Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
2,234 Reviews
2.8
2,234 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • you got to work with people your own age and the managers were pretty laid back (in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 244 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This was my first retail experience. I worked there for 1 year. I learned a lot...

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    Former Employee - Model in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Model in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    taught me organizing and fixing the sales floor. taking care of fitting rooms. ringing people. they never push you to make any sales which is a good thing for beginners.

    Cons

    I had a horrible co- manager.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Model/Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    The company gives a great discount to it's employees, casual "uniform", easy going work environment, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Discount is only applicable to full price items, folding clothes and walking around making yourself look busy gets boring after the first 30 mins on the clock, and you don't get many hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving better hours to employees. We need to eat too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Associate (Abercrombie Kids)

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aventura, FL

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

    Pros

    Most of The managers there were very professional cordial and friendly and were willing to work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Very strict when it comes to tardiness and if you have missed or are late to one shift they will decrease the amount of shifts you receive in your next scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should provide more stable scheduling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Abercrombie and Fitch

    Former Employee - Impact Team Member
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member

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

    Pros

    The hours are very flexible and managers are very willing to work around your schedule. This is a really good job to have while you are still in school.

    Cons

    They consistently hire new employees, almost on a weekly basis, so you have to deal with a lot of new employees who are in training. It doesn't seem that very many people stick around for too long.

  6.  

    Impact

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Discounts, flexible schedule, laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Boring, strong perfume scent, lots of standing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The job requires you to be proactive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The managers care
    Nice kids who have priorities
    I think managers DO pick people who are social and hardworking (they don't just hire attractive people)
    I like working in an atmosphere where people actually have goals in life and want to work I think that's what makes a good company
    Everyone is friendly and minds their own business
    Yes the pay is min wage and there is a lot of work and just because it's Abercrombie outsiders think no one in the store actually works when we do (esp. Managers) they have a Ton of responsibility and they are get it done type people / it is a job
    The clothes are better quality than they used to be as well as fairly priced -

    Cons

    You have to ask questions or figure it out which is not bad, but it can be a little difficult because the managers have a lot on their plate
    Hard to fix availability
    Not knowing how to do something when there's no one around when you first start I'm their to work and be friendly to coworkers because it's my job!
    Managers think you don't care if you try to call and the phone keeps ringing for a "call in" and you end up getting in hot water with them unfortunately when you tried to contact them which sucks because I take pride in going to my shifts
    If you have never shopped here you will be lost at first but luckily I shopped there everyday before
    Still don't know rules and regulations
    Trying to pick outfits for work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Picking great employees, be a little more picky with diversity in terms of age, and be more understanding and communicate with the employees who care, nicely tell people to go home if they are not needed don't just be like um we don't need you! That would be nice. Otherwise you know the company and you have good judgement so we trust that your judgement of hiring proactive, friendly individuals. Trust employees better!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    meh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    If you are young, it's very social, so theres a little fun to be had while doing the job.

    Cons

    Minimum wage job doing boring stuff that isn;t stimulating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you're employees :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoyed the people and environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    You get to meet other young people who share your interests.

    Cons

    Many times you are stuck folding and refolding clothes when the store is dead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be kind and respectful towards your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of ups & downs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    Lots of promotional opportunities, very professional work environment, great people, fun, company perks (like discounts at movie theaters and eateries). The MIT program is a great leadership experience that developed skills and gave me knowledge I was able to carry on to other positions.

    Cons

    Pay is very low. So much work and extra time is expected of you with pay that low. That can be very frustrating. Also, work culture varies based on leadership and location. I have had great experiences in my current district, but awful experiences in another district.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider bumping up the pay. Employees will be more likely to stay with college debt and less likely to feel resentful over a lack of work-life balance during busy seasons.

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    not the best job, not the worst job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are the reason I stuck around for more than a few months. I've met a few of my very good friends here. You learn a lot about yourself as far as how much you can handle when it comes to stressful, long days. If you can do this job you have set yourself up with a solid foundation for success in any other industry.

    Cons

    There is never a set schedule for managers, even though there is a mandatory management schedule it can change at any given time when people don't show up or something comes up. Its hard to plan your life outside of work because things always change in retail. Turnover kinda sucks sometimes, literally 3-4 managers will quit at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving managers some sort of incentive for working overtime would be nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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