Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated May 29, 2015
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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. Abercrombie & Fitch

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Model/Brand Representative in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Model/Brand Representative in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, Nice managers, pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Sometimes you work late hours of nothing but folding, all so it can get messed up tomorrow.

  2. Management and your relationship with management determines your experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Annapolis, MD

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My store was incredibly understaffed and I was the only reliable Impact so I was offered all the hours I could handle (sometimes about 25 a week; one part-time associate worked almost 40 a week) and was flexible with the hours I was provided
    Relatively relaxed pace and job
    Interactions with customers and team members are mostly positive
    Location (in a mall) is convenient
    Frequent chances to practice leadership without any formal authority

    Cons

    State minimum wage at the time was only $7.25/hour
    If you were not very friendly with management, your experience was not enjoyable. I observed this with another employee who's sense of humor and ethics did not match that of a manager-in-training. That's not to say that management is hostile or hard to work with, but your boss might have a strong personality.
    Lots of energy required for social frequent engagement
    Understaffing meant sometimes I had to work much later than scheduled

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider your hiring/staffing process of associates AND managers
    Hire more associates and give them better schedules and more hours
    Hire smarter and more skilled associates and managers

  3. Rough but good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Miami, FL

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

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

    Pros

    It's a great job for being fresh out of college-- work and take time to figure it out. And if you like it, it's a good career path as well.

    Cons

    Hours can be weird and it can be draining. It can consume a big part of your life.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep hours more consistent... And avoid scheduling people to close and then open the following day...

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  5. Decent Part-Time Job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely flexible schedule, ease of job, amicable co-workers.

    Cons

    Low demand of intelligent work input, the necessity to report to another employee for any function other than basic duties, uncomfortable work conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Staying on top of workers during their shifts will increase sales potential through improvement of work conditions: mobility around the store as well as break times will drive happiness and ambition as well as friendliness.

  6. Not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Fun environment to work at.
    Make new friends
    Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Call ins
    Low pay, lots of work

  7. Good job for kids in highschool.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. Good for first time High School job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Model in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Model in Montclair, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with friends, cute clothes, energetic atmosphere, get to pick a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Repetitive and doesn't chance, having to buy the triple A's and stay in style whenever the floor sets changed, only one playlist with about twenty songs - some of the same music I hear on the radio that they used to play still irks me, annoying immature managers constantly calling you to come into work when you have off or guilt tripping you to stay longer if you are already at work - I still have over thirty voice mails from them. If your manager likes you they will give you a lot of hours, if they do not like you or are low key trying to tell you to quit they will cut your hours. And a downside to working with a bunch of good looking teens is the drama... oh god the drama.

    Advice to Management

    Do better.

  9. sometimes disorganized, sometimes not

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Brand Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

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

    Pros

    coworkers were cool people to work with, the discount is great 50% at the beginning of a season

    Cons

    whether or not things got done depended on the manager for the day

    Advice to Management

    keep track of where the employees are, work alongside employees to stimulate morale

  10. ehh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    its a decent job for college students. the work environment is pretty good and if you have good managers its usually a fun time.

    Cons

    they try to make you wear the clothes and they are really expensive. they pay minimum wage which in 2015 is just insulting. If you need anything more than spending change, this is not the job for you

  11. Visual Merchandising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Abercrombie and FItch challenges its employees and allows you to work with lots intelligent young people. Great place to start right out of college. Good salary and time off given to employees.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not a high priority at Abercrombie and Fitch. Employees are expected to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    After long hard weeks in the office allow employees to leave the office early on a friday(not just 15 minutes early). Even just saying thank you for your hard work would be nice to hear.


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