Abercrombie & Fitch
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 & Fitch operates over 1,000 retail stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, and e-commerce websites at www.abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com, www.hollisterco.com and www.gillyhicks.com.
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We are committed to embracing the diversity of our associates and management throughout our organization. On the surface, our dedication to maintaining a diverse working and shopping environment can be easily seen by walking through one of our stores, domestically and internationally. More notably, Abercrombie & Fitch’s commitment can be seen through our exceptional diversity programs, whether they are internal or external, and the results they yield. Diversity reflects the multidimensional insights we share collectively. Simply put, it is imperative to our growth that we staff our business with diverse talent and run our business with an inclusive mindset.
Our strategy for creating a more diverse and inclusive culture is focused on the elements and drivers of organizational change, including: Leadership Commitment, Employee Engagement, Measurement & Accountability, Communication, Training & Education, and Policy Integration. Individually, each driver plays a key role in maintaining our focus on Diversity & Inclusion, and collectively they allow us to audit the standards and processes that fuel our drive to be the best in class. A few examples of how we have woven these drivers into the fabric of the organization include:
- Using social media to keep our associates highly engaged in the dialogue around why inclusion is a core element to business success.
- Integrating diversity-related metrics and communications into documents reviewed by management in the ordinary course of business.
- Drawing the correlation between inclusion and innovation during the Merchant Trainee orientation process.
- Auditing individual stores on their recruiting strategies and compliance with diversity training.
- Ensuring that the pool of secret shoppers is racially/ethnically diverse, so that we can monitor the in-store experience by demographic group.
In order to help support and implement this strategy, we rely on our Executive Diversity Council (EDC), made up of senior leaders from several business units across the organization. In January 2010, as an extension of the EDC, we created a Stores Diversity Council made up of District Managers and Recruiters to empower our associates to lead this effort from our stores. In May 2010, we launched our Distribution Center’s Diversity Council, recognizing that each employee population should become leaders in moving this initiative forward. In the fall of 2011, we expanded the Stores Diversity Council to include associates from Europe and Asia, to provide a different perspective on how issues of diversity are not only discussed but also defined.
Learn more about our diversity initiatives, philanthropic efforts, and social and environmental sustainability programs at www.anfcares.org.
Abercrombie & Fitch and our associates believe in supporting the communities where we do business. We are committed to being an exemplary philanthropic citizen by giving back and making a positive impact in our communities.
We show our commitment through monetary donations, as well as countless hours of volunteer work that our associates give to a host of great causes. We are focused on giving back to our headquarters’ local community in Columbus, OH, as well as nationally through non-profit organizations. As our company continues to expand internationally, we are furthering our efforts to have a global impact and our international locations stand ready to lend their support.
Learn more about our philanthropic efforts, diversity initiatives, and social and environmental sustainability programs at www.anfcares.org.
Abercrombie & Fitch is proud of our commitment to international human and labor rights, and to ensuring that our products are only made in safe and responsible facilities. We partner with suppliers who respect local laws and share our dedication to utilizing the best practices in human rights, labor rights and workplace safety. Abercrombie & Fitch believes that business should only be conducted with honesty and respect for the dignity and rights of all people.
Abercrombie & Fitch has implemented some critical policies and Codes of Conduct, as well as established strategic partnerships with various organizations. Our Company has a department solely dedicated to spreading our human rights mission throughout our supply chain and within our Home Office. In both the short and long term, we believe there is always an opportunity to better the lives of everyone who does business with our company.
We recognize the importance of environmental stewardship, and we are committed to understanding the constantly evolving impact that our business and operations have on the communities where we make and sell our products. Through analysis, we intend to develop and implement practices, which reduce our environmental footprint while promoting long-term, sustainable partnerships throughout the world. We don’t always have direct control over the manufacturing or logistics supply chain, but we can and have made improvements to those operations. We are committed to advancing our environmental initiatives by increasing education and awareness throughout our partnership base. We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and to advocating for greater attention to environmental stewardship with all the companies who we work with.
Our common goal is to reduce waste through conservation, collaboration, and carbon emissions programs. To accomplish this, we have embraced The Three Rs concept: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The Three Rs concept is helping us to focus our short-term environmental stewardship initiatives. We are taking a look at the energy we use and exploring ways to reduce our consumption, and we are advocating for similar change in our supply chain. We are challenging our employees to look for creative ways to do their jobs more efficiently, and we are working with industry partners to limit waste. We are engaging our industry to collaborate on broader goals so we can collectively have a measurable impact. The Carbon Disclosure Project and external consultants are helping us track our carbon emissions and report our progress in a meaningful and verifiable way. By adhering to The Three Rs concept, we will continue to identify opportunities to reduce, reuse, recycle and limit the size of our carbon footprint.
Learn more about our social and environmental sustainability programs, diversity initiatives, and philanthropic efforts at www.anfcares.org.
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I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than a year)Pros
The best part of working for A&F is working with your team. You truly become a family and develop a support system within the store, district, and even the region. There are so many resources and so many opportunities to grow. You get so much practical experience in the world of business and you can truly excel. You can go from being in-store, to home office, to opening stores internationally, etc. Definitely a great place to launch your career, and if you work hard, stay for years and years to come.Cons
Holiday season is tough, but it's retail so that's expected.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Always remember the culture of we mindset.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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I applied through other source – interviewed at Abercrombie & Fitch.Interview Details
It was a lengthy interview. The whole thing took about and hour. Lots of in depth questions asking for examples from your education experience and past work experience. You have to think quickly. Make sure you come in with your accomplishments in mind and how you achieved them. The questions are not difficult, but you definitely need to come prepared.Interview Questions
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- Tell me about a time when you had a project that had a time limit and you had to complete it under pressure. View Answer
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 & Fitch operates retail stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.