Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
2,302 Reviews
2.8
2,302 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with generally cool good looking people is a perk (in 49 reviews)

  • The store is small so it's easy to manage so it's a very laid back job (in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • Part time workers get minimum wage (i've never heard of any models getting a raise) (in 250 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 78 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worst company ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Nothing except some of the kids were decent

    Cons

    No help. Horrible pay. Too much work with no resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees better

  2.  

    Management is a joke and employees are treated poorly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Model/Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Model/Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    You can do absolutely nothing and keep a job

    Cons

    Employees are rated on a scale of 1 to 10 for attractiveness before they are hired. You might get fired after a few weeks because your photographs are sent to and reviewed by corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees and encourage good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The worst job I've ever had.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Model in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Model in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    It's chill and slow paced most of the time. It's an easy job and it's mostly greeting people and giving them advices

    Cons

    Abercrombie kids and fitch have like the worst hours and like you wouldn't get scheduled for 3 weeks In a row! No matter how bad or good you are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    High School/College kind of job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    Discounts on some nice clothes

    Cons

    very low pay
    immature management
    horrible hours

    Perfect for a high schooler, but that's about it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Model
    Former Employee - Floor Model

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

    Pros

    Not really any pros? You get half off a few items, only because you're required to wear the outfits.

    Cons

    Terrible music, terrible scheduling, vain company, manager said "only they pretty people go in the front room"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    I had a full time job. I was able to make enough money to barely pay my regular bills. The music is nice.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, racist, prejudice, discrimination. Your schedule is irregular. You are not a salary employee (as a 4year college graduate, you intend to receive such perks, but not here.) Sexual harassment. sex sells. Your morals and ethics are thrown out the window. Clothing is beyond provocative. For example, women dresses are so short if you bend over to scratch your knee your butt is exposed, shorts are so short your butt cheeks are hanging out, as a female. They train you to not hire what they consider to be unattractive. Many of the people there do drugs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to be more humane, professional, be moral, and ethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Out of touch - living in a make believe world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, good looking campus

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and accountability at all levels. Senior management horribly out of touch. They perpetuate this by hiring good looking clones and dressing them in uniforms, living in a make believe world convincing each other how good they are and how everything will be OK. No wonder business slips away each day and they are last ones to wake up to trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have courage to seek and face honest customer feedback. Encourage employees to speak their mind versus guessing which way the wind is blowing today. Hire diverse, real, talented people not "good looking" clones. Instill accountability in dept. heads, get rid of entire old guard....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time

    Pros

    literally nothing. run away fast

    Cons

    everything from leadership to pay to scheduling and expectations unreasonable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pay is terrible, hours are terrible, upper management is terrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with cool people. Immediate managers are usually decent people. If you drink the kool-aid and are decent looking, you can move up relatively quickly.

    If you get a good DM/RM, the company is still fun. Unfortunately, they are far and few between now. All of the actual intelligence has left this company. I assume they saw the writing on the wall.

    Cons

    Upper management is filled with ridiculous attention seekers, who need to constantly be told how "great" looking they are. It's essentially a joke of mediocre (yes, there are numerous of you) to good looking people, who have inferiority complexes. When I first started, it was actually a really fun place to work...now it has become a joke. They'd rather hire people based on looks and not their intellect.

    Good luck getting time off, by the way. There's like 3 months of time that can't be taken...not like you get much PTO, anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe try and run a business and quit looking in the mirror.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    awful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    none at all. wish i could give zero stars.

    Cons

    everyone who tells you that a&f is a horrible company and to stay far far away? believe them

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