Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
2,303 Reviews
2.8
2,303 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Fun friendly atmosphere . Oversee multiple projects simultaneously. Team environment. Every day is a new challange to beat LY &shrink, to have amazing floor sets, and a well styled team. Ability to develop team and have effective management meetings.

    Cons

    Image based. Hired by looks and must hire canadates by apparance. What you know doesn't matter as long as you look good and have amazing style everything else can be learned. Music is really loud smell is strong sometimes have to deal with irate customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overwork your management team.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Everything you expect

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    Current Employee - Impact Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Impact Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    -You get to wear pretty comfortable clothing. (Even though as a Manager you HAVE to buy the clothes from the store every time its a new season)
    - If you're in a market where they need managers, you can get promoted pretty quickly

    Cons

    -Salary is LOW and you cannot negotiate.
    -Discrimination happens all the time.Even when you're trying to avoid it.
    -Customers are ALWAYS yelling at your ear because they don't like the music, smell or how dark it is.
    -Retail, retail, retail... you get the picture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Easy but awful

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    Former Employee - Model
    Former Employee - Model

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

    Pros

    Easy job, can balance work & school

    Cons

    The employee discount doesn't matter if everything is already on sale. Over hiring is a problem. New people get most of the hours to weed out people that have been there longer than a month. You have to buy your own clothes (unlike my other retail job where they give you money to buy their clothes) manager scheduled me once a week but would call me in atleast 3 times a week. Minimum wage as a model sucks when you have to buy their over priced clothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over hiring, have a few models and impact, increase pay wages, fix employee benefits & over priced triple a's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Easy Going Work Place, Great People

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    Current Employee - Floor Model in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Wayne, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, super chill and fun
    Managers were pretty good
    Always got hours every week
    Compensation was fair
    The work is not strenuous

    Cons

    The store is dark and the music gets annoying
    The call in shifts forced last minute plans
    I would get a lot of closing shifts and weekend shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    overworked, underpaid

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    wokring with people that are typically in the same age group, discount on clothing, oportunity to move up the ladder was quick and easy. given a lot of training, in store and out of store.

    Cons

    very long hours for the pay, expectations of management were unreasonable for the age an experience of the management team. not a realistic job for anyone with a family or children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not saying that more pay always produces higher quality associates, but it certainly woud have helped the management turnover and morale while being worked over 40 hours a week with no overtime pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much turn-over

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot of great management skills here and discovered my own strengths and weaknesses as a manager. I enjoyed the customer service aspect of the job. Being a visual manager was challenging but rewarding.

    Cons

    There was way too much turn-over from top to bottom to ever develop a cohesive work dynamic that was efficient and inclusive. The store was always so short staffed that kids would be over worked. Standard suffered because of this. The pay at all levels was not competitive at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Store Model

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    Current Employee - Store Model in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Store Model in Florence, KY

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

    Pros

    Easy going environment, great method of unconventional networking, a great way to meet new people and make new friends, great employee discounts on A&F apparel, and a relatively flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Low starting salary for models and impact (level) positions, standing for extended periods of time, sometimes tedious tasks, however these cons do not at all undermine the many pros of working at Abercrombie.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I love Abercrombie

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    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Great discount
    Flexible hours
    Nice people

    Cons

    They expect you to work really long hours when they need your help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better, keep better stock room workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    hangout spot

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    Former Employee - Model/Sales in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Model/Sales in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    you'll meet great ppl. you get 30%employee discount. 50% discount for triple A's.it was ok more like a hangout than actual job.

    Cons

    quite repetitive, and just know that it is superficial. only hired if you have the looks. min. wage job so don't expect much except for holiday's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    This was my first retail experience. I worked there for 1 year. I learned a lot...

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    Former Employee - Model in Short Hills, NJ
    Former Employee - Model in Short Hills, NJ

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

    Pros

    taught me organizing and fixing the sales floor. taking care of fitting rooms. ringing people. they never push you to make any sales which is a good thing for beginners.

    Cons

    I had a horrible co- manager.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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