Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
2,224 Reviews
2.8
2,224 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with really good looking people - cons is that they are not smart (in 47 reviews)

  • you got to work with people your own age and the managers were pretty laid back (in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 243 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 76 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was an "ok" job

    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    It's good sales experience. Getting a job at a good retail store isn't always easy, but they are willing to hire young people which makes this a decent place to start out if you're looking to go into retail.

    Cons

    The pay was quite low, granted it was minimum wage but I still find that low compared to other places I've worked.

    Some tasks can be tedious (i.e. folding)...you need to know what a company's standard is going in and if that isn't what you're looking for, you should probably work elsewhere.

  2.  

    Not as bad as it seems

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Bloomington, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Bloomington, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, relatively easy shifts (unless you work the holiday rushes), flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    It's easy to get bored during your shifts, especially if you're just a greeter. Folding clothes to their standards is not hard, but it is time-consuming. No way that I saw to get well-deserved raises, despite being with the company for an extended period of time and receiving responsibilities above my job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider pay raises (at least) for your employees who have been doing an exceptional job in their positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I love abercrombie!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Modesto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Modesto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun people lots of friendships made

    Cons

    buying new clothes every time a look book comes out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My managers did not like the negative criticism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Relatively fun

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    Current Employee - Model/Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Model/Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    When i first started working here, we had the best managers who completely turned around our store. Our managers provided proper training, encouragement, recognition for hard work, and a fun work environment. As a result of this, the employees felt welcomed, included, and excited to work. Just goes to show how important it is to hire good managers.In addition, this company is very flexible with hours so it is perfect for a first job for a high school/college student. This job also allows you to meet amazingly friendly people.

    Cons

    Managers are very, very underpaid.
    Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise).
    If the manager sucks, no one will want to work and the overall environment of the store will be noticeably gloomier.
    Hard to get hours if this is your primary job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in paying and training the managers better. The managers make all the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible, felt like a slave

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    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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meet great people. . Long lasting friendships

    Cons

    Horrible management, short breaks, i felt like I was just a number working there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Assistant Store Manager at Abercrombie & Fitch 2011/2012

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare/benefits. Somewhat normal hours outside of holidays.

    Cons

    Working Holidays, Working with teenage/ young adults. Unrealistic recruiting expectations. Disconnected values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice high school job... but it ends there

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    Former Employee - Greeter in Glendale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Greeter in Glendale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    make decent money if you are a greeter

    Cons

    can be boring, the company makes you say ridiculous taglines to every customer, manager are hypocritical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    turn on the lights, turn down the music

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    retail

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    The Employee discount is a plus

    Cons

    Various supervisors is one of the many cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a lot, but the internal politics are unfair and hard to work with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Met some awesome people, and learned how to self-teach & lead a team.

    Cons

    Long hours with unfair pay wages. It's all a popularity contest, which seems unethical to me. Very appearance based environment, and that gets old. DM's aren't always qualified for the position and they more often than not are extremely unprepared and unprofessional in their management approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees more, and treat them with more respect. This would eliminate some of the turnover, which is a *huge* opportunity for this company. For the 3 years I was a manager, I rarely felt appreciated based on the hard work of myself and my team.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good job for HS students

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    Former Employee - Model
    Former Employee - Model

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

    Pros

    Great discounts, flexible hours, consistent 40+ hours a week especially during holidays, good starting job for HS students, and light floor work such as content refolding clothes and cleaning up stations as a Model.

    Cons

    Management was lacking; romantic relationship(s) between Models and Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Management. More welcoming environment. Higher compensation instead of store discount.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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