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Abercrombie & Fitch Manager In Training (MIT) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Manager In Training (MIT)
Tampa, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Be sure to be a specific as possible about your answers. Diversity is very important to the company, be sure to explain what it means to you in detail. They like people who are well-rounded and outgoing, as well as team players who have a passion for the brand. Wear something from the brand and be sure to be able to answer how you perceive the brand.

Interview Question – What does diversity mean to you?   Answer Question


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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2014.

Interview Details – It is a structured interview that lasts 30-45 minutes, depending on how many questions you have after the formal interview (tip: have a lot of questions and get to know them!). The interviewer will evaluate you on your communication skills and ask you to give examples of how you work with others and handle conflicts. The key is to be outgoing, confident, and well-groomed.

Interview Question – Nothing hard. Just prepare by thinking of many scenarios where you worked in a team.   Answer Question


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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Cherry Hill, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, then got a call after 1 day for an interview with the DM. Very informal interview, it was done outside the store on the waiting couches in the mall. Interview questions were very open-ended. A friend referred me to the position because he said I would get it because I'm good looking and that's what's mostly they look at anyway at Abercrombie. I ended up not getting the job. Well first of all, I didnt get any call or email and I just know because they never contacted me. I honestly thought they didnt hire me because I wasnt the regular petite skinny size girl, I am short but has curves but not fat or anything.


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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Vienna, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter to apply for the MIT position at a college career fair. The recruiter followed up with me to begin the interview process. We had a phone interview as well as an in-person interview. The Recruiter introduced me to my new colleagues/ manager several days before I started working.

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Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate


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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online and then scheduled an interview the regional manager. Interview was about 30 minutes long, dressed casual and in clothes that fit their standard. The questions were fairly simple nothing out of the ordinary. One of them was describe a time that you had a lot of tasks to complete and I used finals week, RM giggled and said most people did too.

Interview Question – All of them questions were simple and were standard questions that I have been asked in about every interview I've ever done. Basically just describe situations and how you handled them.   Answer Question


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Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2014.

Interview Details – Generally want to see what you look like before interviewing you. I was asked to send a picture to my recruiter so they could show the district manager who does the hiring for all managers below him/her. This is an image based company so they want "great looking" people as their staff. They ask questions from a script that corporate issues, and write down the answers you give them. They are not hard questions and are all open ended asking about scenarios and situations and how you have or would react. Previous job experience is more or less irrelevant as long as you have a bachelors degree.

Interview Question – When someone wasn't pulling their weight or doing as they were supposed to how did or would you handle that situation?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I asked if the starting salary was negotiable and was told 'no.'


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Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – I heard about it on a group on Facebook and the girl had gotten me an interview through there it was really casual

Interview Question – When was a time where working in groups was tough   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – it is a three part process. Contacting or being recruited by a store manager who will invite you in basically be judged by the other manager sand assistants on if you have the AnF look( are you good looking enough?). Then the Store manager will set you up with an interview with the District Manager. Who will ask you simple questions as if you we're being interview for a part time job. Its just another interview to see if you are not too smart for the AnF lifestyle but not dumb enough to forget your flip flops at home before work. They will delay the process as if theres a million people applying for the position just so the company will be short staffed nd save money by having the least amount of time in manager overlap. They will call you back with a start date and explain that it is a 3-6 month process in the MIT program before you become a key holder. within 3 weeks you will have a key, and your training abruptly ends where you have to figure out processes on your own.

Interview Question – give a detailed time when you faced a difficult situation or customer, how did you deal with it?
Why do you think you're fit for the position?
what comes to mind when you think of the Abercrombie and Fitch Brand?
Describe a time when you worked well with others.
Skittles or M&M's?
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Negotiation Details – A long wait for a start date, with a District Manager who refused to answer calls from people who are not current managers or have a home office area code or saved in his company issued iPhone.


Accepted Offer

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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Gainesville, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in February 2011.

Interview Details – I sent my resume through the email on the website and got an email back from one of their recruiters in my area asking for a chance to interview me. We met up about 2 weeks after at a Starbucks and he asked me the typical questions:
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Why do you want to work with A&F?
- Asked me about my past experiences... such as working in teams, being a leader, etc.
After a week I got a call back from the recruiter and told me the next step was for me to have a sit down with the District Manager of the store I'd be working at if I got the position. That took about 2 weeks to happen. We met and a week later I got a call back getting a job offer to start the following week.
It was a pretty chill interview process overall... but after working with the company as a manager for a little over two years and recruiting potential MIT candidates, associates, etc. myself, I can say that the main thing the company wants are people who fit their "look". If you fit that A&F "look" you probably got the job, if you don't, even though you might be a great candidate for the position and have everything and more they're asking for, you won't get it... it sucks, but it's the truth.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to work well in a team?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There's no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – An hour long interview where the District Manager goes over your resume and asks questions dealing with your work experience and what you can add to the company as a whole. Also talks about what your ambitions are and how far you are wanting to grow with the company.

Interview Question – What do you see yourself doing in 5 years.   Answer Question

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