Abercrombie & Fitch Manager In Training (MIT) Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2011.

Interview Details

Went in the store, applied for the position, and then received an informal interview with the store manager. In this interview she just talked to me about the position and asked basic questions. The store manager then referred me for an interview with the district manager. The questions asked in the 2nd interview were harder than expected, and even though I had prior experience with the company I was not selected for the position.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a time when you had to make an unpopular decision.   Answer Question
  • What was a time when you set a goal and achieved it?   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  DePointford, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in DePointford, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    The District Manager interviewed me on the couches outside of the store. Our interview lasted for 3 hours, but it didn't seem like it. He asked a lot of questions about past work experience and how I resolved issues in work and in school. It was an awesome interview and a few days later he called to offer me the job! I accepted :-)

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had many obligations and had to prioritize. How did you prioritize and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I was offered a great salary!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the Abercrombie website and was invited to attend a group information session, from this I didn't get any further. I was told I could re-apply after 3 months, which I did.

    After attending a first interview (info session) again, I got through to the second stage.
    The first round consists of a group session with about 3 or 4 other people, held at the flagship A&F store. It's very informal with the recruiter just asking about yourself, and why you are suitable for the company.

    The second stage was an 1:1 interview with a district manager, mine was at the Westfield Stratford Hollister store. This time it was a bit more formal, even though it was just out the back of the store. Questions were based very much upon your experience, putting yourself in situations and explaining how you would handle each one. I was told I'd hear within 2 weeks whether I'd get through to the next stage or not.

    After 1 week I got a call from the guy who interviewed me in the first round, informing me of getting through to the third and final interview.

    This time it was informal, located in a local Starbucks near the flagship A&F. It was with a senior recruiter for the UK, and it was basically getting a second opinion of me. The questions were more laid back, with a few directed towards A&F and how you feel you would suit the company. I was then told a week later that I'd got the job!

    Overall the process was laid-back, and relatively simple if you are passionate about the brand. I'd advise people who got turned away from the first round to try again after 3 months.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview through my school's On-Campus Recruiting system. The recruiter was friendly and very casual/informal to start off. Eventually, the interview got a bit more serious and she asked about 10-15 situational questions. That was the toughest part of the interview. Besides those questions, it was pretty basic and straight forward. The next week I got an email saying that I could interview with a hiring manager. The hiring manager's "interview" is very laid-back. It's more of a meet-and-greet (they called it that themselves.) This one took no more than 10 minutes while the first interview was closer to an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time that you had to make a decision that was unpopular and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Hour long sit down with the general manager who will ask you specific questions relating to your previous experiences. Google the MIT interview and i think you will find some great examples.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you chose to make an unpopular choice that was (basically) "against the grain" why   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Honolulu, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    One to one interview. Usually a one time sit-down unless hiring manager is on the fence about making an offer. Situational questions based on previous experience and/or 'what would you do if...'

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview Details

    Abercrombie hires off a look book. They claim they are looking for the best when they are actually just trying to find great-looking people to convince you that you will be beautiful if you wear their clothes.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to motivate a team to focus on a specific goal and how did you accomplish it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. You have to take what they offer you.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview Details

    I've done the first two interviews for an MIT position. Both have been very casual, I turned up wearing little makeup, A&F clothes, and a huge smile. The first interview was very quick; it was meant to be a group interview but the other applicant didn't show. Consisted mostly of telling me about the role, asking a few basic questions like 'what do you do for fun' and taking a photograph. Second interview was more detailed, asked lots of situational questions like 'describe a situation where you've had to work with people from different backgrounds' and 'have you ever had lots of tasks to complete within a limited time? if so, how did you prioritise?' etc. I'm waiting to do my third interview tomorrow so fingers crossed!

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had to make decisions without knowing all the required information, or in a rush without much time to consider?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Honolulu, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Honolulu, HI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview Details

    Sat down with the District Manger just outside the store. I was asked about my experience and if I could provide scenarios where I improved an organization, overcame a difficult task, name a time you had to meet multiple deadlines in a short period of time, what my most embarrassing moment was.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to overcome a difficult task to achieve an objective.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went to a group interview with around 6 more people. They asked each person to introduce themselves and then fill in a form of some basic questions about the company. After that they took photo of each person.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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