Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
2,226 Reviews
2.8
2,226 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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  1.  

    Challenging Workplace, not for the Meek

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    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
  2.  

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

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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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    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 (more than an 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
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  5.  

    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 (less than an 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
  6.  

    Hard work, but fun

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  7. 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 (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
  8. 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.

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    AMAZING

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Model in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Model in Naples, FL

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

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers and managers !

    Cons

    minimum wage , stereotypes, sandals all season ..... can't wear toms like hollister

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    model

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    Former Employee - Store Model in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Store Model in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Pros

    great first job leadership company values personal growth great work atmosphere really laid back and fun always engaging

    Cons

    low pay promotion the repetitive music low hours. there's not really any thing bad to say about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    help associate while on the sales floor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    new MIT

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    Current Employee - Manager In Training (MIT)
    Current Employee - Manager In Training (MIT)

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    you get to wear flip flops to work, a big part of your job is based on wearing cute outfits, the music is alway bumping, the vibe is cool

    Cons

    structured breaks and shifts, you need to know military time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you rock

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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