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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
2,146 Reviews
2.8
2,146 Reviews
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Abercrombie & Fitch Chairman and CEO Mike Jeffries
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with really good looking people - cons is that they are not smart (in 44 reviews)

  • you got to work with people your own age and the managers were pretty laid back (in 108 reviews)


Cons
  • The lucky ones would get 8 hours a week getting paid minimum wage (in 232 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance, poor support from upper management depending on the district/region you're in (in 69 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic learning opportunity - Responsibility from day 1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various  in  New Albany, OH
    Former Employee - Various in New Albany, OH

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Young vibrant company, hard-working environment, great sense of community

    Cons

    With lots of responsibility quickly immediate supervisors can have limited experience (only 1-2 years more than you) and limited knowledge in how to manage effectively.
    Given that it is a fast paced industry and company; the environment requires hard work dedication and willingness to work longer hours than other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the org chart structure at the entry level positions. Rather than having assistants report to associates etc. have all team members report into the Analyst/ Allocator/ Merchant level or senior level and train those people in how to manage growth and development effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced environment with friendly coworkers

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    The discounts are always a plus. Managers are nice and make sure they train you properly.

    Cons

    Some challenges may be the middle hours they are given for their add-on associates. They also care to much about image.

  3.  

    impact

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    Current Employee - Impact Member  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Impact Member in New York, NY

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible and fellow co-workers are all very nice. The managers are outgoing and understanding.

    Cons

    Managers do not monitor associates well enough, which encourages laziness and an uneven distribution of work amongst associates. Do not have a sufficient amount of employees for the day, as a consequence, ask associates to stay longer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very Average place to work

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

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers of similar age and interests. Laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Most managers have no idea of what they are doing and have never managed anybody before. Pay is what you would expect for retail jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Relaxed but stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Model  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The hours they give you are bearable, the employees are fun. Most managers are chill and easy to get along with. Coworkers are attractive and fun. Short hours for models, very flexible schedule. Easy to get shifts covered.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great, mininum wage. I don't understand why we are so underpaid if we make $1000+ on a slow day. Some of my managers are incompetent and I have to correct them when they have worked here for months.
    The discount only works on certain items. Not enough hours if this is your main job,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Id advise that you guys pay your employees better for all the hard work they do. Or at least give raises to those who deserve it,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You meet a lot of people working, but the work can become boring often.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Model  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Model in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the work is easy, you make a ton of new friends, you get to meet customers from around the world, they are very flexible with your hours.

    Cons

    the music will be stuck in your head all day, not much room for growth, not given many hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a high-school-type job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Model
    Former Employee - Model

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Your average retail job. Great place to work if you just want to have a job, while in school or/and need something on your resume.

    Cons

    Other employees are constantly calling in sick or asking for favors in shift changes. Which works, in your favor, if you need more hours, because the average work week is 9 hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not difficult work, experience managing employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is good for first job after college.

    Cons

    Company values are somewhat skewed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfying, enjoyable, Fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun atmosphere, opportunities to advance, great sense of belonging.

    Cons

    Pay, upper management, favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not take advantage of those most capable of doing great things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good job for a first job but not a pleasant experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member  in  Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Fort Myers, FL

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

    Pros

    No experience required.
    Easy interview. Start off with many hours (23 in the first week for me)
    Easy for model
    Moderate difficulty for impact as you will have to work model as well as complete impact tasks.

    Cons

    Minimum wage regardless of experience. Managers play favorite. I didn't feel welcome. If a manager has a problem they tend to gossip as if they are still in high school. I am stressed when I have to work for them. They will call you at 10PM asking you to come in for an hour on a school night, if you deny their request you get a significant lower amount of hours. I average 6.5 hours biweekly. They hire based on education, physical appearance and social skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together, act professional and understand not everybody has a college degree. Quit playing favorites.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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