I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Interview Details – If you have a four-year degree, you can get an interview (although I was told that one of the managers that was hired did not have one so it is entirely possible they don't even check into that). However, almost all of those that were hired as a manager were recruited by someone that worked there. Anyone who applies for a management position will be applying as a Manager In Training as all promotions are internal. Once you submit an application (if you were not recruited by someone), expect to be contacted by one of the Store Managers. Whichever manager you contacts you is the one who will mediate setting up an interview time with the District Manager. There is just one interview, if the DM likes you (basically can you speak in coherent sentences?), and if there is a spot open, you have a job.
Interview Question – The questions asked will for the most part be behavioral-analysis questions (i.e. tell me about a time when you had to lead a group and what was the outcome?). They will also ask you what your definition of diversity is and whether or not you believe it to be important in the workplace (no doubt a question they have to ask because of all of their lawsuits in the past). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation phase
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Interview Details – Knowing someone helps but you should go into a store and talk to a manager, they usually don't do an interview unless they know what you look like
Interview Question – They are all relatively easy. .....definitely know about diversity Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
I applied through other source and the process took a year or more - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2013.
Interview Details –
At the time I worked for the company for 5+ years at the part-time level. I interviewed with 4 different District Managers over the course of 1.25 years. Finally, one DM told me he wanted to take a chance and offered me the job. I feel like the other DM's didn't offer me the job because I wasn't "approved" and on their "cast of" tracker. Nowadays, managers have to meet their strict look/image.
The interview questions were all situational based and were targeted at a specific characteristic of the candidates. There were anywhere between 5-10 categories and a good interview lasted around 1 hour.
The District Managers were all very young and were anywhere from 24-29 years old. Which, for a company is very young.
Interview Question – They were all typical interview questions and none were either difficult or unexpected. Like I said they're all situational based as the company has interview packets they must fill out and rate you. Based on the final grade you're either (1) Highly Recommended, (2) Recommended, or (3) Not Recommended. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. There is a set salary rate per location that the company based off the COLA for that specific location.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in June 2013.
Interview Details – Current managers are trained to look out for potential recruits. You can get recruited in the mall or when the managers go out on local college campuses. The first interaction is usually with a manager that will go through a a list of reasons why you should work with Abercrombie. There is an actual script that is learned so it's not very candid. If they deem you attractive enough then you will get an interview with the district manager. Depending on the DM this could be really easy or very awkward. Abercrombie uses the STAR method for interviews. If you pass the interview with the DM then you will probably have a second interview with a recruiter for the district. Again you have to be deemed attractive enough to work for Abercrombie. I have personally seen many recruits hired that shouldn't have been, and were only hired because they were attractive. If you pass both interviews the district manager will call you back within a week and make you an offer. Do not expect much from the offer, Abercrombie has one of the worst salary rates in the industry. As an entry-level manager you will make 30,000/year and that will not increase when you get "promoted" to assistant manager. If you can make it and stick around long enough to become the store manager you will make an incredible 35,300/year.
Interview Question – There wasn't a difficult question, very typical STAR method questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is not a negotiation, you either accept their terms or decline the offer.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in September 2012.
Interview Details – I had one interview with the district manager. Pretty standard interview- lots of situational questions. I gave her six references, she didn't call any of them and I was hired within a week and started within 3 (I had to move across the state.)
Interview Question – none really, like I said, most were situational questions that were easy to answer Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch in December 2012.
Interview Details – I replied to a Craig's list post and set up an interview with the district manager. Interviewed at the mall. Casual atmosphere, she took notes and it lasted about an hour.
Interview Question – Is diversity important to me in the work place? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Interview Details – The interview process is formal yet the managers are very personable. You can wear jeans and a simple shirt with sandals since the company is casual attire. They ask about your previous employment experiences and require a resume. They read from a formal questionnaire and record the interviewees answers. They rate the interviewees on three different scales: outgoing and aspirational, communication, and appearance/style.
Interview Question – The questions are basic and easy. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation phase.
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