing and understanding. We all got along and made some new friends working there. They have great upper management that know what is going on in the industry to help stay with the trends and helps the design team reach it's goals.

    Cons

    The only downfall I can say is the location of the company. It's in the industrial side of California, but that is the only downfall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and just stay on top of the trends that is right for the company. Just do what you already do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    headquarter departments work in a chaos with the new management. complete disorder and confusion on a daily bases.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vernon, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vernon, CA (US)

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    best reason to work here would be friendly people. if you get hire full time, it has a good benefits.

    Cons

    with confusion and chaos it is very difficult to maintain work flow, too many revisions, a lot of overtime is a must to compensate daily work flow. there are no support from management to help with problems way in which each department share and pass information with each departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    after massive layoffs, there were no plan B. instead, we were left alone without any support to maintain the work flow with all new employees who needed training and with too many temporary people who are coming and leaving, again, retraining... all these effects work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    very bad managemnt

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    Former Employee - Key Holder  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Bloomington, MN (US)

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very bias culture, people who working there are not a good worker

    Cons

    Store manager talk personal and spread rumors about their co-workers and many drama

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gives great corporate environment experience, but does not believe in their people.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Very structured in retail stores. Great for development in manager roles, but you end up working harder than your pay is worth.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Prefer to hire from outside, and not internally. Very difficult to move up within company, and receive raises in pay. Does not have an identity with their brand. Trying to steer brand in another direction with hard transitions. Currently is hourly plus commission for all retail stores, however, the company is switching to strictly hourly in May 2014. Very political company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your people more, and be on THEIR team. Remember- if you invest in your employees, they will invest in you!

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be worse.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks if you're an hourly employee, healthcare and dental benefits.

    Cons

    illogical structure, which causes more issues than necessary and causes the workflow to be highly inefficient. poor management. difficult to move up or even learn new skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with employees, keep them in the loop so everyone is on the same page and has the same expectations/goals. work like a team and less of a competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once a bright company, now going under due to bad corporate decisions.

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    Former Employee - Key Holder  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Key Holder in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make extra money in commission if you are a great seller. You can really increase your hourly wage by being aggressive on the sales floor. Which is not such a good thing if that is one of your weaknesses.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow. Wages keep decreasing for new hires due to company losing its appeal in the fashion industry. Cannot hold on to client base. Same designs of product every season. A current high turn over rate for management, a few years this was not the case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Salary. You cannot expect great employees to work for such low wages.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    The little company that almost could...but then they restructured!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True Religion Apparel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice laid back environment, used to be the best place in LA to work!

    Cons

    a revolving door! very political and clicky! Terrible management! Let go of so many hardworking people. and replaced them all with new directors! there are more managers than workers! The way of thinking is to put more pressure on the remaining half of the team and get double the work out of them! it does not work! people are quitting left and right! and the ones that have not quit are looking!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really used to believe in this company when I first started working here! I was so excited about it all and then the sale and restructuring happened! New CEO has good intentions but is weak and misguided. The senior management are dreamers and out of touch with the reality of what their teams can actually accomplish with the given manpower. all brand history is lost through the "strategic" lay offs! good move guys! stop squeezing the life out of the remaining workers because you have spent all your money hiring directors and assistants for each of them. If you don't take the pressure off your workers and adjust the workload, promote from within, and change the moral pretty soon everyone else will quit too. A little appreciation goes a long way and I don't mean wax museum parties!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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