Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
2,337 Reviews
2.8
2,337 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.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Meet great people, sales experience, great job for high school (at least when I was in it)

    Cons

    Pay, CEO, company image now

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends what makes you work hard....

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    Former Employee - Store Manager/International New Stores Team in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager/International New Stores Team in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun people!
    Laid back dress code---has to be all AnF but can wear jeans and chucks to work
    Task oriented
    Decent pay and benefits
    Transfer locations across the country

    Cons

    Work schedule---nights and weekends
    Judge people based on looks
    Easily becomes a high school environment with cliches across management teams
    Recruiting---have to approach random people to work there, if you hire a great looking 'model' you up your chance of being promoted
    Store is judged by how many and how great the models look. Regardless of how the store looks or how well sales are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to keep great managers. I saw so many talented people leave the company because they were treated with disrespect and not given incentives to stay and move up in the company.
    Stop treating the shirtless models like gods. They don't deserve more money than the managers who put in hours of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    run far away

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    super easy same thing every day

    Cons

    terribly ran no leaders no team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with the century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Store is very upbeat, seeks young good looking employees. That being said, the work culture can be fun, always something in common with someone.

    Cons

    The smell of this place is enough to make your nose want to fall off. Although the A&F brand only attracts kids 9-15, employees are expected to walk around wearing moose clothing. Discount is terrible, 50s are terrible. Get ready to spend your paycheck on your attire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little less shallow and hire people that will actually show up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    perfect first job but nothing more

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time

    Pros

    Great managers that are young, fun, and understanding.
    Make friends with all the other associates who are similarly young and outgoing.
    Wonderfully diverse company

    Cons

    Pay
    Closing three hours after the mall.
    Too much stockroom work to be done.
    folding is annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give associates task that they can put their ideas into but coach them through it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent first job in retail

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    very flexible hours, fun co-workers

    Cons

    culture was not always ideal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun job with little pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is a lot of fun- you are working with outgoing people who are all your age- management teams are a lot of fun, making work bearable!

    Cons

    Very slow paced environment- if it is just you working time moves very slowly. There is really no pay raise- I worked there for years and not once got a pay raise. You stay at minimum wage for the most part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only thing I could think of is since there is very little age difference from management and associates drama can be stirred up- really unprofessional!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for a first retail job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Paramus, NJ

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

    Pros

    You get a decent amount of retail experience is you work as a model (sales associate). The clothes is pretty casual and you aren't REQUIRED to buy the clothing as long as you wear something that's similar enough to what they're currently selling. I always got a break whenever I asked my managers for one, as they weren't scheduled at like specific times or anything. If you're a good worker they are likely to give you a bunch of hours.

    Cons

    You only get many hours if the managers are fond of you or if you work very hard. Employee discount is only 30%, and NON-negotiable wage no matter the experience or time working there. Corporation visits were unnecessarily stressful as managers became unfairly demanding. Company has VERY questionable values...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good for a job in College

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    Current Employee - Floor Model in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome way to meet people
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Go through managers like crazy!
    DM's and RM's are awful
    2 people out of the whole store gets raises a year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Good relaxing time after school, meet different people, work in a young and exciting environment, meet new friends and hang out after work

    Cons

    kind of boring, have to wear AF clothes during work, have to keep fit to show the AF clothes which sizes are really small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i love the management, very flexible

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