Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
2,294 Reviews
2.8
2,294 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • The company has a fun work environment with young, energetic employees (in 117 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 245 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 77 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was good experience

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, casual work environment

    Cons

    Lack of hours and low pay rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should provide more compensations or discounts to go along with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a bad first job

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    it is a fun environment, with other young people, you get to wear jeans, early morning shifts are a fun opportunity for store builds, it is fun to get a look at what items are going on sale before they go out

    Cons

    Turnover is high, no one is asking you to think, coworker mindfulness varies, the business is slow and you could spend a large amount of time refolding the same items to fill the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent work experience, could use better training and communication environment

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    Current Employee - Picker in New Albany, OH
    Current Employee - Picker in New Albany, OH

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

    Pros

    Work is fairly simple and easy to pick up

    Co workwers seem really friendly and eager to help

    Cons

    Management while can be friendly and approachable seems to lack an interest or commitment to making you a better worker, or tips on the job.

    Doesn't seem to be much flexibility as far as switching shifts. Obviously the point system sucks.

    Working for a temp agency, if you are looking for flexibility you will be constantly reminded that since you are a temp if your performance isn't goos you are the first one out the door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good job out of college

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    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Rockford, IL

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

    Pros

    Good insurance
    learn about the retail world
    you can get promoted quickly since turnover is high
    People were fun to work with

    Cons

    Pay is not great
    long hours
    recruiting employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay management more if you want them to stay and it will increase performance of your store. American Eagle managers were making almost 10K more a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Some beneficial and negative things

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Okemos, MI

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

    Pros

    Working in a management role helped me to develop my own management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. The employees that I worked with were very fun and laid-back.

    Cons

    The culture and corporate directives were very inflexible. This often led to subjective choices that often conflicted within store management and regional management. Also, the culture the company wished for its employees to display was often hard to encourage when little incentive was given to part-time employees to convey the culture and style the company wished to portray.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, fun place to work, but horrible compensation

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    Former Employee - Model in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Model in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed making friends with all of my co-workers
    Customers were courteous and kind for the most part
    Excellent training from competent store-level management
    As soon as I got my degree, management opportunities were made attainable to me

    Cons

    The compensation for entry-level employees is abysmal.
    I'm not sure if I should hold upper management responsible for this, but sexual harassment of employees by customers is rampant and at times made me quite uncomfortable.
    Stores often hire more people than necessary which makes it difficult for even the most tenured employees to pick up a decent amount of hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to meet new people and friends.

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Newark, DE

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

    Pros

    Cool people to work with
    Work is not hard
    Managers are easy going
    Hours are easy to get
    Great discounts. 30% regular, %50 for 3 items in new season.

    Cons

    Closing means late nights, could mean 2-3 hours past midnight

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An interesting experience..

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    Former Employee - Model
    Former Employee - Model

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

    Pros

    A lot of my friends worked here, you get good discounts. Managers are usually very friendly, easy work.

    Cons

    You are required to buy the clothes for the uniform. $50 for plain brown leather flip flops is just a little ridiculous. They also want you to be totally natural and even went as far as asking me to dye my hair... how is that natural? It was blonde at the time and they wanted it brown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Meet great people, sales experience, great job for high school (at least when I was in it)

    Cons

    Pay, CEO, company image now

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of fun!

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Commerce, GA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Commerce, GA

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

    Pros

    Working for this company is as if you aren't working at all. Sure, you have to be to work on time and perform job duties, but the amount of fun I had makes it difficult for me to call it 'work'. Overall, It was an awesome experience. Definitely look into it if it's your first job or need a part-time job while in school.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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