Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
2,218 Reviews
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2,218 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with really good looking people - cons is that they are not smart (in 47 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 243 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 76 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good, easy work as long as you're keeping busy, managers are always cool

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    You're working with a lot of people your age and you get hours based on how good of an employee you are. Also, you get first look at clearance. I like how it is really easy to talk/joke with a lot of the managers.

    Cons

    Some of the managers can be really uptight and too specific and constantly make you refold your piles. The customers also tend to be more annoying than at other/nicer stores

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The job will be as easy or as hard as your DM wants it to be.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to advance quickly is the biggest benefit of working here..... provided you are good looking and your DM and RM like you. It was good practice for interviewing and speaking with upper management. As with almost all retail your experience will be all about who your boss is and what they expect out of you. I happened to have great bosses that kept giving me opportunities, but that is not always the case. Wearing comfortable clothes was a small perk. Working with generally cool good looking people is a perk. As a manager you get to pick the people that work for you so with enough time at a store you can basically make of team of really cool people.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure that comes along with very poor pay. They say that they pay less because they only promote from within. So expect to make less than your peers at other retailers all the way up the food chain. I would recommend work for A&F to get the title you want, SM for example, then apply to other places that will pay you THOUSANDS more.
    As a general rule you want to be at high volume stores to gets visits and noticed by upper management so you can get promoted faster but that means a lot more pressure than low volume stores and a generally stressful experience. I have heard of managers sleeping at their stores before visits...
    All of upper management came up through the ranks while the company was doing well and they had over double the model coverage. So when they walk in your store they expect it to look like when they were running stores. Its almost impossible because we have less employees in the store than they did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being jerks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    good place to work highly recommend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    great place, nice clothes, i like it there

    Cons

    reeks of cologne all the time

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  5.  

    Something Different

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Learning experience, very flexible with hours, meet new employes

    Cons

    The salary is low and there are not a lot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with the employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Little pay for lots of work

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, management was cool, I worked on the floor sometimes too.

    Cons

    Little pay, lots of work, manipulative managers, always had to get someone to cover for you even if no one really wanted to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic with the timing for employees to finish certain tasks.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a good experience but with a lot of pressure

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in New Albany, OH
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in New Albany, OH

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

    Pros

    -- Good looking people
    -- Great Cafeteria
    -- Employee discount
    -- Annual sample sale
    -- Travel abroad for new store openings (Only if you are US citizen)

    Cons

    -- Lot of pressure during holiday season
    -- 24 hour shifts during holiday season
    -- oncall can be really hectic sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -- some managers needs better training in employee management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Okay Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    It's a very nice environment to work in. Coworkers and my manager were fun and friendly. It's not so busy so I wasn't so pressured.

    Cons

    Low pay. Minimum wage of 7.25$ and not enough hours.

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

    I loved it

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    Current Employee - Floor Model in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Everything great super super super

    Cons

    CustomersCustomers Customers Customers Customers Customers Customers Customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was an nice experience there

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Model in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Model in Livermore, CA

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

    Pros

    Meeting & , greeting new people , looking at the new inventory

    Cons

    Just making sure the floor is clean & clear at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just to give more hours & days to the employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Strong Work Ethic, and Resiliency a Must.

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, Social work environment. Opportunities for career advancement limited only by your ability to commit to Company vision and execution.

    Cons

    Easy job at all positions, limited mental challenge. Stressful, and strong physical work ethic required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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