Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
2,330 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with generally cool good looking people is a perk (in 49 reviews)

  • The store is small so it's easy to manage so it's a very laid back job (in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (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.  

    Hard work, but fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. Nice, cool people.

    Cons

    they are not necessarily the smartest people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    even though it seems organised, it is not, store managers need to take more control of the people and especially the stock room organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Boston, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meet lots of people, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    No raises long days stuck in a loud dark store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that Abercrombie is not cool anymore

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not bad once you pay for cloths.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very nice and professional.

    Cons

    You have to buy their clothes to work even if you work in the back room. They give you a one time 50% discount for each season you will have to buy. As part of your uniform you get to choose between buying converse chucks from a shoe store or flip flops from A&F. You will be climbing ladders in the back room so be aware of that if you plan on opting for the less expensive flip flops. Also like most retail jobs the music becomes unbearable after the first week. Although the manager let us have our own music in the stockroom.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a career, but a decent paying gig

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    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 an year)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mind-numbing, over-critical

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly good discount
    Employees were fun
    Part time job
    Flexible hours
    Ability to transfer to different locations

    Cons

    Discriminatory hiring practices
    Boring, repetitive work
    Not given enough hours
    Minimum wage
    No opportunities to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversification, and offer more sizes!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Bad Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Model in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Store Model in Boston, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing really enjoyable about working here

    Cons

    -Constantly re-folding clothes
    -Low salary
    -Managers are un-professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the salary-

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad pay, managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No pros, everything is bad working for A&F

    Cons

    Everything, nothing good working for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Frustrating environment for hard workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Simple tasks
    High energy work environment
    Co-workers close in age

    Cons

    Company Culture at higher levels of management
    Poor promotion standards
    Understaffed
    Poor allocation of resource

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Home office doesn't have a realistic view of what it takes to run a store staffed primarily by college students.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Low value for employees with a rigid lower management structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount that goes up to fifty percent four to six times a year depending on floorsets
    High energy employees

    Cons

    Pressure to adhere to a look policy that is not consistent with the written one each associate agrees to.
    Part-time employees are not given enough hours to maintain a consistent presence.
    Managers have become glorified sales associates with a lot of pressure to drive sales in a dark environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take feedback from lower management more often.
    Offer more opportunity to part-time employees that show commitment to the brand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Just a terrible job experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some associates where fun to hang out with

    Cons

    Have to work night time and the hours/shifts are just terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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