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Abercrombie & Fitch Part-Time Impact Interview Questions & Reviews
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Part-Time Impact Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2011.
Interview Details – After waiting for the rest of the group to arrive for the interview, the manager had us sit on the counter of one of the registers to answer our questions. Because I was sitting on a counter in the middle of the store I got a pretty casual vibe from the interviewer, but it turned out to be way too casual. There were four of us there: 2 applying for the Model position and 2 applying for Part-Time Impact. The Model applicants got asked questions like "Describe A&F's style" and then I was asked questions that were way more in-depth which got awkward when answering because the boy after me repeated a lot of what I said, taking away the originality I thought I had in my answers. The problem was the the music was so loud I could hardly think and I had to project my voice extremely loud. Not to mention our interviewer looked up maybe once from writing down our answers in detail on her clipboard. It seemed like she wasn't really paying attention to how confident or personable I was but just scribbling down answers, which was disappointing because I felt very prepared. I got the impression that she just wasn't interested in hiring any of us, and while I am not sure of the others' outcome, I did not get a call back. I can't say I am too disappointed.
Part-Time Impact Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2011.
Interview Details – I've been a customer of Abercrombie for a few years now, although I have never once purchased an item for full-price from there (too expensive, in my opinion). I knew that pretty much all of the people that worked there were approached by a former/current employee for having the Abercrombie "look" -- imagine my surprise when on a casual trip to the mall, one of the store managers asked if I wanted a job! For some reason, he and the majority of the store's employees already thought I was employed by Abercrombie, and seemed to find it preposterous that I wasn't.
After sending me over to his assistant manager, I was informed that if I was interested in a position at the store, I needed to fill out an application at the kiosk. The application was pretty simple and generic, you're only allowed to apply for one position which I thought was a bit unfortunate. I originally applied for the 'Model' position (Sales Associate), but after going home and doing some research, decided to go for Part-Time Impact instead. I ended up re-applying online because apparently the two applications were different (which, they definitely weren't). In order to apply online, a store manager is going to have to give you the URL and password to Abercrombie's career site.
You chose your interview date in the last part of the application. At the location I applied to, it seemed like they held interviews every Friday at 4PM. Regardless of position, there is only one interview (group). I would advise arriving early and wearing either their clothes, or clothes that look like their company's. Anything that's been recently purchased from the store is a plus, and try to stick with the colors of the dress code (grey, brown, and navy are big colors; no black or purple).
In all honesty, the people who worked there seemed nice enough. Both managers were extremely amiable and charismatic (I've been there since, and they've recognized and engaged in conversation with me). When I went back for my interview, the model working the front wished me luck and gave me a few interview tips. I realize this all depends on the store, but it seems to me that most of the individuals in the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, and Hollister in Edison are nice enough.
- Describe an instance where you needed to meet a goal in an incredibly short amount of time. Answer Question
- What does diversity mean to you, and why is it important in the workplace? Answer Question
- How often do you work in groups, and what do you feel are qualities needed to efficiently work well with others? Answer Question
- Do you have any customer service experience? How would you handle a customer attempting to steal from the store? Answer Question
Part Time Impact Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2008.
Interview Details – We had a group of about 5 people interviewing from one assistant manager. We were first asked to introduce ourselves. Then the assistant manager talked about the working environment at Hollister. She talked about the salary, the dress code, and the benefits. After she went around the group asking questions like "What is diversity?", and "Describe the Hollister brand". After that, we were done.
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any room in the interview to negotiate.
Part Time Impact Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2010.
Interview Details – Very simple questions. Group interview style. Dress according to what the models in their ads wear, don't overdress. With makeup, less is more. The more natural looking the better. It's also helpful to display your people skills since this job requires working with lots of other employees and customer who might not always be friendly and respectful.
Interview Question – What's your definition of diversity? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Part Time Impact Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in December 2011.
Interview Details – Group interview... The manager seemed like a cool young lady. It was very laid back.
Interview Question – What is your biggest achivement to date? Answer Question
Part Time Impact Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in October 2010.
Interview Details – Questions asked basically seek out to bring out your opinion. They require you to explain your reasoning. It was a group interview and there were three of us. We each got asked the same questions in random order. So for some questions, you could be asked first. On others, you would have more time to articulate what exactly you want to say. When you apply online, you pick your own interview date. The positions available are model and impact. Model is the greeter, folding, cashier work, etc. Impact has to do with stocking.
Part Time Impact Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2010.
Interview Details – It was like an audition, they dont really care about what you say as it is all based on looks.
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