Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • You're surrounded by good looking people in an environment that can be pretty relaxed most of the time (in 49 reviews)

  • laid back culture which is great (in 121 reviews)

Cons
  • Doesn't pay very well ( minimum wage) (in 250 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Good job for kids in highschool.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quincy, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job. Good for people who never had a job before.

    Cons

    Dont give enough hours. They hire way more people than what is needed.


  2. Floor Model

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not a demanding job, fun atmosphere, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, loud music gives you headaches, they are very meticulous about how you dress.

    Advice to Management

    Actually seem appreciative of your employees .


  3. Sucks. What else can i say?

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    ! hour breaks. Cool co-workers.

    Cons

    Management and expectations. Pay. Pay. Did i mention the pay sucks?

    Advice to Management

    Pay everyone better and you'll see a big boost in morale and work output.


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    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Perfect job for recent graduates. Happy the company is changing to be customer focused. Room to grow/hires from within. Job title change! Model - Brand Representative; Impact - Stock Associate.

    Cons

    Compensation is awful considering a Bachelors Degree is required. Raises are minimal. Feeling used and under appreciated. Little feedback at times. Working long hours when visitors from HO come, only to be let down when they don’t show. Upper management afraid to term managers who are not performing, leaving Store Managers struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Value and give praise to your management staff. We are running your stores and it would be nice to get a pat on the back every now and then. With everything changing, it seems a bit rushed... Slow down a little and make sure lower management understands and can implement all new changes correctly and efficiently. Term managers who are not performing. It’s exhausting and leads to turnover.


  6. Fun, easygoing, but shallow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Newington, NH

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's fun to work with people your age. They're easygoing on hours because basically all the employees are students except for the managers You could make your own schedule and just had change your availability 2 weeks in advance if you were going out of town and you never needed permission. It was easy to find someone to take your shift if needed bc they employ so many people Discounts were fun

    Cons

    The pay sucked...its minimum wage and no raises are given They really do hire based on looks and put the less attractive people in the back room working on stock You had to buy the newest clothes...I ended up with less money in my bank account than when I started Call-in shifts were awful...you had one per week and had to call the store one hour before it started to see if they needed you...impossible to make plans

    Advice to Management

    Call in shifts are unrealistic. Go easy on the less attractive people...its not their fault. GIVE RAISES! Minimum wage is impossible to live off of especially if you only work 20 hours a week and go to school


  7. Good Job to Gain Life Skills if You're Just Out of college

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Braintree, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Braintree, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you just graduated college with a liberal arts degree then ya, it is a good job to become an assistant manager. It is rewarding hiring and training employees and seeing them grow as people. There are a lot of opportunities within the company and transfer options. It is a great job to get on your feet and out of your parents house. There is a sense of camaraderie with the other managers.

    Cons

    I wouldn't recommend this company if you're super creative, there is a strict dress code and flip flops are essential. It is also RETAIL so there is that, customers that shop there most of the time suck and since you can only hire good looking people it is extremely difficult to have a strong staff. The hours suck, home office expects you to dedicate your life. Also it is impossible to make your district manager happy, they will always find something to pick at.

    Advice to Management

    Let your managers have weekends off more. Allow them each to have at least one day! Also lighten up a bit on the look policy, it is just a little much.


  8. Flexible Hours for Students

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Model in Salem, NH
    Former Employee - Model in Salem, NH

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, fun, attractive people, discount Great atmosphere music and fun people to work with not the best pay but enjoyable

    Cons

    Pay, turnover, repetitive Besides the pay i really enjoyed the time i worked there. Not many cons

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. A very social environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Model in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Model in Peabody, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great discount. Everyone was around my age and managers were much more chill as Abercrombie got more lax on what you could wear and not wear

    Cons

    In the past you basically had to buy the clothes you worked in

    Advice to Management

    There is no room for promotion. You have to have a 4 yr degree to go anywhere which is nuts for a retail store


  10. Decent part time job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Boston, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet lots of people, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    No raises long days stuck in a loud dark store

    Advice to Management

    Realize that Abercrombie is not cool anymore


  11. Not a career, but a decent paying gig

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Amazing health care, dental, and vision benefits - Decent starting salary - straight forwardness of position - Being in a leading role straight out of college

    Cons

    - The inconsistent hours - Monotony of the position - Needing to recruit for more associates even though the store had limited hours to allocate



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