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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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2.8 2,045 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

Abercrombie & Fitch Chairman and CEO Mike Jeffries

Mike Jeffries

(1,131 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Associate (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsAsked 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 Senior ManagementCreate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    worst job ever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthere is absolutely none

    Consall you do is stand, fold and try to breathe through the thick air of their perfume/cologne they have on timer that sprays every 5 mins ....

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nicer to your employees and realize that there is not much to do in any A&F so they will complete the days task and still have nothing to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun job, lousy pay.

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Las Vegas, NV

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGotta 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great first job for high school students.

    Model (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsBecause 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 Senior ManagementSeparate 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for High school students or people not in school

    Sales Associate (Model) (Current Employee) Dunwoody, GA

    Proswork around a lot of cool people. pretty much get paid to talk and meet new people.

    ConsHigh demanding job. Management does not care about associates. Cant become a manager without having a degree. you will always get paid minimum wage (7.25) it doesn't matter how long you work there. NOT a job for college students!!! the schedule is hectic! I had no time to get school work done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun at first

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYoung co-workers. They make you feel important. The in-store managers are usually nice. This is a decent first job.

    Conslow pay. male managers engage in flirting with female employees (who are usually still in high school) the company is extremely superficial. you have to fit a certain "look". if you don't buy their clothes for work then they don't put you on the schedule. for a 6 hour shift you only get a 30 minute break.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    honesty is not a priority

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat training for managers in training

    Consmisleading management styles; visits from regionals are staged so they don't see true opportunities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    entertaining but not a good job if you want money, but it's okay for a teenager with no experience and some free time.

    Impact Team Member (Current Employee) Aventura, FL

    ProsFlexibility, friendly employees and managers, easy to be hired

    Conslow pay, monotonous work, very low hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to get every person one regular shift a week if at all possible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for a first job as teenager

    Impact Team Member (Current Employee) Roseville, CA

    ProsThe pro, at least when I was working there, were the co-workers. They made it awesome to be there. Being a Impact member, you don't have to deal with customers at all. You are in the stock room putting clothes into the shelves.

    ConsThey will give you less and less hours the longer you stay. If you are not on good terms with the manager then you'll be lucky to get one or two shifts a weeks. Also, the employee discount sucks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Santa Rosa, CA

    ProsEasy entry to retail management

    ConsThey heavily favor attractive individuals over hard working individuals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop caring so much about attractive employees and focus on business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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