Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
2,301 Reviews
2.8
2,301 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very good first job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Get paid while basically dancing, folding, having fun with others
    Managers are usually nice
    Hours can vary if you are a student

    Cons

    pays the minimum wage
    you get tired of retail after a year
    the friends you make there will quit the job one by one until it's your turn
    You can't grow unless you have a bachelor degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I am a college student and was able to do my homework while I worked.

    Cons

    There were no cons to this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great. My boss was wonderful and approachable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Crombi

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    A lot odd females and food discounts on clothes also job is fun. You'll get to see about of different people too.

    Cons

    Holiday season things get hectic you'll have to work at a fast pace to keep up with the demand of the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Decent work experience, could use better training and communication environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Abercrombie & Fitch Gal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Floor Model in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    It was a great first job and allowed me to interact with different kinds of people on a daily basis. It helped me tremendously with confidence and has allowed me to successfully use what I learned in the job to transition to other jobs! The environment is very low-stress and I felt like it was a chill "party" all the time!!

    Cons

    Very strict in appearance (clothes-wise and grooming wise)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's a lifestyle brand that becomes your life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    At the time of employment, the benefits were great compared to other employers I had after working for A&F. Networking was a big thing. Got to meet a lot of people. Upper level micromanaging of every store helped run each store uniformly so that transferring from store to store was easy.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't the best compared to other retailers. (I was told the benefits make up for it, yea only if you take advantage of it)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good job out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Some beneficial and negative things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Great people, fun place to work, but horrible compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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