Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,224 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working with really good looking people - cons is that they are not smart (in 47 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 243 reviews)

  • Work-life balance varies based on how much time you are willing to make for personal activities (in 76 reviews)

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  1.  

    Terrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Visual Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    There are no Pros to working here.

    Cons

    Under paid and over worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible Pay and Hours; Stuck up employees and management -- glad to be out of here!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    You are able to schedule and update your availability online.

    Cons

    - It's a popularity hot stop; management and employees are snobby and stuck up--if you are not part of the group it's very hard to fit in and you end up feeling awkward. Typical high-school crap.
    - Management judges employees based on appearance
    - LOW LOW LOW pay
    - 4 hour shifts.. your paychecks are literally like $28 every two weeks; mine were working part-time at least
    - On-call shifts pretty much ruin your whole day--some days you'll get called in and other days you won't so you pretty much sit at home and can't make any plans or anything just in case. The company does every trick in the book to try and skimp as much money as possible from the employees.
    - STRICT STRICT dress code!! Your hair can't be a certain way, your nails can't be a certain color, you must wear flip-flops or converse (sweet, there goes your paycheck buying freaking converse)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Stop judging people on the way they look--I find it disgusting that management veritably confirmed that they will not hire a person who dropped of their resume just because of the way they looked.
    2. Stop clumping up into groups that clearly isolate other employees not part of it-- horrible environment to work in; grow up! Save that stuff for your lunch break or after work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underwhelmed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    You'll love it if you're dumb. Easy job right out of college.

    Cons

    You are literally only promoted if you look like the people on the marketing. They do not and will not promote based on merit or results (unless the results you're counting are if there are all attractive people working at your store). So basically if you kiss up to your district manager and look pretty, even if you run your store into the ground you'll get promoted!
    Compensation.
    No set schedule, not even guaranteed a weekend day off.
    Manager turnover.
    No positive reinforcement, just things to "push back on" so you perpetually feel like you're doing a terrible job.
    Working with 17 year olds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay.
    Don't discourage your managers from taking their vacation.
    Care about something other than looks.
    Learn what words actually mean; the company lingo is not accurate.
    Be nice.
    Allocate more hours to stores so standard can actually be maintained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Soul-crushing environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cash Lead in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Cash Lead in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    The only thing AF does right is hire outgoing and attractive people. So attractive, in fact, that doing your job is not even a requirement. I routinely witnessed more attractive (also less intellectually autonomous) colleagues promoted over more experienced, better qualified individuals. While fun in the beginning the negatives far outweighed the positives.

    Cons

    Management communicates horribly using only predetermined lines. Hierarchy results in extremely inefficient planning and execution of tasks. Questionable hiring and promotion practices. Not a good environment for anyone who questions leadership, rules, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with your employees. Treat them better (everyone hates you) if you expect them to follow the pointless rules set up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Do Not Work Here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    It is an easy full time job to get. You can be the dumbest person on earth but as long as you are handsome/pretty, you will get the job

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible pay, shallow corporate culture

    Its a dead end job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay your employees more and create a company culture of mutual respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Run.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Model in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Model in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for anyone who needs experience as their first job, I suppose. It was my first. Minimum wage. Learned to build greater self worth and self respect (see cons). Learned what is and is not acceptable for any future job or life in general. Learned how to stand my ground confidently towards both men and women.

    Cons

    They treat Impact terribly. Be prepared to get harassed- management and customers. Sexual exploitation/advances. Arranged marriage/payment. Sugar daddies. Run. You have to be 18+ for a reason. They know what they're doing. No proper training. Run fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees when they are being harassed. Especially the girls. It's scary and sad. Better yet just give up. Kids don't wear this anymore and you all have offended EVERYONE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    General manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Good people to work with, discount,

    Cons

    Long hours. Did not get paid ot

  9.  

    The Look

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    If you fit "the look" then you will enjoy your job

    Cons

    If you don't fit "the look" good-luck

  10.  

    Just awful.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    It's easy. I could do the work if I was sleeping.

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance.

    How they allocate raises is an equal opportunity employment lawsuit waiting to happen- they only give raises to those on the cast (which is the 'most attractive' people employed in the store) and it's to one girl and one boy, once a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Even though your employees have a high turnover rate, start acting like they're not expendable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very annoying

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Daytona Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Daytona Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    The discount. That is probably the only good thing about working there.

    Cons

    There is no communication from corporate. If you came up with a way the company could do something better but there is no way to say hey lets do it like this. Some policies are redundant and do not work for every store. Technically you do not have to buy their clothes but you need the same style without any logos and honestly where are you going to find that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get feedback from current employees on what works and doesn't work. Not just from a flagship store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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