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Updated Jan 29, 2015
Updated Jan 29, 2015
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Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

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

Interview Details

Very easy and comfortable. Everyone that is in the company is on the younger side. They ask very standard questions based on retail experience, dealing with people on a difficult project, how you deal with angry people, etc. The district manager will take down notes based on your answer.

Interview Questions
  • Pretty standard. How did you solve a conflict among a group?   View Answer
Negotiation Details
No negotiations. The DM will call you within 2 weeks and tell you what they're offering for the location and what store you will be placed at.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norman, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norman, OK
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    He introduced me the relative information of this job and the policies and standard related to this position.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult decision you have to make.   View Answer
    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 a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 weeksinterviewed 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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • I don't remember the most difficult or unexpected question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back and relaxed in the store or in the malls food court. I actually conducted a few interviews and I would say its 50% your A&F look and 50% personality. Always looking for fresh faced high energy fun to be around people.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Manager In Training (MIT) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy 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+ weeksinterviewed 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 New Albany, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Albany, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    10-15 rather easy questions that you can find on this site. After the interview with the DM of the campus stores I was told it would take a couple weeks to decide on which candidates he would consider. I was also told that there would be a letter sent to your house whether you got the job or not. I worked in a campus store for approximately 4 years and had a great experience. My managers were all nice along with my general managers. The atmosphere is just what you would expect at Abercrombie & Fitch's home office. Easy on the eyes and not so much on the ears with the same hour playlist playing over and over and over until it changes which happens 4 times a year but you learn to tone out the music after a few months.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to meet multiple deadlines. How did you handle it? What was the result?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    a better opportunity came up

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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went into a HCO store to return some jeans and was asked whether a) had a four year degree and b) interested in becoming a MIT. I figured I had nothing to lose so the Assistant Manager set up an interview with me and and district manager (DM) the following day. Since the store is fairly loud (blaring music, overly perfumed and generally dark) the DM took me to the Nordstrom Cafe area for the interview. The interview itself was fairly basic. She explained to me the agenda of the interview and then told me I could ask whatever questions I liked at the very end. She first explained to me her own career path to the present, then read the pamphlet of what is expected in the MIT program and a AF Brand employee. After giving me the overview of the company she began a series of behavioral questions that asked me to use examples from my previous work, school, background - All my answers were scribbled into her pamphlet for recording purposes. The whole process took 1.5 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you had to deal with people of different cultural background?   Answer Question
    • Share an experience where you had to meet a deadline.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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