Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Please dont work here

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are No Pros at this place

    Cons

    the only cons is Working there

  2. Retail associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    easy going managers that didn't take anything too seriously.

    Cons

    horrible atmosphere to work in with loud music.

  3. Tiring with no work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Met a few cool people.

    Cons

    -High stress environment.
    -Unreasonable workload for everyone
    -Very catty
    -High turnover due stress and limited resources

    Advice to Management

    The brainwashing tactics are getting very old. People who work here either get sucked into Abercrombie's culture, or they leave resenting working for this place.

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  5. This Company is a Relic of What it Once Was

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New Albany, OH
    Former Employee - Art Director in New Albany, OH

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    • Learning the business side of an apparel company
    • Being exposed to a strict development process
    • Bonuses
    • Getting to interact with CEO

    Cons

    • Very unsupportive of incoming outside upper management
    • Process trumps Design every time and the company has continued to lose it's footing for years
    • Mike Jeffries and the merchants controlled the design process instead of letting the designers do their job and it cost him the company
    • The brand wasn't even close to being a vintage, heritage or Americana brand but it pretended to be
    • The brand kept repeating itself
    • It's difficult to leave campus during the workday
    • You're expected to wear Abercrombie clothes while on campus everyday so everyone looks the same
    • It was my experience that they paid outrageous salaries to artists that didn't produce very much and refused to do some of the work they were required to do
    • Mike Jeffries had no loyalty to some of the people that were the heart and soul of Abercrombie and Fitch
    • Special projects were always being added into an already unmanageable workload of trying to meet calendar deadlines for coordination meetings, going to task force meetings and other required meetings making the pace close to unbearable without a good team.
    • The weather sucks. It's cloudy most of the year and that's depressing.
    • There's not much to do in Columbus, OH. Believe me. It's true.

    Advice to Management

    *read the above

  6. Horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on clothes
    Chill environment

    Cons

    Poor pay
    One shift a week

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many sales associates

  7. Great people to work with, great general manager, horrible hourly compensation, zero bonus, no raises.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with great people and had a great manager.

    Cons

    The manager for my district was under a lot of pressure from the corporate office to increase sales, my store beat records for all holiday season expectations as well as the entire district (Not one manager at my store received any bonus, and even had hours skimmed off of overtime which was sorted out after a few weeks with the payroll dept.) Overall: Management training program was decent, the people I worked with were lovely, but it is a waste of time to work at a place like this for more than a year, they promise advancement, but some managers I worked with had been there for 5-10 years making not much more than I was. (They were all between the ages of 25-31and all lived with their parents - if that is any indication as to how much money they were making). Most were very loyal to the company and the company is very good at establishing loyalty early on and they dangle the carrot so to speak just close enough so that you do feel like you are only months away from promotion.

    Advice to Management

    When you set goals for your employees and they go above and beyond to achieve them, reward them otherwise they, like me will use what you have taught them and find a company that truly values them. Thank you's only go so far, money is the true motivator (obviously).

  8. So much drama

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cute clothes. Flexible scheduling. A reasonably decent discount and sometimes great coworkers

    Cons

    Drama and a bunch of managers who don't know what they're doing. Low hours.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the amount of employees so good employees get more hours.

  9. Under paid

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    Current Employee - Full-Time Stock in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Full-Time Stock in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, paid vacation and sick days

    Cons

    Under paid, irresponsible workers, managers delegate task to much, not set up for succes

  10. Treats employees poorly

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with people my age (18-22)

    Cons

    -All I did every day was refold stacks of clothes that were already perfectly folded.
    -Shallow. Unattractive people only worked in the back
    -Could not wear ANY makeup at all.

    Advice to Management

    Be less shallow.

  11. This company will toss you aside in a second.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The people here are great...but nobody stays.

    Cons

    HR is horrible. They have way too much power, don't know what's right for the business, and will toss you aside in a second. There is a ton of internal politics.

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