Abercrombie & Fitch
2.8 of 5 1,794 reviews
www.abercrombie.com New Albany, OH 5000+ Employees

Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.8 1,794 reviews

                             

31% Approve of the CEO

Abercrombie & Fitch Chairman and CEO Mike Jeffries

Mike Jeffries

(985 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The staff is fun and mostly good looking people which is a plus if you are single"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Laid back work environment, working with people around your age group, easy job"
    in 92 reviews
Cons:
  • "Being a impactor/model you start off getting paid minimum wage"
    in 196 reviews
  • "Work/Life Balance - They don't care about what's going on outside of work"
    in 61 reviews
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Good job

Model (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

ProsPeople , atmosphere , sometimes triple AAAs

Conspay is minimum wage no increses

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Great Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New Albany, OH

I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch as an intern for less than a year

ProsI like the people I worked with, since I worked with an older group. It was also exciting to work for a global company.

ConsYou are highly encouraged to wear the brands' clothes. Also, A&F's reputation is not strong in the US so there was a little bit of embarrassment working for them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I was a model and cashier.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

ProsAble to wear their clothes and listen to music while you worked.

ConsPeople stealing and the price of apparel.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe a GREAT manager that your coworkers can look up to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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All about the brand

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

ProsFun work environment with employees that share similar interests, flexible hours for store employees (models), pretty stress free job

ConsForced to buy their clothes to wear in store (not sure if that has changed since), loud music, intense cologne smell everywhere, had to be clean cut and shaven all the time

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good experience, laid back employees

Intern (Former Employee)
New Albany, OH

I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch as an intern for less than a year

Proscasual clothes
everything was on "campus", including great cafeteria and workout facilities
pretty relaxed work environment
friendly employees

Consemployees were fearful of top management
you feel almost forced to stay on "campus", thus never far from your desk

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Retail Hell

Model/Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsYou meet fun, young people that you can definitely relate to
Learn to work in high pressure situation
Learn how to fold(lol)

ConsYou have to wear their clothes and spend your hard earned money on them every time a new "Triple A" comes out
Managers are often shallow about looks and appearance
Work Drama - its like being in high-school
Work you like a slave for minimum wage
Remember, you are not a model, you are just a sales associate.
Your expendable, hours are slim

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Impact Team

Impact Team (Former Employee)
Huntington Station, NY

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

ProsThere where many good looking people. Fun work environment.

ConsPoor salary, and little room for advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire less people and focus on quality not quantity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people but awful company policies.

Impact Employee (Former Employee)
Lynnwood, WA

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

ProsI loved the other employees and my manager. My manager often would bring us Starbucks. He also was good at giving feedback without being too critical. All of my coworkers were extremely nice and fun to talk to. The work was straightforward and relatively easy.

ConsThe policies of the company were sometimes disturbing. They only hire attractive employees and they do not trust or respect the employees or customers. You are told to always watch out for customers stealing but are never instructed on good customer service. The dress code is strict. Pays minimum wage.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut more effort on customer service.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working as a model.

Model (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsFun work environment, great opportunities to meet people working in the fashion industry, great part time opportunity job besides school because the flexible availability.

ConsShifts are tend to be irregular. The bad reputation that abercombie has.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Easy, but not fun

Model (Current Employee)
Scranton, PA

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

ProsEmployee discount (even though it's just 30% and occasionally 50% on some items), not difficult work, I have known people who were sent to other countries to work at new opening stores abroad which is very exciting

ConsMinimum wage with very, very slim chance of a raise, boring, not fun, basically have to buy clothes to wear to work, no one really stays for a long time (although I have been here for two years, but have not moved at all for position or salary-wise)

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more incentives for people to stay longer and work harder, like pay raises or increased discounts

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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