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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
2,092 Reviews

2.8
2,092 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with really good looking people - cons is that they are not smart (in 44 reviews)

  • you got to work with people your own age and the managers were pretty laid back (in 108 reviews)


Cons
  • The lucky ones would get 8 hours a week getting paid minimum wage (in 232 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance, poor support from upper management depending on the district/region you're in (in 69 reviews)

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  1.  

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Easy and enjoyable staff. Nice employee discounts.

    Cons

    Asked to call in one hour before shift and told whether they need you or not. If business slows, you are asked to leave early. If they are busy, you may be called to come in for the rush. Hard to plan on a consistent income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create steady work environment with scheduled hours maintained. Pay minimum of four hours to allow staff to pay for their gas. Eliminate call in requirement. It's impossible to plan employee days around a possible work schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun job, lousy pay.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Great atmosphere.
    Fun workers.
    Fairly laid-back.
    Always have a good time at work. Customers can be a pain but the job is never too demanding.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive.
    Promotions take a while.
    Raises are very hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gotta be aware of what your competition is doing and do it better. Company refuses to be trendy and mainstream. Bad habit of getting stuck in their ways, consistently producing over priced graphic tees and paying employees very low wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great first job for high school students.

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    Current Employee - Model  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Model in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Very relaxed and friendly. Everyone is pretty young and managers tend to be fresh-out-of-college. You can change your availability often and to work around your schedule. Getting 50% off 10 items is a huge plus. Even though I don't recommend spending your minimum wage salary on the company you work for, it's nice for gifts during the holidays.

    Cons

    Because your managers are young, they can be irresponsible. At my location, being friends with the managers is pretty important and employees would shirk responsibilities to talk to the managers. If they don't like someone, they'll basically stop giving hours. If this happens to you, don't stop checking your online schedule! Managers are able to check how often you view your schedule and will fire you for "neglect". Ask your managers why you aren't getting any hours and try to look for other jobs. Keep the discount since we get 50% off 10 items now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate yourselves from your employees. Too often decisions are made based on personal bias rather than what's best for the company. Be up front if an employee is not performing well and help them improve. Grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience has been great.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have a great 3 month training program for managers that actually help you if you ever get a different manager position. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    The customers can be rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to now your employees, it helps when managing them.

  6.  

    Interesting

    Current Employee - Model  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Model in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    The people who you work with

    Cons

    the values, hours, smell, light, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    harness your strengths of hiring energetic and kind individuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    AMAZING

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    Current Employee - Model  in  Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Model in Naples, FL

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers and managers !

    Cons

    minimum wage , stereotypes, sandals all season ..... can't wear toms like hollister

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun!

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

    Pros

    Everyone is outgoing, great entry level if you like retail

    Cons

    Not the best pay, working weekends if in stores...but that's typical retail

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, too much stress

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    Fast advancement, great health benefits, loved the people i work with

    Cons

    very stressful, they pick their favorites, no work/life balance if you really want to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the entire management system needs to be restructured. if you want to keep your people you will have to be more competitve with the pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great if you plan to move up.

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    Current Employee - Model  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Model in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Easy to work with the staff. Managers always have your back.

    Cons

    Not many places to get promoted. If your not looking to be a manager or Model, there is nowhere to move forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values and customer service need improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I had a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Impact Team Member  in  Willow Grove, PA
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Willow Grove, PA

    Pros

    The people I worked with
    The managers are easy to talk to
    It is a fun environment
    Make friends with co workers

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage
    No promotions available
    Only a couple shifts a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring so many people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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