Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
2,432 Reviews
2.8
2,432 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • The store is small so it's easy to manage so it's a very laid back job (in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 250 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 78 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Representative in Naples, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Representative in Naples, FL (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Loved how fun it was

    Cons

    Didn't like having to stay in one room but liked being on the impact team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Last Resort

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    It's pretty laid back on a slow day when your DM isn't around. You're your own boss for the most part. The people are pretty awesome.

    Cons

    The salary is abysmal for the amount of work you can get on high volume seasons. They expect you to reach some pretty unobtainable goals at times.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    From great to awful. Supposed to be a "family" and "we" but you are on your own

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with
    MIT program
    Travel abroad
    Discount

    Cons

    Not rewarding
    Loads of hours
    Upper Management just think about themselves and being promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making promises that you will never keep.
    Before becoming a employee, people are human being... try to remember that

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Easy way to gain management experience at a very young age.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    District Managers get the ability to manager big business and hire own management staff. Good PTO starting and gets better as you go.

    Cons

    Not a huge upside after District Management position. Home office is located in Ohio and in order to get promoted to anything after, need to move there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Generally positive experience, despite some caddiness of co-workers and favoritism by managers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Lake Grove, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Lake Grove, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Made life-long friends, gave experience in retail, good relationships with most managers, flexible hours, new and more positive CEO.

    Cons

    Poor hours after holidays, some favoritism by managers, some inappropriate behavior between associates and (few) managers, caddiness as you are working with mostly teenagers and mid 20s adults.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not over-hire, as hours can be REALLY bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Being a model/ sales associate at A&F

    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Arlington, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Arlington, TX (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Always able to take off time. Flexible with schedules.

    Cons

    You never receive raises, even when asked for. I worked for the company for 3 years and remainder at minimum wage the entire time. As a model you are only guaranteed 2 shifts a week, unless you pick up others shifts from other co-workers, or talk to the store manager one-on-one to get more hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    It was a good first job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Orlando, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    -The managers are generally laid back.
    -I got a lot of hours while working there, especially during the winter (December-January season)
    -It's fun to interact with co-workers. We all felt like family. Everyone there is really friendly

    Cons

    -The pay is pretty bad (minimum wage)
    -No pay increases over time (at least not for models and impacts)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to swap model duties. There were times when I would be stuck in the front room for my entire (usually 5-hour shift). That got really boring!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Loved it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Model in Concord, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Store Model in Concord, NC (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great job for a teenager, discounts on all their clothes, first come first serve on new clothes, free clearance items, high pay for short amounts of time.

    Cons

    You must wear their clothes, must fit into the clothes, environment (cologne, lighting, loud music)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of locking the changing rooms, we should just keep them open unless someone is inside and can lock it from the inside. Also, we should have uniforms or have to wear matching clothes so that customers know we are the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    GREAT!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Garden City, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Garden City, NY (US)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    -I received plenty of hours
    -Great Managers
    -Great work enviornment

    Cons

    -Some people didnt want to cover shifts when needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be GREAT!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's an easy place to work with a laid back environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. Always get to meet someone new. Discounts

    Cons

    Under payed. Hardly any hours per week. No raises in small stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the veterans of the store more hours than new hires. Or the people who actually do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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