Abercrombie & Fitch

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Abercrombie & Fitch Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    not a good place

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    Current Employee - Floor Model in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    the co workers are cool

    Cons

    pay is bad and not fair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more to people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Easy first job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with like-minded individuals, good discount. Fun environment. The company has very clear direction of what is expected each day, and a good training program for new managers.

    Cons

    Hours could be a bit difficult, especially in a location which has overnight employees. Managers are required to work six days during the holidays, and get paid half-time for any hours over 40. Huge push on constantly recruiting good looking college kids to work in the store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some teams good and friendly.

    Cons

    Most teams stuck in doing it the way it's always been done. Highly political and many clicks. HR facilitates more backstabbing than personable accountability. Value statement is so long it's worthless, as demonstrated by many. Probably worst is many have advanced to high positions because of political connections rather than experience and proven record.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stepping stone into management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great operations system, structure, and training programs. Abercrombie is incredibly efficient in their process in the stock room and on the sales floor. The job is also a lot of fun and socially stimulating for young people.

    Cons

    Terrible hiring process, values, and pay. Upper management often discriminates against how people look, often referring to people who look good as quality workers. Upper management also continuously call and text you on your personal cell to recruit on your off time. Recruiting for management has only 2 requirements, they have to have a college degree and they have to be attractive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for, terrible salaries lead to hiring terrible people, the people who are good workers quickly find other jobs that pay more. If you want quality you have to pay for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It's sucks don't get enough hours

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    Current Employee - Floor Model in Willow Grove, PA
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Willow Grove, PA

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

    Pros

    Ummmm I don't think anything

    Cons

    Everything don't fill like you have a job I went a month without working an had to cal them I think they forgot about me don't give you any hours worst job in life

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Model

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Online scheduling, 30% off discount

    Cons

    Poor management, you have to purchase the clothes to wear to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees

  9.  

    Corporate does not care for associates

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abercrombie & Fitch

    Pros

    Flexibility, casual uniform, clothing discount

    Cons

    low pay, impossible to move up

  10.  

    Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    It's a job. You get a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    A lot. Hours / scheduling. A lot of micro managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on micro management

  11.  

    Decent for incoming college student.

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    Former Employee - Model in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Model in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Shirtless models (sometimes)
    Discounts

    Cons

    Dark environment
    Loud music
    Rude customers
    Terrible pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits would be nice. More competitive pay. Better training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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