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No Offer – Reviewed May 16, 2013 New
Interview Details – The interview was initially set up over a computer system in store. The team members responded fairly quickly to confirm the interview. The interview was done in a group setting and it was more of a formality because they were hiring for a certain look. They asked many questions and it was less about showing your personality and more about fitting the A&F mold.
Interview Question – How would you describe your style? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Troy, MI May 2013 – Reviewed May 15, 2013 New
Interview Details – The interview was dull. A district manager read from a packet about diversity and the look policy. Then she took the rest of the hour to talk about how cool her job has been.
Interview Question – Would you travel for the company? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in New Albany, OH – Reviewed May 9, 2013 New
Interview Details –
I was approached on a social/career networking site by an Abercombie HR recruiter. After the initial exchange through email, we scheduled a time to chat on the phone, a converstion which consisted mostly of him telling me about how exciting he thought Abercrombie was, how great the New Albany campus was, and how Columbus was quite a decent city, too. (I was not a local candidate.)
Subsequently, we set up a Skype interview, which lasted well over an hour - quite atypical for an HR conversation. Many of the questions were behaviorally based, but the strangest and most irrelevant questions were the ones that I felt were geared more towards teenagers or college students. Obviously, he was trying to gauge whether I was one of the "cool kids," and whether what I did when I was 18 would fit the target demographic of Abercrombie today.
A few days later, he emailed me to tell me that he wanted me to Skype with another HR colleague. This conversation was about 40 minutes, and again consisted of some behavioral questions, but also had the typical interview questions like, "What is your biggest strength/weakness?" and "What is your biggest accomplishment?"
After these two encounters, their recruiting team made the travel arrangements to fly me to Columbus, stay overnight, and then go to the office the next morning for a half-day of interviews. I was informed by HR that the dress code was casual, and that their brands were encouraged, so I packed several Abercrombie and Hollister outfits with me. The first thing that I noticed was that it is a walk to get to the front of the office, and you can smell the office from a mile away. (They spray the same fragrance as in the store.) The front desk is manned by flip-flop clad people who look like they would work at the retail store.
The schedule for the morning consisted of the Wonderlic personnel test, then 4 back-to-back interviews of 30 minutes each. I met with another HR person, the hiring manager, a counterpart/peer, and then a business partner. I sat in one of the interview rooms the entire time, where the store music was piped through to the room. None of the interviewers really asked me any questions. They mostly just wanted to chat about how great the brand was, and how they loved their campus.
Afterwards, I had a campus tour with two of the campus tour guides. (I'm not sure if that is their official title, but it was 2 guys in their early 20's who probably wanted to be Abercrombie models.) They showed me the mock-up stores, the gym, the cafeteria, and some of the work spaces. The campus is reminscent of college. it is literally in the woods in the middle of nowhere, New Albany. Everyone is dressed in Abercrombie, and people seem to travel in groups. I didn't see anyone walking around by themselves.
After the campus tour, the initial HR contact came and took me to lunch at the cafeteria. The cafeteria offers a wide variety of food, and supposedly, everything is organic. The music was on full blast in the cafeteria.
Following lunch, they made arrangements for a real estate broker to take me around Columbus and drop me off at the airport.
I didn't hear back from anyone for about 2 weeks, so I figured that they weren't interested, and I was right. I got a call from HR explaining that they decided not to hire anyone externally for the role.
Interview Question – What were your SAT scores? What extracurricular activities did you do in college? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 6, 2013 New
Interview Details – One hour long interview followed by phone calls
Interview Question – What's an accomplishment you're most proud of View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiating. Accepted what was on the offer letter.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Arcadia, CA Nov 2012 – Reviewed May 6, 2013 New
Interview Details – Easiest hiring process I have ever had. Went into the store during slow hours, applied at the kiosk in the back of the store and before leaving I chatted a bit with the manager. I received a call the following week for an interview on a Wednesday. Got to the interview, I walked around the store a bit while others showed up. Nobody else showed up, so it was a 2 on 1 interview because the other manager was training for interviews. Extremely easy interview, very laid back. They asked about what customer service meant to me, how I think I would fit into the Abercrombie style, very general questions. After 3 questions I was offered the position.
Interview Question – None. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations, they only pay minimum wage unless you are a manager.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 4, 2013
Interview Details – Applied in-store and chose group interview time after filling out form. Group interview with 5 others.
Interview Question – How would you describe our brand? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX – Reviewed May 3, 2013
Interview Details – They call you to let you know your interview date and then you show up there are a lot of people being interviewed at once you just need to make sure you stand out and fit in with the Abercrombie look.
Interview Question – They ask random questions some regarding your personal taste in fashion or your style. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was my first job, so I took what they offered.
Declined Offer – Reviewed May 3, 2013
Interview Details – Approached by recruiter when returning clothes
Reason for Declining – Not the field I want to enter
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Sep 2011 – Reviewed May 1, 2013
Interview Details – Applied in store, choose a date for a group interview in store, interview is with 4 or 5 other people and 2 managers. Ask you about yourself and your qualities, about the brand, etc. Kind of hard because most people have the same answers. Try to be unique and have different answers. Be honest and laid back. Called a week later to say I got the job.
Interview Question – What is one experience that has greatly changed or influenced your life? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Reviewed Apr 28, 2013
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
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading specialty clothing retailer holding four unique lifestyle brands - Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister Co., and Gilly Hicks. Based in New Albany, Ohio, Abercrombie… — Full Overview
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