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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)
Roseville, CA

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

Interview Details – The interview lasted about one hour.

Interview Question – No difficult questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Columbus, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2010.

Interview Details – District Manager performing the interview was extremely friendly and informative. She was upbeat about the company, making me more interested in the position.

Negotiation Details – No salary negotiations, process took about 2 weeks before hearing back.


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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 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in October 2012.

Interview Details – Easy going and laid back. Questions focused more on you as a person and how you could personally manage situations on the job and not as focused on previous experience. Great interview for inexperienced college grads.

Interview Question – I don't remember the most difficult or unexpected question   Answer Question


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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Dallas, TX

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2013.

Interview Details – Really simple. Anyone who applies for the MIT program is guaranteed an interview with the District Manager. The interview last between 45 to 60 minutes. The questions are pretty basic and if you're struggling with them and they like you they will kind of lead you to the right answer. It's a guided interview. The DM is just supposed to read verbatim off the page what A&F has told them to (Same goes for all other interviews). My DM was dodgy and hard for me to get a hold of after my interview, we played phone tag for a while. Finally she got around to sending me my offer letter (Salary is non-negotiable) and my proposed start date.

Interview Question – The questions are stupidly easy. They'll ask about your opinion of diversity because the company likes to act like it's diverse. "we only hire pretty people, but look, they come in all sorts of colors!!" The questions aren't supposed to be hard, they want to see what you look like ad what your personality is like. You need to be bubbly and smiliy and upbeat! you also want to go to the interview wearing very natural makeup, flip flops, jeans (double cuffed at the ankle) and a simple white or navy top. (Colors change throughout the season but white and navy are basically always staples.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Chicago, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2010.

Interview Details – I was recruited in the store and said I was not interested in the management position. They took my number and called me several times. I finally agreed to come in and had an informal interview. The DM talked about growth with the company and explained to me the MIT program.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when I was faced with making a decision that I believed would be unpopular.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Salary and benefits at 31K


No Offer

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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 3 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – I was "recruited" this past May while shopping in A&F by a manager and given a card, encouraged to apply online. Needing a job, I did so, and promptly received a call for an interview. I went to the group interview with 11 other people, and received a call a few days later asking me to join the team as a "model" (what they call their sales associates) as well as if I was interested in full-time work, since I had just graduated college.

Of course, needing full-time work, I agreed. Over the three weeks it took for me to meet up with the District Manager, the Store Manager really made me feel incredibly confident, telling me that I was perfect for the position. I was basically made to feel as if the interview was "just a formality." When I had the interview, it went really well! I was wearing my abercrombie best and I thought everything was going great, and the DM told me that he would be in contact "either way" by the end of the week.

The end of the week came. No contact. I reached out to the store manager, who told me that something crazy had happened in the district that week, which is likely why the DM had forgotten to contact me. He said that he heard my interview had gone really well and the DM "had nothing but nice things to say about me."

I waited until a week after the interview, and called the DM myself. He didn't pick up the phone, so I left a voicemail. Within ten minutes, he sent me an email saying he would "be reaching out to me the next day" to discuss the opportunities available to me. I, of course, was excited, thinking this meant that I had the job.

So, I expected a phone call the next day. No phone call. I emailed the DM that night around 9pm to make sure he had not had any difficulty contacting me. That next day I received a generic rejection email that neither applied to my situation nor answered any questions that I had asked in the previous email.

The disrespect for my time and the lack of professionalism on nearly all counts with this DM seems to match up with other interview accounts I have read here.

Interview Question – What was a time when you motivated someone?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2009.

Interview Details – You have to look the part to work at Abercrombie: girl next door, or captain of the high school football team with a good degree from a well known college. You'll go through anywhere from one to three interviews all asking questions about past experiences (non work related is ok, ie school or clubs/teams). They're looking for someone who is great looking, willing to learn, well spoken, from a good college background, take the reigns and be a self starter but must work well with others. You'll get a tour of the store and meet every manager working there, they'll make you feel at home and like you belong there even if they aren't thinking about hiring you. They want to impress you so if you get offered you'll be excited to work there and over look Abercrombie's bad name and poor pay. They let you know one to two weeks later if you did or did not get the job unlike other companies who will leave you hanging and you never hear from them again.

Interview Question – All the questions are pretty simple as long as you spent your time being productive and working with groups, or being outgoing. One example of a question is: give me a specific example when you had to make a decision that wasn't popular.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation on pay


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Albany, NY

I applied in-person and interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Interviewed with District Manager right outside abercrombie kids store. Very laid back and informal interview. The DM going through some get-to-know talks and asking me a series of behavioral base question for the interview.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average 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 was referred by a friend currently in the position. Next I was contacted by the district manager and set up an in person interview. Very comfortable, she was very nice and easy to talk to. The interview lasted about 45 minutes. She went over the position details, the training involved, and opportunities for advancement.

Interview Question – Lots of questions asked in different ways about deadlines and working with others. All behavioral questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied online and interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Met with the district manager and sat outside the AnF kids store. She has asked a couple questions dealing with leadership and i.e. "Tell me a time you motivated someone".

Interview Question – Having to think of "situations" off the top of your head.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negoationable.

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