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Abercrombie & Fitch Manager In Training (MIT) Interview Questions

Updated Nov 30, 2014
Updated Nov 30, 2014
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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, CA
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details

The interview lasted about one hour.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
N/A
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 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – 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
    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 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Lots of questions asked in different ways about deadlines and working with others. All behavioral questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    • Having to think of "situations" off the top of your head.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negoationable.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Responded to an ad online, got contacted the same day and had an interview with district manager a few days later. Interviewed in the food court, interview questions were pretty standard about past experience in certain situations and what I had done in the past that would relate to position. I think there were about 10-12 of those questions and the entire thing took about 30 minutes. I am still wating to hear back...

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you motivated someone else in order to get something done.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview Details

    I was stopped by a recruiter at the mall, not even near the A&F store. She was just walking around and stopped me, introduced herself in a friendly and flattering manner, and then insisted on setting up an interview. We had an initial Skype interview, and then she set me up with a 1:1 at the A&F in NYC (where I told her my preference was). When I got to the flagship store, I told the receptionist who I was there for, but she gave me an extremely confused look, and told me my interviewer wasn't even in for the day. That gave off an extremely bad impression to me. After waiting around for a bit, I was brought in by another employee, who first gave me the "elevator look", then began going through a packet of standard interview questions (tell me about yourself, leadership experience, etc etc). At the end, he went over salary, scheduling, expectations of image maintenance, mandatory outfits to be worn at work, etc. Then he gave me a tour of the entire store.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I felt the blast of shallowness from the moment I walked into the store, starting from the greeter (who had a permanent condescending look on her face- unless she saw a customer who looked like an A&F employee/model). Interviewer continued to stress the importance of looks. Looking back, I'm not sure why I was expecting anything else from this company. Offered starting salary was low, day-to-day responsibilities seemed stressful but not exciting. Weekends were always a must, atmosphere was suffocatingly fake.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Approached by recruiter when returning clothes

    Reasons for Declining

    Not the field I want to enter

    Declined Offer

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