Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated March 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. So far i like my current job. I like that it keeps me busy and crazy throughout the day, I have good mangers.

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    Current Employee - Full-Time Stock
    Current Employee - Full-Time Stock

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

    Pros

    You get discounts, i believe at the kids store and adult, since i work at the kids store.
    I get lunch break which is nice because my "ONE" previous job didn't give breaks.
    I get paid vacation days, supposedly health insurance but I need to look into that...

    Cons

    The standards for models have fallen a lot, I like structure and order because my first retail job as a sales associate or "stylist" at Superdry was strict and I took pride in that... The models need to be picked better? I guess.. No raise though :/

  2. I am a floor model. I stand and walk around on the floor making sure no one is stealing, customers are being helped.

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    Current Employee - Floor Model
    Current Employee - Floor Model

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Laid back, meet many new people, people are attractive and around the same age, 50% off discount for tripple a's

    Cons

    gets boring, you stand the whole time, you don't get many hours, you never get a raise, you get slaved around by managers, can't have more than 1 earring in each ear and no facial piercings, discounted clothes are still pricey with the discounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be nice to get a raise, be allowed to have piercings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I was a model which means I was a salesperson in the actual store

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to meet people, improve your speaking abilities, and get experience

    Cons

    Not many hours and pay is low

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  5. MODEL (Sales associate) talking and helping customers

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Employee discount on the clothes and get retail experience

    Cons

    Have to wear their style and can't wear jeans with stitches that show different brands

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fair

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Flexible hours, they'll schedule you when you are available

    Cons

    Must wear A&F clothes so if you're not a fan then you might want to rethink working there but the clothes are stylish.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Nice company

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Albany, NY

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Great clothes, fun work environment

    Cons

    Decent pay for a kid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Fun, easygoing, but shallow

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    Former Employee - Floor Model in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Newington, NH

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good Job to Gain Life Skills if You're Just Out of college

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. College grad management team was decent and kept workers motivated

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    Current Employee - Model
    Current Employee - Model

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with college students that are hired and work there part time

    Cons

    Standing around with no commission

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be so pushy, its a minimum wage job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Orange, CA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Nice bosses, easy work, okay pay

    Cons

    can only wear certain clothes and have your hair and makeup a certain way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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