Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
2,301 Reviews
2.8
2,301 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with generally cool good looking people is a perk (in 49 reviews)

  • The company has a fun work environment with young, energetic employees (in 117 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 245 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 77 reviews)

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  1.  

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a job. You get a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    A lot. Hours / scheduling. A lot of micro managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on micro management

  2.  

    Decent for incoming college student.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Model in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Model in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Shirtless models (sometimes)
    Discounts

    Cons

    Dark environment
    Loud music
    Rude customers
    Terrible pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits would be nice. More competitive pay. Better training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Corporate does not care for associates

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Flexibility, casual uniform, clothing discount

    Cons

    low pay, impossible to move up

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  5.  

    Good first job.

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    Former Employee - Impact in Edison, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Impact in Edison, NJ (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working as impactor gave me plenty experience. I gained plenty of experience working in the back doing shipment, pulling and running and they also gave me cashier and model experience since they would place me in the front of the store on certain days. The managers were also really nice and made sure I actually understood what they were teaching me. The time for triple a's was also pretty good.

    Cons

    There were weeks I got plenty of hours and then there weeks I got close to none. I've had weeks where it was literally all call ins and most of the time it just meant "oh we're just trying to get you a schedule". You also have to keep an eye on your schedule because they will change it without telling you and if you don't notice, they say it's your fault.
    The pay wasn't that great to begin with and since it goes back to company with having to buy a new wardrobe every season it was just a crap lesson in saving money.
    Coworkers were also a very judge mental group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was fun while in high school. It was a very easy job with decent hours. The staff discount was very appealing.

    Cons

    The 'on-call' shifts were extremely difficult to plan for. These shifts made it very difficult to plan a schedule, especially when you want to be working as much as possible.

  7.  

    Management

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun friendly atmosphere . Oversee multiple projects simultaneously. Team environment. Every day is a new challange to beat LY &shrink, to have amazing floor sets, and a well styled team. Ability to develop team and have effective management meetings.

    Cons

    Image based. Hired by looks and must hire canadates by apparance. What you know doesn't matter as long as you look good and have amazing style everything else can be learned. Music is really loud smell is strong sometimes have to deal with irate customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overwork your management team.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Everything you expect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impact Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Impact Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -You get to wear pretty comfortable clothing. (Even though as a Manager you HAVE to buy the clothes from the store every time its a new season)
    - If you're in a market where they need managers, you can get promoted pretty quickly

    Cons

    -Salary is LOW and you cannot negotiate.
    -Discrimination happens all the time.Even when you're trying to avoid it.
    -Customers are ALWAYS yelling at your ear because they don't like the music, smell or how dark it is.
    -Retail, retail, retail... you get the picture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Easy but awful

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    Former Employee - Model
    Former Employee - Model

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job, can balance work & school

    Cons

    The employee discount doesn't matter if everything is already on sale. Over hiring is a problem. New people get most of the hours to weed out people that have been there longer than a month. You have to buy your own clothes (unlike my other retail job where they give you money to buy their clothes) manager scheduled me once a week but would call me in atleast 3 times a week. Minimum wage as a model sucks when you have to buy their over priced clothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over hiring, have a few models and impact, increase pay wages, fix employee benefits & over priced triple a's

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

    Too much turn-over

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot of great management skills here and discovered my own strengths and weaknesses as a manager. I enjoyed the customer service aspect of the job. Being a visual manager was challenging but rewarding.

    Cons

    There was way too much turn-over from top to bottom to ever develop a cohesive work dynamic that was efficient and inclusive. The store was always so short staffed that kids would be over worked. Standard suffered because of this. The pay at all levels was not competitive at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Store Model

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    Current Employee - Store Model in Florence, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Store Model in Florence, KY (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy going environment, great method of unconventional networking, a great way to meet new people and make new friends, great employee discounts on A&F apparel, and a relatively flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Low starting salary for models and impact (level) positions, standing for extended periods of time, sometimes tedious tasks, however these cons do not at all undermine the many pros of working at Abercrombie.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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