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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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1,194 Ratings

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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    • 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.  

    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
  3.  

    I honestly LOVE this job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Model  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Model in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    I am constantly talking with my District Manager and Store Management Team about promoting and becoming an Intern at Home Office and they all respond well and are trying their best to get me the position.

    Cons

    The biggest con is other associates. There are tons of people that work there that don't care about their job and I hate that. Plus management does nothing about these under performing associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being more selective as to who you hire and also make it easier to promote up the chain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging Workplace, not for the Meek

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    During my tenure, I was constantly challenged. I was given new opportunities, and was promoted regularly.
    - 40% Discount at A&F 30% Hollister
    - Great health care benefits
    - Beautiful campus
    - Wear A&F clothes (shorts, polos, flip flops) to work

    Cons

    Long term stress. It seems to never let up. WOrk life balance became difficult at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider long term plans for support when implementing new systems/software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun environment to work in and also the social aspect of the job is pretty great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, especially if you're a student and need a part time job.

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes be sparse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very rewarding. High self-esteem.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Model  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Model in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Modeling opportunities in the modeling industry. Opportunity to expand networks. Abercrombie and Fitch has a large customer base internationally.

    Cons

    At Abercrombie and Fitch we were inhaling too much cologne that misted the rooms. We also had to work late nights to make sure that rooms were all organized. This occurrence happened when we were under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be too judgmental.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Joyful working environment! Workplace is good and the team members.. A lot of fun!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impact  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Impact in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    + Fun people to work with
    + Feeling to be part of the team
    + Flexible schedule
    + Nice/Cool managers (good to communicate with)
    + Partial reduction on items

    Cons

    Till so far no Cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice till so far, everything seems to be arranged well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work, but fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Very laid back atmosphere. Nice, cool people.

    Cons

    they are not necessarily the smartest people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    even though it seems organised, it is not, store managers need to take more control of the people and especially the stock room organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    fast paced environment, great training program, advancement opportunities are endless especially for international expansion

    Cons

    retail hours can be challenging and time off during holiday seasons can be hard. Other than that I can't complain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Super easy. If you're looking for a part-time job for after school hours or on the weekends, this is a piece of cake.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Spring, TX

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

    Pros

    The employees and managers are really nice and helpful. They don't hire sketchy people, so no weirdos lurking in the corn. Easy money. Easy hours. Work really well around schedules so if you're in school, that's a major plus. Very organized and structural. There is an answer for everything that they do.

    Cons

    This is a high traffic store that has big issues with thieves. There is not much you can do if the thief runs out of the store (you cannot chase them through the mall.) You have to wear their clothes, but they don't mind if you wear the same thing over and over again as long as you wash. Make up is strict, has to be natural. No facial piercings. No nail polish. I'm not sure on facial hair. The worst policy is that employees have to be attractive. That is very subjective and sad that it is actually policy. Actually, that boils down the whole company. The company sucks because it has it's nose stuck up in the air. They don't even realize, only middle schoolers wear their brand because they know no better. TAKE THAT DAMN MOOSE/A&F OFF OF THE CLOTHING. Nobody wants to see that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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