Abercrombie & Fitch Manager In Training (MIT) Interview Questions

Updated Feb 27, 2015
Updated Feb 27, 2015
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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2014.

Interview

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 Questions

  • 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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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch (Cherry Hill, NJ) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch (Indianapolis, IN) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • When someone wasn't pulling their weight or doing as they were supposed to how did or would you handle that situation?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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

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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch (New York, NY).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    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.

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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview

    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 Questions

  7.  

    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch (Roseville, CA).

    Interview

    The interview lasted about one hour.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    N/A

  8.  

    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview

    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

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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch (Albany, NY).

    Interview

    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.

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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview

    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

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