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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Santa Rosa, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process is pretty easy. Group interviews and they ask basic interview questions "strengths/weaknesses" etc.

Interview Question – What is your definition of diversity?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Jacksonville, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2011.

Interview Details – Interview took approximately 30 min and was extremely easy. Questions that judged how you make decisions and looks into your leadership skills.

Interview Question – How would you handle the a situation in which one of your employees was caught stealing?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Costa Mesa, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in December 2010.

Interview Details – I did a group interview in McDonald's because there was a lot of seating in there. I interviewed with 2 other people, and the manager asked us about 5 questions each. It was a behavioral based interview, so the questions were about what we had done in past situations. They asked about a time when I had to be a leader. They asked about a time that I solved a problem in the past. When they were done, I shook her hand and they said they would contact me within a week when they had made a decision. I got a call a week later with the job offer, and I said yes.

Interview Question – Name a time in the past where you had to work in a team to solve a problem.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiating. Starting salary was $8/hour.

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Anonymous Employee
Salem, NH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in January 2011.

Interview Details – Simple and short. Was not asked too many questions.

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Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in February 2012.

Interview Details – Went into the store to return a pair of shorts that were the wrong size for my friend and was asked if I would like to work there. I didn't have a job at the time, was in high school, so I figured it would be a good opportunity. I signed a card with my name, email and phone number, and within a few days got an email about interviewing on a Friday (they only interview on Tuesdays and Fridays, at least at my store). I went to the interview, which was with a small group of three people and one manager. The questions were easy like what do you think the message of the brand is, how do you deal with diverse situations, what does diversity mean to you, etc. Very basic. After the interview finished, they said they would call back in a week. A week and a few days went by, so I called the store wondering if I was hired. They said they would call back soon, and the next day they called saying they would like to offer me the job. However, it was difficult to find out when my first day was. Again, they said they would call me, but did not, so I called and they said 'Oh, well just come in this Saturday around 2 for training." So I went to the store at two, did not see the training video at all, and ended up working my first four hour shift. After that, scheduling was better because my name was in the system, but it was a very hectic start.

Interview Question – How have you acted in diverse situations that put you out of your comfort zone?   Answer Question

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MIT/AM At Hollister Co Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – I was recruited by a friend (another manager) who brought me into her old store to meet the SM. I was still in college but graduating in a month. They took down my info on a recruiting card and said they would call me on the Xth of X month to set up an interview with the DM. I didn't think much of it because it was so far away and didn't understand how "valuable" I was to the company (as a FRESH out of college graduate who wears hollister clothing and is good looking and had ties at my school to a greek org). The DM called me directly twice to set up the interview. Side note: I spoke to the DM five or six times from the initial phone call until my hire. I went to the interview in a plaid with a white tank underneath, hollister jeans, and uggs, brought a resume. It was pretty laid back- I met the DM in the kids store who then walked with me to the food court for the interview. We made small talk and I asked all about her (people love to talk about themselves!!). Questions are all on this website- how would others describe your personality, I got asked about diversity, tell me about a time when you got a project done with people who come from different backgrounds as you, tell me about a time you were on a tight deadline and got something done, etc. I asked more about the DM during the interview so it was more of a conversation than an interview. very casual. She told me I'd hear back within a week if I were to get an offer and she was interviewing other people. It was over a holiday so she took about two weeks to get back to me but my friend who originally recruited me kept me in the loop and knew I was getting an offer. I guess that's not typical though. So I was offered the position. Once I asked more about the position and accepted the offer, I got a call from the store manager two days later who had me come in immediately to set up paperwork . I was scheduled for the next day and started my MIT program.
I was originally recruited at the (abercrombie) kids store in mall A. I was interviewing for the position at the adult store (fitch) in mall B. We had the interview in mall B. But my DM told me during the offer process (right after I accepted) that she was putting me at the Hollister in mall B.
In case anyone is unaware:
The three stores are all part of Abercrombie and Fitch and managers are borrowed/substituted interchangeably so this was not a big deal/out of the ordinary. The same DM in my case manages both malls A and B so there was not any switch with the interview/hiring/district.

TIP: Honestly-- If you are great looking, show up to the interview in brand clothes, are friendly, super outgoing, and energetic, and actually answer the questions, you'll probably get an offer. I know some people who are not the sharpest tool in the shed but are dedicated to the brand and great looking and friendly who are store managers and even district managers. Just appear sharp and seem to have half a brain.

Interview Question – Looked at my resume and saw I worked at retail store X in the past. "What was the most difficult customer you ever encountered, what made them difficult and how did you handle the situation, did they end up satisfied?"   View Answer

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Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied in-person and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring process is fast paced because they hire non stop. The way I got hired, is that recruiters approached me, asked me if I would like to be their model, and told me impressive things about the company. The interview is really almost like a casual conversation about your interests and a final look at you before they make their decisions.

Interview Question – There were no difficulty questions, it was more of a friendly conversation.   Answer Question

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Senior Programmer Interview

Anonymous Employee
New Albany, OH

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Phone screening by a recruiter followed by in person interviews. Was told to "dress casual" for the interview. One with HR, then four with managers. The four people I interviewed with, including the CIO, were wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip flops from A&F.

Interview Question – After the HR interview you are asked to take a test. It is, or is very similar, to the Wonderlic test. If you don't achieve the their minimum score (which was unknown to all but HR) you would not get to interview with any other people   View Answer

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MIT Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Interview Details – Recruited at a university career fair, Interviewed a week or two after, Second (final) interview two weeks after

Interview Question – None was really challenging   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Herbert Domain, TN

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in May 2012.

Interview Details – Went in and asked for an interview and they told me to fill out an application on their computer in-store. Applied and was called for a group interview after a couple days.

Interview Question – How would you describe the Abercrombie brand?   View Answer

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