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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) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

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 Question – Tell me about a time when you motivated someone else in order to get something done.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – How do you handle conflict in the workplace?   Answer Question

Reason 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

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Very easy and informal. A lot of detail is given about the position, but how long it takes to get promoted and salary and never disclosed and danced around

Interview Question – Tell us about a time you did not get along with a superior and how you handled it   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

Interview Details – Approached by recruiter when returning clothes

Reason for Declining – Not the field I want to enter


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Submitted an online application and set up an interview with the District Manager. Met at a coffee place in the mall for a casual interview. DM took the time to get to know me, explain the job duties, career paths within the company, and tried to sell me on considering the position. Half way through the interview I knew I was going to get an offer when the DM changed "if we extend you an offer..." to "when you work for us".

Interview Question – When have you had to make a decision that was unpopular within the group. What were the results?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I wasn't even told an exact salary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Must have a BA degree in order to apply. Generally most candidates have been recruited by a current manager and if the applicant is already known by that person then chances are the District Manager who will being conducting the interview already know a lot about you. They are big on appearance. Interview process is quick and easy, generally a relaxed setting. No need for more than one round.

Interview Question – Questions which mostly never come up in an interview but should are ones about diversity. The company is big on diversity and inclusion.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation was done, or could be discussed that I am aware of.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Canton, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in March 2013.

Interview Details – I called into a store inquiring about the position and was told to come in and apply in store. The manager had me apply on an in-store computer then set up and interview with the District Manager for the next week. Interview was 1.5 hours long. started off very relaxed and conversational and then eventually got into basic situational question. None were difficult and he did not seem to interested in my answers. Wrote down brief summaries of my answers in his binder.

After the interview he told me I would hear from him in a week. Didn't hear from him so I called one week later. He told me he was making calls for second interviews that day and asked me to come in for a second. Second "interview" was just explaining the position more and making me an offer. This time he was selling me the position.

Interview Question – Name a time when you had a conflict with a co worker   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary, schedule. Better offers elsewhere.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

Interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch

Interview Details – I answered a Craigslist ad and got called back the next morning. After 3 interviews with increasingly higher employees I was offered the job. Fair and extensive interviews

Interview Question – Describe a situation where...   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had offers with significantly better pay


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)
Schaumburg, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in August 2012.

Interview Details – Sat down with General Manager at a nearby bench in the mall, she started off by asking me to "walk her through my resume," followed by pretty typical questions such as "what's your greatest weakness?" and "why should I hire you?" The interview lasted about 30 minutes. I went on a slow day so the staff seemed pretty laid back.

Interview Question – I didn't find any of the questions all that surprising but perhaps the one that could be challenging if you don't have retail experience is "how would you handle a difficult customer?"   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Managers there seemed overworked and underpaid. I know the job routinely requires you to work over time and OFF THE CLOCK (yes, illegally), because every week you're given an arbitrary, fixed amount of hours to get everything done and you can NEVER go over them or get in trouble. Despite the ever-changing amount of hours corporate is willing to pay you and your staff if the store doesn't look perfect every morning then all heck rains down on you and only you.

Every manager I've known that has put themselves through this goes in thinking something better will come out of it, but nine out of ten cases they end up leaving for another store or to work at a bar. In the latter case I'll see them on my Facebook newsfeed telling me about half-priced nachos and $5 margaritas, forcing me to block them.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Manager In Training (MIT)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in November 2012.

Interview Details – Stopped by A&F to buy a sweater. Then, got asked if I lived around the area because they wanted to recruit me. I said no, but ended up getting a recruitment card anyway. I checked the positions I could apply for online. Since I have a BA, I applied for the MIT position. Got a call the next day and asked to stop by their store. I met the store manager who was suppose to interview me. But, all she did was ask me if I had a BA and when will I be available to meet with their DM. No interview at all. On my way home, I got a call from the SM. She asked me if I am available to meet with the DM in two days. After two days, I met with the DM at the same store and was asked really simple questions about my resume/experience and some situational questions. After a couple of days, I received a call from another DM who offered me the job. During the interview, I asked to be placed near a certain city - which they did. Really easy process. Sad to say but all you need to do is look good for this job.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Everyone starts the same depending on the city you're in.

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